Nausea (and not the existential kind)
Today is the first day since chemo on Thursday when I haven't felt nauseated. I managed to eat--I always manage to eat. But I slept way too much and ran a low grade fever yesterday and pretty much moped and pined a lot. Today I celebrated my newfound appetite by taking Adam to Handel's, our local premium ice cream place. I cannot tell you how good a chocolate shake tastes when you've been minorly miserable for a few days.
Which leads me to wonder how anyone who has had morning sickness ever brings themselves to get pregnant a second time. I don't know that my nausea was like morning sickness, but how different could it be? I felt queasy. I found that television is saturated with images of people eating. The only thing I will say is that there doesn't seem to be any foods or food smells that trigger nausea, so while my sister was making spaghetti sauce, I was in the strange position of being really hungry and sick at the same time.
I now have two anti-nausea medications--my beloved ativan and compazine. Compazine, while primarily given for nausea is also occasionally given for schizophrenia. What is the link between nausea and mental illness?