I’ve tried to stay busy all day! At work I walked, I cleaned and I watched funny carpool karaoke videos. Before I knew it it was time to go. So I did a little grocery shopping and then picked up dinner (Chinese) and my last piece of chocolate cake for a long time. I just needed a piece of chocolate cake before my taste buds are fried. The food police even ate a piece with me. It was a little pre chemo party. He said he was going to take me to the Walmart parking lot and we could both have out cake there but we had too much to do and he was really tired. Silly man!
Like I’ve said before I’ve been doing a lot of reading on the side effects of chemo and things to help elevate them. Of course loosing my hair has been my biggest worry but it is what it is. The other big issue people have is a metallic taste for many days after chemo. They say it wears off just in time for your next treatment. Some of the blogs I’ve been following have said that sucking on Lemon-head hard candy helps the taste not be so strong. So I bought 2 boxes of lemon heads. Another problem is sever mouth sores. Several people have said if you eat popsicles you don’t get the sores. Problem is you have to eat one before, during and after the treatment. Something about the cold keeps the chemo away from that area. I may have mentioned it before but there’s this thing called cold capping. It’s these ice cold helmets you wear before during and after chemo and it’s supposed to help you not loose your hair. Only problem with it is it’s about $500 a month. I can’t afford that and it’s only about 65% effective. Most people still loose some hair and some still loose it all. If it were a sure thing or as cheap as popsicle, I’d be game but not at that price!
So Terry and will be heading to the doctors office around 10:15. They have some things they have to do first and then I’ll be hooked up to the IV around 10:45. So if you’d please keep me in your prayers around that time, I would be grateful.
I’m going to keep this short tonight. I took two G-Clear about 45 minutes ago to help me rest better. I’m going to go give them a chance to work. I’ll let you know how things go tomorrow, tomorrow sometime.