So I’m here, not taking radiation or chemo and, in general, liking it. I haven’t had to take the anti-nausea pills too often, I pretty much try to ignore that feeling when it’s happening and maybe eat something so that it might make me feel better. Some days I feel like I’ve had a whole bunch of stuff to eat (compared to my usual eating), other days I’m just having anything to eat – even a cookie – just cuz my stomach seems to be growling like crazy.
I think I have to call my family doctor to set up an appointment – the appointment to get her to set up other appointments for me, one with some kind of stomach doctor, and the other with an allergist. I want to find out what keeps causing pain, pukiness, and so much growling in my stomach. I also want to find out if I’m allergic to more stuff since I seem to have a whole bunch of sneezing a lot. It worries me to have 5 sneezes in a row cuz it makes me think, ‘doesn’t a sneeze stop your heart for a second?’.
I have this strange sense of smell lately. One thing I smell really strongly is garlic… garlic coming out of other people, breath or skin, and that almost makes me sick. I had to go to my neighbour who lives below me, just to tell him how the smell of his cooking has always come up into my place. I open my kitchen window, turn on the fan, try to stay away from the kitchen, but if I need to make myself a tea… I’m right where there’s a really strong smell.
I always loved garlic, even the caesar salad, so I’m wondering if I’m now allergic to garlic just because that smell comes to me so strongly and makes me feel pukey. So I should get off my lazy ass and call my family doctor’s office to set something up. God knows I don’t want to be able to smell as much as I’m smelling.
Anyway – my usual ‘anyway’, in about 9 days I go for my other MRI to see what they have for details and whatever those details will mean to me. Since each of the doctors seem to say something different, I don’t know what to think or what I know.
On December 2nd I go to check out a new thing called DCA. It’s supposed to be less drug-type of a drug, more natural. When I read about how sometimes it didn’t work unless it was shared with stuff like chemo, it worries me about whether it really does do anything or not. However, my appointment is scheduled mostly because I want info from them and I will decide at that point whether or not I think I should be trying this.
So that’s my yapping for today. Yes I’m stopping (you’re welcome). We’ll talk when I remember to yap again