Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oh noes!

I get a little nauseous but only in the morning. At first I thought maybe it was due to an empty stomach. That's a pretty easy fix, instead of waiting until I'm hungry to eat (which is what usually happens), I've been eating toast right away. Toast with peanut butter, you know, for the protein. I also have a cup of coffee every morning because I like it. Okay, okay, I'm hopelessly addicted. I know I'm not alone, you coffee drinking readers you.

Here's where the Oh Noes come in. I think it might be the coffee. Panic inducing, isn't it?? Well, not really. An adverse reaction to caffeine is, unfortunately, one of the more common side effects of chemo and radiation. So this wasn't unexpected. I've been cutting down on the coffee, and I'm at about half of one of my mugs, so maybe 8 oz? If I can find my freaking teapot, I think a switch to tea wouldn't be such a horrible tragedy. It's probably cheaper than coffee. Drinking tea would cut my sugar consumption by a lot (I like my coffee sweet, all right! Quit raggin' on me, man).

But coffee is tasty, and I might hang on for a few more days and see if it's really the coffee. It would be a shame to quit too hastily, right? On the bright side, I do enjoy tea. Green tea is supposed to be healthy.

Sigh. Maybe I'll go look for my teapot.


  1. Green Tea is awesome :) Is there any specific kind that you like?

  2. I think all we have is lipton green tea. I might try it tomorrow instead of tea, although I still don't know where the tea kettle is. I guess it's the stovetop or the microwave!

  3. I need to bring you some tea. You deserve better than Lipton!

  4. Sheri - If you are at Woodman's there is a huge selection of bulk loose tea. You could try a couple different kinds that way.