Each Chemo treatment has affected my taste buds differently. The only food that I have found that doesn’t feel like gravel or sawdust going down my throat has been Pacific low sodium tomato soup. I am so hungry but everything I try hurts the throat going down. I tried to lick a spoonful of peanut butter and when I swallowed it felt like grains of sand. I drink a lot of milk. I have also resorted to drinking Boost supplements. Boost smells like a bottle of vitamins. I pushed the straw to the back of my throat and chug down the nasty tasting stuff.
The one thing that my sister has refused to do for me is shave my head with a razor. She buzzed and used an electric razor on me but she will not finish it off. I have stubble all over my head. It is prickly and my scalp is extremely dry. When I remove my hat it sounds and feels like Velcro ripping apart. Your hair naturally adds oil to your scalp and Chemo therapy dries out the skin. Although I moisturize my head but it is hard to get the lotion on the scalp beyond the stubble. I have a new use for a lint roller. Every day I use the lint roller to pick up the dead, dry skin from the top of my head. Works like a charm! When I got to work today there was an Aveda bag with products for my head. I don’t know who the giver of the gift is but I smiled thinking, “Who could have known my scalp would be an issue for me?” Another little blessing sent my way.