Diet Mountain Dew used to be my drink of choice. Not anymore. Can't do the dew!
My type of chemotherapy goes after fast growing cancer cells. And other fast
growing cells like those in your mouth, lips, gums, teeth and saliva glands.
So, stuff that used to taste really good to me...doesn't so much anymore. And
anything that is sweetened with sugar or sugar substitutes tastes hyper
sweet...like teeth achingly sweet. Ugh! It has been two months since I had a
soda or diet soda. I have always disliked plain water...but I thought maybe this
would become my drink of choice. Not. Water tastes slimy to me. Ugh!
So, I have tried flavored carbonated water. No good. I have tried less sweet
juices like cranberry juice...not quite there. Tomato juice, I thought would be
just the ticket. Nope. Still tastes like drippy ketchup.
I still drink a cup of coffee in the morning...but not with the same fervor I
used to. Tea is just okay.
My neighbor gave me an ultra purified water called Penta...from Whole Foods.
She has asked me to drink it the day before chemo and another liter the day
after. I am willing to try it. But it's going to be tough getting it down.
Even milk tastes weird to me. But a friend suggested Blue Diamond Almond
milk, vanilla flavor...and the chocolate flavor...both unsweetened. And I like
them. But they are not really thirst quenchers. And that is what I am in
search of...something I can knock back and feel refreshed. I even put O'Douls
non alcoholic beer on our grocery list...maybe that will be the nectar of the
gods for my totally tripped up taste buds.