Camp Wieser 2019 – Part 2 (the fun stuff)

This past weekend I had a chance to attend Camp Wieser with my family.  The camp is put on by the Me-One Foundation.  Their motto is “Me One, Cancer Zero”.  One thing they do is put on a camp (mini-retreat) for adult cancer patients and their families.  The only cost to the family is getting to the camp (gas, food, etc).  The rest of the weekend is fully paid for by the Me-One Foundation.

It was such a blessing to be able to relax and not have to be worried about anything else.  Each family attending the camp had either 1 or 2 hosts (depending on the number of children attending).  The hosts were responsible for helping the family get to any scheduled activities, such as spa appointments, or adventure appointments, as well as watching the children so the adults could have time to themselves.

As a mom of 4 it was nice to finally have more than 5 minutes of “me time.”  I was able to get a facial (a first experience), as well as a manicure (first time), and a 1-hour full body massage!

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Camp Wieser 2019 – Part 1 (food and glucose)

So, I’m back from my weekend retreat.
It was a great experience, and very relaxing. My children also had lots of fun.

The food wasn’t the best for someone eating keto, but it was manageable. I’m now back to eating my normal keto foods (as soon as I get some shopping done).

I had lunch on the road on Friday the 13th (I had a bacon-avacado burger at a small diner). Dinner was salad w/ some kalua pork. I’m thinking it wasn’t the best meal, based on how my glucose reacted. Glucose went down and then waaaaaay up (for me).

On Saturday I skipped lunch (it wasn’t looking very keto anyway) and just had supper. I didn’t have any ketoaide with me, or much sugar-free powerade, so I think I was lacking salts. I was trying to stay hydrated, but don’t think I did well with it. Dinner was yummy (they had some sauce free ribs, yay!) that I put my own sugar-free sauce on (and used my own Primal Kitchen salad dressing). My glucose did fairly well with the Saturday supper, the only thing was I ended up puking several hours later. I had been feeling a bit nauseas earlier, but was trying to stay hydrated.

Yesterday I had lunch and dinner on the road. Lunch was late in the afternoon, 3:30ish and supper was about 5 hours later. So that meant that my glucose didn’t have a lot of time to come back down after eating lunch before I ate more food again.

Today I’m back to only eating supper, drinking green tea, and such. I’m not sure why my morning glucose was so high, but it could have to do with being thirsty or not sleeping well (I’m not saying they are causative, but correlative). My glucose seems to trend higher when I don’t sleep as well (I guess its like mini roller-coaster dawn phenomena?).

NICU Days/Nights

Baby (“Luigi”) spent 2 weeks in the NICU, mostly learning to stay warm and gain weight. It was a very exhausting time because after I was discharged I had to split my time between my other 3 kids (“Mario”, “Peach”, “Rosalina”) and “Luigi”.

Hormones, stress, and lack of sleep all contributed to odd eating patterns and ketones that stayed low.

I’m hoping by 4-6 weeks post-partum things will even out and stabilize.

Intro

Hi, I’m KetoCancerMom and this is my blog.

I decided that this would be a good place to chronicle my story.  My story involves cancer, the ketonic diet, and my kids.  My story started when I was 38, and 23 weeks, 5 days pregnant with baby #4.