I don't know if I've shared my total weight loss since I was healthy, but I've lost 20 pounds since my last weigh-in last week. I'm feeling much better today, which is why it's critical that I eat really well this week and eat lots of calories. Sue and Steve helped by bringing over lots of soup and Jimmie Cone ice cream earlier today. My mouth is still a little bit beat up and I'm eating softer foods until my mouth gets back to normal. I have noticed that food does taste different, but I'm hoping that's because my mouth is sore. I've heard that chemo changes the taste of food, but I hadn't experienced it until now. My parents brought me a sweet potato from Lone Star, where they had lunch today with a friend, and it didn't taste as good as I remembered. I just hope everything will return to normal when I am done when all chemotherapy.
I'm looking forward to the next few days simply because I know I will feel better and partly because I have a massage on Wednesday. After I find out the results of tomorrow's blood work and if I'm no longer neutropenic, I'm going to do something I never thought I'd do: call and make an appointment for acupuncture. I've heard that acupuncture can help with the nausea and I'm hoping it will help will my stomach issues too. I figure I've been poked an prodded plenty lately; what the heck, try acupuncture. I've got to do it this week, though because Friday I will start round three.
Mike brought his boat home from a friend's house on Saturday and he, Nancy, and Ron helped get it ready for the season. I'm a little sad because I most likely won't be able to join Mike on the boat this year and continue figuring out how to water ski. I want Mike to take it out as much as possible and have fun with friends, even if I'm not there. I'll be back on board next year, you can count on it. He loves his boat and we've taken it out a lot since he bought it last year. We mostly cruised up and down the Potomac, since you don't want to swim in the water. We also went tubing with his family at Lake Anna and I was up on water skis for about three seconds at Smith Mountain Lake with Eric's family. Ahh, the memories.