What’s Your Favorite Soup? How You Can Help Feed Me During Chemo

Here’s the latest chapter of my cancer saga.

  • I now have all my drains out! (In case you missed how awful those things were, click here to see the evilness of drains.)
  • My stitches are healing well, the steri-strips are off, and my expanders are half full.
  • I will be starting chemo next week, IF my plastic surgeon and my oncologist say we’re good to go. (It looks like it is going to be a go.)
  • I ordered a wig today! Finally, I get the hair I’ve ALWAYS wanted.

I’ve been reading A LOT about chemo and what’s going to happen to me. One of the things I’ve read about is food and not being able to eat and/or not wanting to eat. However, many people who’ve been down this road before have talked about how soup was the best thing for them.

Here’s where I need your help. I would love for you to share your favorite soup recipe with me. I’m looking for more broth based soups and nothing that is spicy or super heavy and NOT chili. I love crockpot recipes too!

You can leave the recipe in the comments below or email them to me at gweningram@gmail.com.

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3 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite Soup? How You Can Help Feed Me During Chemo

  1. I loved and lived on potato soup. So Easy. 5 pound bag of potatoes, peeled, and cut into pieces. Boil them as if you were going to make mashed potatoes for 20 minutes, only don’t drain off the water. Add in 1/2 brick of velveeta cheese, 1/2 can of evaporated milk, 1/2 a small onion pureed, and salt to taste. If you want, bacon bits and chives can jazz it up a bit. I would make it at the start of every cycle and freeze it in individual containers.
    Also, milkshakes became my best friend too. Twice I got thrush during this journey and milkshakes were quite soothing to my throat. On days when I didn’t want anything else, I could have a milkshake. Be sure and have ice cream and your favorite milk shake flavoring on hand. Mine was always chocolate (is there anything else?)

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