Sunday, June 26, 2011
... you have a new hobby, cancer.
I'm exploring raw food. I say that with a complete grain of salt (figuratively)... I just don't have the dedication to be Kris Carr. However, I am mastering the green drink and I am the proud owner of a new VitaMix. I mean, my parents are the proud new owners of a VitaMix... I am just leasing it. Tonight I tried to make banana ice cream but was less than impressed. My mom did make avocado salad dressing that was delicious for our salads at lunch.
Sometimes I make inappropriate cancer jokes or just say things that might make people question if I have a brain tumor (ha, I do). Exhibit a, I was at the nail salon with Katie. She asked what the aerosol that you spray on your nails to help them dry does... as she finds it questionable. I said, "It used to worry me too, but I figure I already have cancer..." - the lady across from me was aghast. Exhibit b, at my first radiation appointment the resident said "hypothetically, if I was treating you for prostate cancer..." I interrupted him and said "oh hunny, if you were treating me for prostate cancer, we'd have other problems..." Yes, I called the resident hunny. He's never really spoken to me at length since.
Well, its 15 minutes away from chemo time. It's pretty amazing to take chemo at home and not have to deal with a port or ivs and a chair. I do recognize how lucky I am. Temodar so far has not been unbearable, however, it did give me awful stomach cramps on day 2. Like, laying in the back of the car on the radiation, moaning cramps. After three calls to the chemo nurses (so wonderful!), an antacid did the trick. I've just been taking it every morning and that seems to help. I haven't heard or found many other people having this side effect but don't think its out of the realm of possibilities.
I am tired tonight. Luckily, I will sleep as soon as I take the chemo pill and miss any potential effects.
Keep calm and carry on ~ Emily