So, I had this idea. Yesterday was oh so, miserable. The night before was spent in relentless nausea and sleeplessness. I ate saltines, I ate pretzels, I took the extra anti-puke pills. I couldn't read, watch TV, or look at a computer. I can't even look at ginger ale any more. I awoke and had a half hour of relief and when Aunt Claudia aka Aunt "Kia" arrived to pick up the kids, I ran to the bathroom and spent the rest of the day in bed. So, why can't they just put chemo patients into a coma? You arrange your life for the next 4 months: childcare, meal delivery, house cleaning, business decisions, even a video tape of conversation...and then you just check out. Every 2 weeks, they can inject you with the toxic drugs and then there's no nausea! no fuzzy brain! just sleep! It seems like a good idea to me...then they wake you up and you can go through radiation. What do you think?
As for the Coca Cola: I had a craving. The dry mouth is constant and last evening, I wanted a good old-fashioned fountain coke. Aunts Shakti & Claudia took the twins for a walk down the street and came back with a tall cup of sweet, carbonated goodness. Aunt "Kia", being the wellness healer that she is, was concerned about the caffeine. My response was, "I already don't sleep on the steroids so WTF?" I probably sipped on a third of the Classic Coke and you know what? I slept, no nausea, and I awoke at 6h30am to my toddlers ready to start the day. And now of course, I need a nap.
Recent one-liners from the twins:
-Zelda (out of the blue the other day): "Mommy, I want to go to France!"
-Creed (upon going into the crowded workshop of a friend): "My daddy likes junk, too."