reply to post by WeRpeons
I came up with it out of logic. When my dad told me about having to wash everything twice, per the doctors orders, so he would not recontaminate
himself or others, with whatever is put in the cocktail that is chemo, I asked him about his bed, if he was told to do something about it to protect
it, and the answer was no.
If his clothes were contaminated for wearing them, the toilet contaminated for using it, the bath contaminated for bathing in it, well... What happens
when you sleep 10 to 12 hours in a bed? You contaminate yourself, and recontaminate... It was not something much harder to do at that point, so we
cleaned it with the same rules given for everything else. He bought a mattress protector so he could clean it and prevent the mattress from being
About sugar cravings, I will have to ask him. I think he tried to eat some candies, but had hard time with the taste. He raided his fruits at the
time. Or the pies I prepared for him, made of blueberries.
I sweetened the pies with maple syrup as it is very good not only to the mouth, but to the body. It makes your bowels dance in a positive way. He
only used white sugar for a rare coffee.
I will get back to you on that point tomorrow, because he is now asleep!
PS: At the same time my dad received his diagnose of cancers, one of my uncle was also diagnosed with a cancer tumor in the neck, near the jaw.
He had seen his mother die from cancer, and she was receiving chemo treatments. She suffered a lot, but that was a long time ago. He refused
chemo, against his doctor's advice, and went for nearly 20 weeks of radiotherapy.
Before the end, he wished he was dead. And now, he has no more taste. And if there was something he liked, it was to eat with friends while
drinking wine. But his choice of treatment denies this simple pleasure from him for the rest of his life. It was a decision made out of fear,
rather than understanding.
He regrets it dearly now.