One of benefits of sharing my story has been the advice that I’ve received from former cancer patients. This weekend at the show, I sat down with a friend who had survived cancer and I asked them about the chemo treatments, “What should I expect?”…..
“Well,” they said…..”let them know if you get that metallic taste in your mouth…..they can do something about that.”
“You’re gonna need to stay near a bathroom…..”
“Drink lots of water and try to exercise every day”
“You’re gonna stink”. “WHAT!” I exclaimed! “I haven’t heard that anywhere!” “Yes,” they said, “as fast as they pump those drugs into you, you need to get them out……and sweating helps! Go to a sauna if you can.”
A “prescription” to go to a sauna…..LOL!……I can do that! I love to sauna and my parents have one at their vacation home…..it’s an hour and a half north but I could go spend a weekend sauna-ing and stinking once in a while!
……Amanda says that I have to wrap this up because she has an essay to write. I’ll write more when I get back from the oncologist….
………by the way……I found 405 this morning! Yipppeeeee! That’s “good karma” for the rest of the day…….