As planned, I got a lot of wrapping and organizing done for Christmas. Even got my Christmas cards ordered. I’m thinking writing those out would a good activity for my next chemo appointment! Enjoyed the day, including church and dinner at my favorite restaurant, with the exception of the water heater not working. Of course, it has a lifetime warranty but no one will do anything until we talk to the manufacturer, and they are only open Monday through Friday. So it looks like we might be several days without hot water. Not good!
I’ve been reading “The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Food that help you fight back!” and finally got to the chapter on breast cancer. There was a lot of interesting information on how being thin, or losing weight, is an advantage for increased survival. Put that one at the top of the list of reasons to drop a few pounds. That has been challenging during chemo, mostly due to the taste buds issue and the fact that the good foods don’t really taste that great. But come January, I’m looking forward to getting my diet back on track.
I received two new books in the mail today — gifts from my friend, Karen. (Thank you!!) The first book is Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules: an eater’s manual” and the second is “Foods to Fight Cancer” by Richard Beliveau and Denis Gingras. I look forward to reading both of them. I’ve heard so much about Michael Pollan but have never ready any of his books. I’ll get to those as soon as I finish the Cancer Survivor’s Guide. My library of books about living a healthy lifestyle continues to expand. If anyone is interested in borrowing anything, please let me know!