Tuesday August 27, 2013

OK, I am out of my Chemotherapy fog.  Holy Crap!  Nobody will ever be able to describe the actual feeling of the “chemo hangover.”  Day 3 and Day 4 post chemo are horrid, that’s it.  I am going to have anxiety about my next round of chemo just thinking about Days 3 and 4 after!

I can feel the Chemo working.  My tumor (unfortunately) is huge.  It sticks out like a lime.  I can feel these electric twinges and zaps.  It’s strange but true, it’s almost like one of those stupid bug lights from when I was a kid, it had the purple light and it would make this zapping sound.  Well, to put that “sound” to a “feeling”, that’s it!

I am so unbelievably proud of my babies.  They knew that I needed them this weekend and they stepped up and were so well behaved and so gentle with each other.  They rubbed my head and rubbed my back and just laid with me and didn’t ask any of the “normal” questions that you would think a 3 and 4 1/2 year old would ask when they saw their Mommy sick.  I could not be more proud of them, they are such good kids and they have been given the job to be my engines and my fuel, I will make damn sure that I don’t let them down.

I have to share this amazing recipe that was a miracle for me.  It made my symptoms so much noticeably better, it was just amazing.  It came from “The Cancer Fighting Kitchen”, but I would recommend this to anyone with any sickness, stomach bug, headache…it’s just awesome and it’s good for you 🙂

4 cups water

4  1/2-inch slices peeled fresh ginger

2 green tea bags

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey

Bring the water and ginger to a boil in a saucepan, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove from the heat, add the tea bags, and steep for 10 minutes.  Remove the tea bags and ginger, stir in the lemon juice and agave nectar, and chill for at least 1 hour before serving over ice.

Be Well, J

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