Blog for Jackie Sue while at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. UPDATED. This blog now covers her progress after her mini-allo MUD transplant. Her transplant was the first one to be performed by the Mayo Clinic.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Transplant -12 (Friday)

During our visit yesterday with the transplant nurse she stressed how important it was for Jackie to maintain high nutritional levels. She shared with us some of the tips for building caloric intake. She told us which place in town sold the highest caloric content milk shakes, etc. we went to the grocery store! This was just after we consumed fat-encrusted steaks at the local steakhouse; complete with "cheesy hashbrowns" and home made bread with garlic butter.

At the grocery store it was a no-hold-barred feeding frenzy! We came home with bags and bags of super fattening cakes, pies, ice creams, etc. As an example:

We have Ding Dongs AND Ho Hos
We have TWO different kinds of ice cream sandwiches and three flavors of Hagen Daz
We have PIE filling - to eat by itself
We have WHOLE milk

We even bought a bottle of syrup that cost $1.00 more than a similar sized bottle simply because it said "buttery flavor" on the label!

There wasn't a diet, fat free, or low-carb purchase made.

The only problem? The transplant nurse didn't tell ME to maintain a high caloric intake. Oh well...I guess I'll just have to suffer!

Bruce and Jackie
From the Mayo
PS. Jackie read the blog. She asked me to inform everyone that is was YOURS TRULY that purchased the Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and Hagen Daz. It was also ME that had the cheesy hashbrowns. But it was HER that paid $1.00 more for "buttery" maple syrup!!! Bruce


Blogger Tami said...

YUMMY!!!!! That is the kind of diet anyone would like to be on. Expecially chocolate lovers like myself. Well enjoy! Have a great Saturday.. Love ya

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