Well I figured out that last time things were so rough because I was dehydrated. Well, duh, just drink more water, Fool. Yes. But.
See, when I drink anything cooler than lukewarm, my throat feels like I’m swallowing a porcupine. So it has to be warm. You try and drink a bunch of warm crap all day when you already feel like puking. One can only drink so much tea!!! I have about 7 different kinds and I’m sick of them all.
Don’t get me wrong. They are lovely. I’m just tired of them. I want a frosty glass of ice cold seltzer water with a juicy wedge of lime! Or maybe a margarita, honestly. But that’s not happening this weekend, that’s for sure.
The upside to feeling rather crappy is that I do stuff I never do. Like sit in front of the Christmas tree and stare at it.
I mean, look at that thing. It’s glorious!
I’m also reading more, although I don’t always have the necessary concentration. And I’m sleeping when I’m tired instead of the normal routine of chugging coffee and pushing through. I reward my body with rest instead of telling it to “suck it up.” And I take a hot bath with this yummy stuff whenever it strikes my fancy.
Oh man. You haven’t lived until you’ve treated yourself to this stuff. It’s like taking a nap on a giant vanilla bean. (Don’t nap in the bath, though – obviously.)
So, I’m covered on the bubble bath front, I’m in the market for new warm beverages, and looking forward to the energy surge that will arrive in the next couple of days. I’m about a 4 on the 1-10 scale today but I’m confident that I’m on the way up.
You wanna know what’s fantastic, though? I’m done with chemo until 2014! So I’m free to enjoy Christmas and New Years like a normal person. I just need to kick a little ass the next two days or so and then…hand me a Santa hat* and turn up the Holiday jams! It’s the most…wonderful time…of the year!
*not really – I look absurd in hats!