Feeling a bit better ^_^

My radiation therapy finally came to an end on Friday. I’m already feeling a bit better and my appetite is coming back gradually. I can’t tell you how relieved I am about that, because for a while there I was afraid that I’d never regain my appetite, that the diarrhea would go on forever, and that writing about food would be too difficult. But anyway, I am gearing up to commence posting here - Just Bento has gotten even more neglected than Just Hungry, I know. I may still be a bit slow, since I am not quite up to cooking yet, but I’m poking The Guy for more bentos and such. Thank you for your patience!

Here’s a sneak preview of a product review I should have up shortly.

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(If you can’t wait, take a look around the All Things For Sale site….^_^)

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I'm so glad to hear you're on the mend! We're all rooting for you. <3

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Glad you're feeling better!!! :):):) keep on :)

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Love to see you're on your way back but no rush. My daughter made bentos last week from your book. She is gone now shopping for ingredients to make more this week. Your recipes are so flavorful and definitely the portions I should be eating.

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I am so happy you are feeling a bit better. I hope you feel fully better soon.

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Hurray! So pleased to hear that the radiation side-effects are starting to wear off so quickly. Obviously we'd love to have you back posting here regularly, but the most important thing is you recovering and starting to enjoy food again.

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I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better:) Take your time, be patient with yourself. Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

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Take your time and get better, Maki. I have been perusing the archives and enjoying your incredible list of recipes.

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Hurray! We're so happy for you that you're starting to feel better!

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Great news!

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Please take care of yourself and do not worry about us, your readers. You are so brave to go through so much. Maybe you will write about foods to eat when one is sick? Okayu with umeboshi is one my father ate when he was out of sorts.

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that's good! did the therapy cause you to lose weight? D:

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Glad to hear you are feeling better....hope your days continue to improve!

Take your time and rest and pamper yourself. :)

k.

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Glad to hear you're feeling better!! I miss the old *you*! Keep poking The Guy for more bentos, please! (but don't tick him off! ^_^ )

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I'm glad you're feeling better, please put yourself first, take all the time you need, we (your readers) aren't going anywhere.

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Glad you are starting to feel better. Hang in there!

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Glad to hear. Your site has inspired me to make my meals fun and healthier than typical McDonald's style junk food. I might sound a bit selfish, but I still need you here to inspire me! I imagine others feel the same way. I don't have many of the more traditional Japanese items available to me in Mississippi, but I spin-off variations of your creations all the time.

My grandfather who raised me was also a survivor of radiation therapy, so I've seen the troubles first hand.
Try hard not to leave us! I'll pray my best for your safe and speedy recovery!

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Good to hear that. Hope you feel even better very soon!
I'm just starting bento-making, however, I'm confident I'll make it. Can't be hard compared to what you've been going through. Looking foward to new wonderfull bento posts. (but take your time, don't rush)

:)

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That is so cute :) I'm glad you are feeling better!

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So glad to read this post! !

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uwahh im so glad <3 Not having an appetite is the worst thing ever....... no....... having the runs is. :( Im glad your stomach is finally feeling like itself again!

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So glad you're starting to feel better! Onwards and upwards!

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I'm very happy to hear you are feeling a tiny bit better! Keep taking care of yourself xo.

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Hooray! I'm so glad to hear you feel better. I hope things continue to improve!

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My first bento box arrived today, which I bought because of your inspiration, and now this? I'm so pleased to hear you're coming back, but take your time. We'll be here waiting.

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Sending healthy and positive thoughts and prayers! Take care :)

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So glad to hear you're feeling better!!! Can't wait to see some new bentos!

Sending light your way :)

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Thank you for your generous contribution to good cooking, and to sharing ideas. I have ordered your book from Amazon, and I look forward to sharing by cooking better food!

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Take care, so glad you are feeling better :) I live in Mexico and bought your book in amazon, really inspiring !! God bless you

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I'm glad you're feeling better. I've lurked your bento website for about a year now but never posted anything- I was afraid I'd lost you! I love your site. I haven't attempted a bento of my own yet, but your site gives e an approachable way into Japanese and Japanese-American culture (my boyfriend loves everything Japan and wants to be a translator- it's a bit hard to jump right into Katakana while pursuing a science degree though ^.^ ). I look forward to seeing more posts!

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Yay! I'm glad you're feeling better!!! And I'm glad to see those hot dog stamps! I have a set and always mangle my dogs....looks like yours turned out well though.

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YAYNESS!!!!!!!!!

Friends of mine whose kids went through cancer treatment said taking some zinc at night helped with appetite recovery once radiation is done with. 50mg per night ought to the trick if your doctor says it's ok!

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So glad to hear you are feeling better - and looking forward to good food once again. It's one of the pure soul-and-body nourishing pleasures in life. :) Our best wishes to you for a speedy recovery! :)

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Don't worry Maki. Your fans understand. The important thing is for you to take it easy and enjoy what you can when you can. This too shall pass and you'll be feeling better before you know it so long as you don't rush yourself. :)

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I am glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. Each day is a new day!!

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Glad you are feeling better! You will soon be able to enjoy eating again!

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I started bringing bento to work for my lunch, I'm saving money and eating healthier and it's mostly because of your inspiration! Thank you so much!

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Wishing you a strong recovery and good health.

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Yaaaaayyyyyy!!! Congratulations!!! yes cheers to you for getting through your chemo and being done. Saying a prayer for you today that you start feeling much stronger and better quickly. Really love your blog.

God bless you!!!!!

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Loving the fact that you're ok. Keep it up, you'll be 100% in no time! :D

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So glad to read this!

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This may be my second comment in this blog. I've been reading for a long time - It's nice to read this, hope you can recover completely soon. Congratulations and all the best in this tough times.

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