Saturday, December 5, 2015

The First Real Tragedy of Chemotherapy!

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  It tastes nothing like my delicious coffee!!!  But, of course, I'm still drinking it.  Gotta power through, right?!?

Le sigh.

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?!?!?

On a more interesting and positive note, I opened up my Bible to do my reading for the day (I've been working on reading through the Bible this year), and my reading started with 2 Corinthians 1.  Verses 3-5 jumped out at me: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."  This passage gave me so much comfort, joy, and reminded me of what I am fighting for.  I am fighting for my life, so that I can help others going through this same experience.  I must carry on so that I can show and remind others how good God is, and how much he helps us in our times of trials and tribulations.

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!!!


  1. I tried researching which metal it would be, but I'm not getting a definitive answer. :( However, I did find this article which may be comforting/useful overall..?

    I'm sorry that you have to go through crappy things. It will be so incredible when it is done and you can be healthy!

    Love you so, so, sooooooo much!

    1. This has good info, thank you much!!! Love you too girly, thanks for all your love and support!!! <3