I am 24 hours out from the start of my first chemo treatment, and I have discovered the first thing I dislike about it: my beloved, delicious, warm, happiness-in-a-mug black coffee tastes like...aluminum??? Steel (stainless, of course)??? Copper!?!? It tastes like metal (my brother dearest recommended I go around licking various metal objects until I find the right metal match...lol). It tastes nothing like my delicious coffee!!! But, of course, I'm still drinking it. Gotta power through, right?!?
But if that's the worst so far, I'm doing great! :) I know there are more challenges ahead, but this was the first thing to strike me as "Yup, my life is gonna be different!" I did have some major dry mouth last night, which was interesting. I've had dry mouth off and on throughout my life (between rheumatoid arthritis and various medications, I've experienced it a few times), but this was D-R-Y MOUTH!!! As in, when I woke up last night, I wasn't sure I was ever going to be able to get my mouth open! Imagine that, ME not being able to open MY big mouth!!! lol. I went and used some Biotene rinse that a friend had thoughtfully bought me, which saved the rest of the night!
Also, is it bad that I'm kind of ready for my hair to start falling out, so I can quit plucking at all these stray facial hairs that drive me batty?!?!?
The rest of the day went well, I did some light yoga and went for a walk, which felt AMAZING. Now going to shower and rest up some more! Love and blessings to you all!!!