The Chemo Kitchen Cookbook is a collection of recipes written by award-winning chefs, created specifically for people going through taste change during cancer treatment. It’s coming to you from Seattle via Kickstarter.
Using personal trackers (Fitbit et al), cancer researchers are trying to objectively measure patient quality life.
According to the Guardian, researchers captured data for 60 days from 41 people undergoing chemotherapy.
“Celebrated our dear colleague & friend, Chinita Anderson @nprnews tonight. She died in May of complications related to colorectal cancer. She was 46. She was a globetrotting, loud, eye-blinding light. These were some of her words to live by. She wrote them like this, in all caps.”
Like most fear/worry, it’s the anticipation that’s the worst bit.
My maiden visit to Olympus Spa post-mastectomy was a lovely afternoon.
I seem to have forgotten Dale Carnegie’s advice about worry:
Zometa is (a necessary) evil.
I got my first infusion on Friday April 22; I had to have some IV fluids because blood work showed slight dehydration on Thursday (migraine on Wednesday = sleeping much of day = not enough fluids ingested).
Very tired on Saturday, which got more pronounced as day went on. Hit a wall at the ballet Saturday evening. Slight nausea. Chills.