It’s a strange feeling wondering what is going to happen to your body next…
It’s Chemo Day + 5 and apart from the first couple of nights where the steroids messed up my body clock, I have felt “ok”. Obviously not myself and I have felt some aches and pains as well as reduced energy but so far I really can’t complain.
I am no way “bragging” as I am conscious it is early days, side effects will get worse but I am making the most of the good days for now! I have also decided to give myself some focus as I really want to avoid any dark thoughts getting in that Chemo head of mine!
So the last few days I have been researching the nutritional side of looking after myself too as well as getting rid of all these toxins in me asap.
My oil lady describes it as a “bath tub” of toxins – Obviously the chemo is Chief Toxin (taps full on), so I need to get them out the bath plug asap!!!
Don’t worry – I am not turning into a bloody herbivore!, to me it’s about making small simple changes.
How many times have we heard “drink plenty of fluids”? Sounds simple – but how many of us actually do this? I am the worse offender and then wonder why I have a headache and start popping pills. This is something I can change so easily. Nurse said 2.5 litres of fluid so that is my target – surely gin goes towards the fluid count – I could have it with herbal tonic water 😉 ???
And yep – there is an app for everything these days! So, Mr. water alarm is well and truly ON – I may end up throwing him down the bloody loo by the end of the day but it’s worth a go!
The second thing I have been looking into to is nutrition. I actually don’t eat a lot of “shit”. Don’t get me wrong, I have eaten a lot of crap recently but having done WeightWatchers for 12 months, eating well has actually become part of day to day life. I just wanna make sure I am getting loads of good stuff.
So I have bought some smoothies (yes a variety of colours) and some good old fashioned soups. My colleague swears by chicken and sweetcorn soup when she is feeling crap so I am gonna give it a go!.
In a strange way, I feel like I am taking control over this. I have a plan! Oh yes and you know I love to plan!