A friend figured out our blender is the wrong kind for pulverizing kale, and so we got creative! I juiced the kale, cucumber, and celery base, and poured if into ice cube trays! Now I have kale as ice that I can use in the smoothies and still make them but without the floating salad. It will maintain the nutrition as long as I don’t heat them up.
In other news, I got this medicine I have to drink every afternoon, and it is nasty! It’s worth it, though, because if I can get it down then I get a Popsicle. That’s the deal. Ugh!
This is seeming like a whole lot of work just to avoid some chemo.
But chemo is really, really bad stuff.
Except when it saves lives.
So I am not a chemo hater, really. My cancer was removable, so it changes the cards for us. It’s the same as the head shaving: if it were Five who had cancer, I would totally shave my head along with him losing his hair. But I’m the grownup, so me being sick isn’t his problem – other than the natural lessons in problem solving and dealing with emotions and working as a team. So he doesn’t need to shave his head for me, even though I would shave my head for him.
But mostly I just want to be well again, and am trying my best, I promise.