Aug 26, 2009 - 6:25 pm
Several questioned me about this.
Cat Litter: Cat litter (dirty) contains a parasitic bacteria that is very dangerous to pregnant women and during chemo. I received a booklet, which I have since thrown away, that said not to clean cat litter during chemo.
Oysters: Oysters contain a bacteria that attacks your liver. If the oysters are not cooked thoroughly, you can become very ill. Someone said no shellfish. I ate shrimp, lobster and scallops.
Dirt / Soil: Again, soil contains bacteria as does potting soils, fresh flowers, etc. If your WBC's are low and you receive a cut while working in the garden, you can become quite ill with a blood borne bacteria. I got fresh flowers many times during the last 7 months.
There was a lot more, but that's the three things I would have certainly done during chemo. A friend told me she was not allowed to eat the flesh of fresh fruits, tomatoes, lettuce, etc., and no berries. I ate Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. almost every day.
Please add anything you were told to avoid.