This morning, I had a reason to consider changing my morning warm drink. I have been embracing RASA (wearerasa.com), and I love it and will return to it soon. For this next week, I've been advised to shift my diet as I prepare for my next cycle of chemotherapy and RASA doesn't quite fit the recommendations. I was thinking that something with dandelion and chickory root might be just the ticket. My friend Jennifer brought me lunch today and asked if I might like to try this product. An answer to a prayer and I love it.
In a slightly less magical-seeming development, I formally requested a change to the way I will be cared for in the system and I got a solid "Maybe". And a bit of "you don't really need that special consideration and you can trust us". So there's that. Going to keep working on the magic side and see what the very generous universe has in mind for me.
Physical update: I finally feel almost 100% returned to my previous vitality now 2 weeks out from chemotherapy. Back to gardening, walking, etc. Grateful for that. And also grateful to a team of folks (inside the hospital system and outside) who are working to try to make this next cycle go even better in terms of side effects.