Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Bit O' Nausea

It's just there, at the edges of my ability to perceive nausea.  Not horrible enough to make me barf, but kind of like a warning that it could get there, if I don't watch out!


Happily, I'm still at the salad craving stage, so I had one of my favorites this evening.  I don't even want to know the nutritional value.  I am eating it, and that's good enough for me.  It's from Wendy's, of all places.  It's their Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad, and I love it.  It comes with two things of dressing, so I only use one, and that's plenty for me


El Pollo Loco has a Mexican Caesar Salad with cilantro dressing and cotija cheese.  Oh yeah, now that one is definitely my favorite.  Hits me right in my Latina heritage. :D  YUMMY!


It's weird that I can be nauseated and still eat.  But of course, I have to eat, and I have to eat good stuff.  Good nutrition will help me maintain strength, be able to heal, and frankly just deal with all the chemo by-products.  I stopped taking a bunch of supplements when I got the cancer, especially the ones with HUGE pills.  I can't get them down.  I was thrilled when they came out with the tiny Krill Oil caplets.  I'd been taking fish oil for years, on the advice of my primary care doc, but those giant 'softgels' I just could not swallow any more.


So, now the only nutritional supplements I still take are Magnesium, which I take for lung function, the krill oil, B6, which helps to keep the Hand-Foot syndrome at bay, Turmeric, because I heard it was a cancer cell killer, and if all I get are placebo effects from it, I'm happy with that.  I should probably look into a good multi-vitamin that's not ginormous.  Maybe if I feel well enough, I'll take a trip to Sprout's this weekend.  I need to get more of my Xylitol mouthwash, in any event.


Tomorrow I must remember to drink even more than usual, since the iodine is very hard on my kidneys, and gods know I don't want kidney failure as my next 'challenge.'  Oh lord, it's after ten PM and I am still up.  My doggies are ready for bed, so I guess I should end this and get some sleep.  


Be well, all.  



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