One of the more unpleasant side effects of this chemo therapy stuff is how it makes
A few days into my first session my lips started to feel fuzzy and my mouth pasty,
and every thing I ate started to taste sort of slimy, like it was wrapped in some
sort of film.
Ever since then everything tastes as if you mashed it all up in a blender; like strained
Gerber baby food; like, say, pureed Broccoli.
Water even tastes bad.
About the only things that don't taste all that bad are Gatorade and Claussen Kosher
dill pickles. I live on them.
Our traditional Saturday night pizza? Looks good. Smells good. Tastes awful!
Coca-Cola, my staple drink?
...much to the chagrin of the kids who used to be able to count on me to keep the
fridge well stocked with pop. Not any more! Now I don't care!
Even my hamburger at Baker's Square (our "security blanket" stop on the way home from
our trips into Chicago to see our various doctors - we stop there every time) - No
good. (And at $5 bucks a pop!). Though the Praline Pecan Delight Pie (or whatever
it is called!) still managed to taste pretty good the last time... but the cup of coffee,
which usually is up there with the best coffee I have ever had... no go.
I won't even mention how a peanut butter and jelly sandwich - which is already sort
of mushy to begin with - tastes. And I could LIVE on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
before all of this.
It is all most unpleasant....