October 21, 2003

Chemo: the day after

Well, steroid hunger has hit. Yow. A gnawing, constant, growling, raging HUNGER.

But it's sort of interesting in an almost Zen way. What's absolutely clear is that nothing on earth will satiate this hunger. No amount of ice-cream, candy, cookies or cake would do the trick. No quantity of fried bacon, roast venison, lamb chops, or spare ribs would touch it. Not jello, not meringues, not smoked salmon, not fresh pineapple, not fried onions.

Nothing would quiet it.

Which gives me a slightly off-kilter zen-like relationship to the hunger it simply is. Nothing really I can do with it, no negotiating with it. The only thing I can do is simply experience it, feel it.

This is new.

Meanwhile, in breakfast news, I don't think I shall ever eat another egg. Even the *word* "egg" makes me heave. Don't know if this is from the chemo, or the excessive numbers of eggs I have been eating to fill my stomch before downing the steroids.

Tired today, big time.

Posted by maddy at October 21, 2003 10:08 AM
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That's easy to answer; she leveraged the steroids and let fear do the rest. "MADDY SMASH!!!!!"

Posted by: Steve at October 21, 2003 05:09 PM

Your hunger-slaking efforts in paragraph 2 sound nothing less than heroic.

How *did* you get Domino's to put all that stuff on a pizza?

P

Posted by: Paraic at October 21, 2003 10:39 AM
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