Thanks for those wonderful insights. I can especially identify with this analogy as my chemo meds break down my immune so the meds can fight the cancer cells; then my body has to re-build my system -- helping it to get stronger for the next go-round of this battle.
I can see the similarities for weight-loss as well. An odd things has happened to me during this journey as well -- I worked hard and lost weight; then my body started losing weight becuz of the huge tumor in my abdomen, so I lost so much I looked emaciated.
After the surgery, I started to gain weight back as soon as I could eat; and the steroids in the chemo has made me gain even more. Talk about re-building a temple -- I have now re-built some areas that needed re-filling (like my chest), but I sure hope that stops soon, as I don't want to regain all the weight back again.
My last round is next week so that's the last of those steroids and therapy starts after that. For now, I am just trying to eat as healthy as I can. I don't really want to lose weight fast and look sickly again. I think I am gonna really work hard on toning and getting more exercise like swimming this summer.
THANKS FOR SHARING ...