Saturday, February 6, 2010

No Taste

Sad day. One of my favorite things is Brach's candy corn. I usually only buy it around Halloween, but I bought a bag the other day and brought it home. (Is there any way this fits in with the "Get Fitt" series at COF?) I opened the bag today, looking forward to enjoying the sweet little candies, and guess what?? I couldn't taste them at all! Not at all. Zero taste. Nothing. The chemo drugs have erased my ability to enjoy candy corn (and most other foods!) by wiping out my taste buds! Boo chemo!

Thankfully, this side effect should be temporary, improving when I am finally finished pumping these drugs into my body. Here's hoping. It would be so sad to never taste candy corn again!

For those of you who are fighting cancer, you know there are other side effects of cancer treatment that I haven't written about here. Side effects that don't really need to be discussed in this public forum. But I wanted you to know that I am open to discussing them with any of you who are fighting this battle if you have questions or concerns that I can help you with. Feel free to email me at

Somebody please eat some candy corn for me!


  1. booo chemo is right! JUST ONE MORE THOUGH! :)

  2. i will eat some candy corn for you :)

  3. You are so "sweet" to share your life with all of us! I'm sure you will have a plethora of candy corn to enjoy when you are through!

  4. Bummer. I can't wait to see a picture of you in a few weeks with a new bag of candy corn and a big smile on your face as you gleefully eat them and taste of their sweetness. :)

  5. I'm sorry you can't taste the candy, however, I've only met one other person whose favorite candy is candy corn...and that is my husband.

    Glad to hear this is only temporary.