Saturday, December 20, 2008
The five days of chemo in Cycle Nine seemed more difficult than usual. More fatigue, more nausea. Last night the nurse disconnected her from the chemo pump and we celebrated with Taco Bell after the nausea subsided a bit. Most of us would not eat if we were feeling nauseous. Maura has learned to eat despite the nausea, which doesn't go away completely. Her doctor says she is on a seafood diet, or rather, a "see food" diet--if she sees food she wants, then she should eat it. During active chemo days, that means she eats very little, if anything, but then her appetite returns, despite the upset stomach, and she begins to eat normally for the rest of the cycle.