I've been doing a lot of reading..I'm not sure if thats a good or bad thing.. but I want to be as informed as possible about my upcoming treatment. I have read several accounts from people who have been through the same as me, their advice on dealing with what happens and the things that have helped them cope with or eased their discomfort.
I think the thing that struck me most is that they all said that 'the fear of the unknown' was incredibly overwhelming when going in for the first treatment. I am so glad I am not alone in that. Also it seems what affects one..can be completely different for another. So I have been taking notes
Someone suggested pure Aloe to help the area where the chemo is injected to help with the burning. Another person suggested cream for third degree burns....a bit worrying... and rather expensive.. but I will look into it
Also.. it appears my taste buds may be affected ...even drinking water can be disgusting and you have to drink a lot. So I have to find something that will mask the taste. Kool Aid has been suggested so I guess I can give it a try. It may be that a food I love one day... I wont be able to stomach the next. Trial and error I suppose... and I mustn't worry about waste
So.. I decided to have a favourite for breakfast. 'Chucky Egg' and "Toasty Soldiers". Oh I hope my taste buds dont change for that! Then Im taking a little walk down to the shops for a browse. Its not too far..and I need to make the most of fresh air and sunshine as I dont know how Im going to feel over the next few months. It will do me the power of good
Love and Hugs