• ablomquist's Avatar

    ablomquist posted an update

    Today is a very rare low day for me. I had my 3rd TC treatment on Wednesday. Felt bad all weekend.... today it is just a bit much for me... I have one more treatment and then the Radiation. My body and mind are probably just tired. THIS TOO WILL PASS!

  • ablomquist's Avatar

    ablomquist shared an experience

    Loss (My mind/Sense of Humor): I can't seem to remember things without writing them down.
    Also, I am very short tempered.... I hate that!

  • ablomquist's Avatar

    ablomquist shared an experience

    Side Effects (Nausea/Vomiting): I forgot to eat before the Chemo on Wednesday... big mistake.... nausea and light headed...I wll not forgot again.

  • ablomquist's Avatar

    ablomquist started following

  • ablomquist's Avatar

    ablomquist asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Why does everything I drink taste salty? Even Water!

    11 answers
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      Yes...you're dying of thirst and plain old water tastes exactly like seawater...I experienced that exact problem...ugh! I drank a lot of hot black tea, lemonade, and very cold milk during my AC chemo. The water-is-seawater perception does disappear once you finish chemo. Find something you do enjoy drinking because it's important to stay hydrated.

      over 7 years ago
    • Myungclas' Avatar
      Myungclas

      I kept hydrated by mixing crystal light in my water. The tart lemon seemed to neutralize the metallic taste. Two years later, crystal light is dead to me!

      over 7 years ago
    • janiceburke's Avatar
      janiceburke

      i am not on chemo

      about 5 years ago
  • ablomquist's Avatar

    ablomquist posted an update

    The reason I am doing the Chemo/Radiation/hormone therapies is really quite selfish. I have these dreams of something eating my body from the inside out. I want it stopped and I feel this is the only way I can be sure it stops. I am think I can handle the hair loss, dry skin and other things. But, the tender sore tongue is so annoying.... I had mashed potatoes for supper because that didn't hurt my mouth.

    1 Comment
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I know the feeling, I just about survived off of mashed potatoes and gravy for a while. My throat / mouth was so sore everything burned and or hurt while eating, couldn't taste most of it either.

      Hope it gets better for you.

      over 7 years ago