Wow...such nice responses from everyone....and it SO helped.
I actually ate more normally yesterday, and didn't fret quite so much, because my stomach started settling down. I've come to realize the stomach/cramping/nausea is by far, the most upsetting for me, because it seems to envelope your whole "being." If there "is" a pattern, I think I might be slowly establising one---although, from what I understand, not always.
Yes, Fairy---it's nice to add "Jen" to the mix. Jen, I'm so sorry to hear of your upcoming surgery, but in this day and age, I'm sure they'll administer the proper drugs, especially knowing what you've just come through. All of us on this forum (especially me) have badgered Ails, question after question (she's been there)---and what a great gal--she always pulls though ! Anyway---surgery is never a welcomed thing, but I'm sure you'll be better for it, weeks/months down the road. You beat the worst demon (cancer)---you certainly can to this !
Yes...my last doctor's visit, I was told about baking soda swishes in the mouth. I have herpes, which usually manifests itself in mouth sores, so I need to stay armed. (no thanks to a bad choice in a "roving-eyed" boyfriend--years ago...he was a walking germ factory)...
The last few nights, with the stomach upset, I was making quite a few mistakes---as in food choices. One thing I forgot, is that we are lactose-intolerant in our family--and it kind of comes & goes in me. I suppose during chemo, I should assume anything that "might" go wrong, "could," and stay away from milk during my stomach upset times. I was 'feeding' it with mashed potatoes, milkshakes, etc. Then, when I finally got smart and stuck with clear broths, sorbet---stuff like that, it subsided.
Senecot works wonders....otherwise I'd be so backed up, I wouldn't even be sitting here! The proper drugs are wonderful, when administered the right way.
Anyway, thanks a million.
I realize there's been lots of posting, while I was "away." I can't wait to catch-up.