2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Sunday, December 04, 2005

So how am I feeling? The million dollar question....

Well I am happy to report that I am doing well. The first few days were just yucky. I never did get sick, but I felt queasy off and on. I feel fairly normal today, but fatigue is an underlying issue always these days. I never feel like I have energy to do much. As far as side effects go, I feel pretty fortunate. The only major thing I have gone through so far concerns my mouth. Do you know how it feels when you burn your mouth on a piece of pizza? The skin starts peeling off of the burned area and you can't taste your food? Well that has happened to the entire inside of my mouth and tongue. Thankfully there hasn't been any pain involved. I have probably 5% of my sense of taste left. Most things I put in my mouth have ZERO flavor. It's very strange. (I guess now would be a good time to go on Fear Factor and eat all that nasty stuff!) The few things I can taste don't even resemble what they are supposed to taste like. I had a York Peppermint Patty yesterday and it tasted like dirt! Such disappointment! I don't know if I will regain my sense of taste before the next chemo treatment or if it is just shot until this whole process is done. I'll keep you posted. So holiday tip #1 for Fran...don't buy her yummy stuff because it with be money wasted. On second thought, Ed would probably enjoy the yummy treats on my behalf so bring 'em on!


  1. I can only imagine how it would be not to taste the foods and goodies that you love, but the memory, hopefully, will sustain you for this short time. When this is over ... we're going to make sure that you have a feast of all of your favorite goodies.

    I may be older, but you're more amazing and wiser. You are such an inspiration. I love you for just being you! You, Ed, Emma and all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs & Kisses, Theresa

  2. I just found your blog this morning and want you to know you can add one more person to the "praying for you" list. Together you and God will beat this!
    Emma is so lucky to have such a strong mother who is fighting to live long and strong with her!
    I can't wait to read how your progress and triumph over this mountain!

  3. Guess what arrived in the mail this week? The cute card that I was so proud of myself for sending to you about 10 days ago! It has been all over the country because I put the wrong address on it! Just know that I pray for you every day. I talked with Jeremy, who is hunting this week (what else?), and he said that he is bringing all of his kids to see you at Christmas. Love you bunches!

  4. I guess now would be a good time for me to come down and learn how to cook, eh?? so then if I screw it up it won't be so bad for you. And Ed's nice, so he'd lie to me ;)