Today I woke up and felt normal in bed as I have each morning, funny thing, if you don't move about, and just lay there with the sun streaming in, with your puppy dogs on the bed and your husband next to you, you would think it was a normal day.
After getting up, I noticed my stomach was a little off, had a bit of diarrhea, but not bad ta all, just stomach a bit burning. Had a crossiantwich from Burger King and it settled into my stomach nicely, I was pleasantly surprised. Later on during lunch my son invited me out for it, but I didn't really feel like eating, so drank a coke instead, it's nice to drink cool things again, I have to drink slow so that it doesn't overwhelm my throat still, but a least it's cold stuff!!
I think my stomach has done better this time because I have kept drinking things, such as hot cocoa, hot apple cider, hot water with lemon slice (which gave me acid reflux, put in too much lemon)coffee, etc., in trying to stay better hydrated, I tried and succeeded in drinking enough the first round of chemo (2010)but not enough to stop me from feeling miserable, this time drinking more is proving easier on the body. If there's one thing I've learned from others is STAY HYDRATED, too many have landed in the hospital due to dehydration or adverse effects at home from it.
I feel much better today and better energy, as evening progresses, so does my sense of well being health wise. This morning after getting up was feeling off, and for most of the day, but the evening has me feeling much, much better, almost normal!!
I realize I am not up to cooking great the first week of chemo, I didn't want to touch anything cold from the refrigerator, nor the cold pan handle, or the cold forks and knives (plastic silverware is much better to use when on Oxyplatinin, does not feel cold)or water, etc., so pretty much spent time being hungry, had asked husband to cook me a couple of eggs, and he was so like "I don't know how to cook!!!", that I ended up putting on gloves (thanks Marie who loves Kitties!!!)cracking the eggs myself and cooking them. They did not taste as good as I thought they would (taster must be off)but I needed protein at that moment and force fed one of the eggs to myself, the dogs got the other.
So I have made arrangements with my daughter-in-laws mother who cooks for Father Leary once a week (she does all his meals for the week once a week)to include me and I would pay her, she said no payment necessary, but she doesn't have a lot of money either and food costs money to buy and to make (gas, electric, water, etc)and at 150.00 a week for her to prepare 2 cooked dinners,(hubby likes to eat too for some reason) nutritious dinners for seven days, is well worth it. I just need the help for about 7 days and then can cook all I want after, as I am about to do today!! Bring on the beef/cabbage soup ingredients I am about to cook one heck of a soup!! I consider myself very lucky to have this solution to dining during that first week of chemo, I wonder how others cope?