Mar 16, 2014 - 5:54 pm
And no, I'm not asking about booze (per se). I wonder how much fluid you drink in a day, including water, coffee, tea, milk, juice, sodas, and also any booze.
I am still having problems with low blood sodium. After my first chemo, my sodium dropped to medical emergency levels and I wound up in ICU. My levels still haven't recovered back to the normal range. I don't have any symptoms or problems from it, and there may be no clinical significance (this may be my "new normal") but I don't have much of a bumper before I get in an emergency situation. My daughter-in-law, an Oncology RN, told me that in her 10 years experience, she has only seen this 2 times.
Meanwhile, I have been put on fluid restrictions in an attempt to get my sodium level to rise. I was also given a prescription protein supplement. What protein has to do with sodium is a mystery to me.
I miss my beverages--my cups of tea in the morning and afternoon. A glass of water always in reach, or a bottle of water in the car. My evening Coke. I'm supposed to suck on candies or chew gum instead of drink. I feel so thirsty and a little obsessed about getting a drink.
So I am curious about how much other people drink?