Troubling long-term effects of treatment

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Ginette: So I was not very pretty. I was as white as a sheet. And during many months I only ate…

Janine: A white porridge that I was making…

Ginette: A white porridge because I couldn’t eat anything else because of my mouth. This and Ensure. So when you have this in front of you, you lean there and look at it and you say: “Well, if you want to survive, eat! Even if you don’t feel like it, eat!” It’s not pleasant, so… Janine was trying to put a little bit of fruits, a fruit that I would like, but you know that it is tofu with yogurt.

Janine: Tofu, full fat milk, yogurt, wheat bran, peach or pear because these fruits were the smoothest one for her tongue.

Ginette: It was the nutritionist…

Janine: I had to do it thick enough, but liquid enough to go through a straw. So it was…

Ginette: It was the nutritionist that I had…

Janine: It was a porridge.

Ginette: Porridge, porridge! A nutritionist that I had to see because I had lost… for sure 30 to 40 pounds.

Janine: In few weeks…

Ginette: In few weeks. So I was telling myself: “You cannot continue like this. You must eat something.” And she was asking me what I was eating. Of course I was not eating, I was taking bottles of Ensure, but it was not sustaining me. So she gave us this diet that went on for many months.

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