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Tastes buds going-shutting down the Egg for a while

billyraybillyray Posts: 1,120
edited July 2012 in Off Topic

Just started a 7 week protocol of radiation and chemo for throat cancer yesterday. They say my taste buds will be leaving soon and probably won't be back for 4 to 6 months after treatment. So, I'm hurrying to cook some brisket and butts for tomorrow, while I can still taste them.

It'll be my last cook for a while, but I hope when I start again the pork and beef taste as good as they do now. If they end up tasting like road kill, I'll let you know. But, then again if road kill tastes like great pork and beef, I'll save some money and have an endless supply. 

:))

Have a great 4th and enjoy your families and friends.

Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    Wow. Good luck with the chemo, Billyray !!!!!
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited July 2012
    Best of luck. We'll have the lump going for you when you come back.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • mr toadmr toad Posts: 666
    best wishes


    In dog Beers - I have had only one !
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,120
    edited July 2012
    Everyone keep posting the great pictures of your cooks. I'm going to show them to the doctors, so they can add them to their lists of meds for dry mouth and sore throats. I think they'll produce more saliva than anything else on the market. =))
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • calracefancalracefan Posts: 492
    Good Luck with chemo, the egg will be waiting !
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Everyone keep posting the great pictures of your cooks. I'm going to show them to the doctors, so they can add them to their lists of meds for dry mouth and sore throats. I think they'll produce more saliva than anything else on the market. =))

    :)>-
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • bookswbooksw Posts: 234
    Take care billyray- I hope it goes better than you are anticipating.  How are you seasoning your brisket...?  
    Charleston, SC
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  • tgklemantgkleman Posts: 202
    Best of luck.  My wife just finished chemo and radiation for breast cancer.
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  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 794
    Good luck, billyray!

    Our thoughts are with you and as taz said, "we'll have the lump going for you" when you return to egging. 


    :)>-
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 997
    Good luck!!  Just thinking about how good your cooks are should restimulate your taste buds very quickly. 

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,120

    @booksw I'm using Old #2 Texas BBQ rub. Web address is below.

    http://www.texasbbqrub.com/no2.htm

    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,768
    Best of luck BillyRay. Praying for you.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Take care and keep us posted.  Thoughts and prayers with ya....

     

    Cookin in Texas
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  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    Good luck brother. We'll keep posting for ya! \m/
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,094
    @ billyray-best of luck and don't let them wear you down. Will be interested in your road kill assessment-you can go first with that one.  And a great 4th to you and your family.
    Louisville
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  • Hokie_SmokerHokie_Smoker Posts: 450
    Good luck Billy Ray and enjoy the 4th we're all in your corner.

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.

     

    Belmont, NC

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  • GA_DawgsGA_Dawgs Posts: 273

    Good luck!   

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  • smokehogsmokehog Posts: 4
    Good luck with the chemo!
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  • Give em hell Billy Ray. We'll be here when you get back.

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  • setdahooksetdahook Posts: 134
    Was just thinking of the Jimmy V foundation and his speech from the espys before I read you post. If you have never listened its a great speech. Anyway my thoughts and prayers are with you. 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,149
    The very best to you and what you have ahead. Hope soon grilling once more.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Good Luck BillyRay we will be thinking about you. I hope you are up and BBQing in no time. 
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,120
    Thanks for all the kind words and especially the prayer support. My old personalized license plate from the late '70s says it all .Phil 4:6,7
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    wish you the all the best billyray . excellent verse btw 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,242
    Good luck from a fellow survivor.  There is life after treatment, start planning that return cook now!
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • TexAg87TexAg87 Posts: 22
    God bless, Billy Ray. Look forward to hearing how awesome your cooks taste on the other side of this.
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  • bookswbooksw Posts: 234

    @booksw I'm using Old #2 Texas BBQ rub. Web address is below.

    http://www.texasbbqrub.com/no2.htm

    Thanks!  Hows your progress on the brisket and butts?
    Charleston, SC
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  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    Sorry to hear that. Get well and back to your egg! Happy 4th. 
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  • allitnilsallitnils Posts: 109
    Hey, all the best with your treatment.

    You can keep cooking on the egg, but instead of flavour think of texture, crunch, heat, etc.
    Just 'cause you can't taste something it doesn't mean it can't be amazing..!

    AND, think of all the cool party tricks you'll be able to do.. ;)
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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Best of luck Billyray! We WILL keep the lump burning hot for you! Wish you all the best and your in our thoughts and prayers! Head up man!!
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
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