Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Day After

Today is the day after chemo. I took some Benadryl last night around 9:15 p.m. and never saw 10:00 p.m. This is so much better than the first two doses of chemotherapy when I was up all night. The unfortunate news is that I never even made it to halftime of the Monday Night Football game. The good news, I felt well enough to be at work today.

Today at work was one of the most productive days I have had in a long time.  Maybe it was because over half of the office was out of the office or maybe today was just one of those days that I could turn the brain off from thinking about Cancer and just focused on my to-do list.  Oh how I wish I could have more days like today.

Food still taste awful. The family ordered pizza for dinner last night and I could hardly eat. I can not even describe what it taste like in words. But it is a huge deterrent to eating. When I started this journey back in August my Doctor told me he did not want me to eat fresh fruits or veggies. And you know that is the one thing I have craved since then. So, I made a decision to ignore Doctor advice on this one and eat what I needed/wanted. And  that means, fresh fruits and veggies for me.  I have made other choices that are good. I have stopped drinking Diet Coke. I have been drinking Diet Coke since I was in high school., giving it up has been unbelievably easy.  I have almost detoxed myself from caffeine. The only liquid that really taste good right now is water.

Each chemo week my weight drops a good 10 pounds without even trying. Yesterday when I weighed in at the Doctor, I was down about five pounds from the last doctor appointment. Now the God Lords knows I have a few extra pounds to lose but this is not the way anyone should have to do it.

1 comment:

  1. Pam, what great news already this week. Restful sleep, no one at work, doctor says don't eat healthy and weight loss. I know this journey has it's ups and downs and I'm happy that the ups have it. Also, glad to see that you gave up your drug of choice, diet coke. Yea, water. I miss you and love you.