Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Human Again...

I think I finally feel like a real human being again. This morning was the last time I had to take my antibiotic so that means I officially off the drugs! Woo hoo! I'm sure there is still some chemo in my system, but thankfully I can't "feel" it. I am feeling better and better everyday. I can't wait to get my strength and stamina back 100% though. I get pooped at work. I have to sit down every now and then because my feet and legs hurt. I guess I just need to re-train my body. I'm pretty sure it hates me. Ha. I have put it through the wringer the last 5 months. It will get a nice treat on Tuesday though when I go in for a massage. I'm so excited.

Tomorrow I will have my first day off in a about 2 weeks that I have felt good and actually feel like doing something productive so I'm looking forward to that. I have piles of stuff on my counter that I need to go through, thank you notes to write and some yard work to do! It should be a busy day!

I was doing some research last night about fruit. I read that eating fruit during treatment is something I should stay away from because of the sugar content in fruit. I know it's natural sugar, but still it's sugar and sugar produces insulin in your body and cancer feeds off insulin. So, I've stayed away from fruit. I have it as a treat now and then, but since February I have hardly had any fruit. It looks soooo good too and I crave it. So last night I was trying to figure out really how much sugar is in different fruits. Are there certain fruits that are highly loaded with sugar and others that hardly have any? The answer is yes. I found my research interesting so I will share it with you.

Fruits Lowest in Sugar

* Small Amounts of Lemon or Lime
* Rhubarb
* Raspberries
* Blackberries
* Cranberries

Fruits Low to Medium in Sugar

* Strawberries
* Casaba Melon
* Papaya
* Watermelon
* Peaches
* Nectarines
* Blueberries
* Cantaloupes
* Honeydew Melons
* Apples

Fruits Fairly High in Sugar

* Plums
* Oranges
* Kiwifruit
* Pears
* Pineapple

Fruits Very High in Sugar

* Tangerines
* Cherries
* Grapes
* Pomegranates
* Mangos
* Figs
* Bananas
* Dried Fruit, such as
o Dates
o Raisins
o Dried Apricots
o Prunes

So that is what I found out. Interesting huhh? I may keep this list on me when I'm shopping just for reference.

Oh, I forgot to mention my birthday card count is now at 146. I received another birthday card today in the mail. The only one I received from a different country too and it was the biggest card I received. Thank you Cheryl in England for the card! :) I truly am blessed.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend, staying cool and being safe.

I will check back in next week!

Love you all--Erin :)

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