what I learned in chemo
I was there for a full day yesterday and when you are sitting in that chair reading all sorts of things or talking to the incredibly capable and caring nurses,you have to be absorbing lots of info. So here is what I learned.
When I was reading my Eating Well magazine I read a letter to the editor asking if corn was considered a grain or a vegetable,and that the letter writer had always considered it a grain. I've always thought of it as a vegetable but this letter made a lot of sense to me. Anyway...the FDA stated years ago that it is a vegetable but when used as cornmeal,it is then called a grain.I wonder if it's a grain when it's used in grain alcohol? And what about feed corn. That has to be a grain they are stuffing into those poor cows. Interesting reading.
Another thing I learned was from a nurse who had a gazillion earrings in her ears. They were each really pretty and tasteful but there were so many of them I asked her if parts of her ear hurt more to get pierced than others and she said no,it was pretty much the same everywhere. She was so cute and opened to discussion she told me that it was definitely an addiction and that whenever she wanted to reward herself ( like I used to do with chocolate or a new pair of shoes or something) she adds an earring. Because of her job she can't pierce anything else although she would love to.Unfortunately there was little room left in her ears. I asked her about tattoos..if she could go there since she has a whole body of empty space. She said she was considering it. What I learned was that piercing can be an addiction and that was a new one on me. See...chemo isn't all bad,you learn things.