Well, I can tell when I start feeling good for real. I start fantastizing about food. And, yes, I am feeling better. Yesterday was a "good" day - for real. And I have been fantasizing about a thick, juicy, tender filet mignon from The Keg for two days now. I wake up thinking about it. When I wake up in the middle of the night, I think about it. How weird is that?
I don't know what it is. Perhaps after 1.5 - 2 weeks of eating virtually nothing, my body is telling me it wants FOOD! And it's interesting in that it's never the same stuff from chemo to chemo. I've had pineapple cravings, nacho cravings, coke cravings.... It's like being pregnant. I sent Tom out at night for pineapple as I just HAD to have it. I got nachos at Taco Bell for crying out loud. I haven't eaten at Taco Bell in years (decades?) but those nachos were just calling out to me. As for Coke,,,, I never, ever drink Coke. I will occassionally have Diet Coke, but never the real thing. But the one chemo, I probably had 3 cans of it in 2 days. So this session appears to be steak. There's no way my digestive system could handle that much red meat right now so perhaps Tom and I will go out next weekend... I'm also craving a fettucine dish that we make very rarely (the last time we had it was probably 3 years ago)..... shrimp, tomatoes and goat cheese... rich but yummy. Maybe we'll have that tomorow night.
So Tom and Kurtis just headed out to go skiing. Only a few runs are open, but they are open! Kurtis starts his lessons tomorrow night and goes on Mondays and Wednesdays. And Ryan starts his lessons on Wednesday. Both boys LOVE skiing so much. It's especially great to see how much Ryan loves skiing - I can't wait until he learns to use a chair lift so that we can take him (right now, we're restricted to lessons only for Ryan as he's still learning to control speed and has never used a chair lift).
Perhaps Ryan and I will go out for breakfast together. The breakfast special is calling me!!!