From bonappetit.com –
When it comes to adding flavor and richness to your cooking, there’s little better than bacon fat. As a bonus, you are required to cook and eat bacon before getting to the grease; a task we are more than happy to tackle. But before you start sizzling, there are a few things you need to know about rendering it right, storing it, and cooking with it.
For those chefs out there, sorry if I ruin your future cooking endeavors using bacon grease.
In my post ‘The lab experiment‘, I wrote the following –
My oncologist Dr. D. is out of the country and I was seen this week by another oncologist in the same office. The appointment was then proceeded by my 2nd week of chemo yesterday. Next week will be my 3rd week of the cycle and therefore I will take a week off before starting the next cycle. My oncologist Dr. D. will be back starting my 2nd cycle of chemotherapy.
In today’s post, I write the following –
This week involved no doctor’s appointments, no procedures, no hospitals and no chemo; it was vacation week. Because I have a drain and tube sutured to my back and connected to my right kidney, I require daily care to ensure the area stays sterile and the tube is free from blockage. I have a home health professional that visits me daily to flush the tube and ensure the area with the tube is stable and healthy.
With these visits, the only events associated with my health; it made for a nice week.
The immediate days following my 2nd chemo session were not too bad as I am handling the chemo better than expected and hope this trend continues. The nausea is kept to a minimum, basically non-existent; to a great relieve for me. I am fatigued the immediate days following my chemotherapy treatment requiring me to be less active than I would like to be.
I am seeing some changes to my body, though small, they are obvious to me, but most likely not to others. I see small bruising to my skin that I would never had seen before unless I received a high impact hit of sorts. No, just a small bump and some bruising is created. Then there are the dry feet; yes, the skin on my feet are very dry, causing some flaking, why is this? After each shower, there is the small but noticeable hair on the floor of the shower. I know there will be thinning of hair and the possibility of total hair loss; I have no problem with losing my hair as I keep it short to begin with.
One interesting side effect of the chemotherapy is a couple of days after my treatment, my hands feel greasy; not oily but greasy. They have the feeling of me taking them and rubbing bacon grease all over them, greasy bacon grease. Very strange feeling and I constantly wash them thinking the ‘grease’ will be removed, but to no avail.
So my week with no doctor’s appointments, no procedures, no hospitals and no chemo is coming to an end and next week we begin again another cycle. Another cycle of certainties and expected results.
The routine of cycles is in progress, the moving forward to a healthier me continues and I get to look forward to my hands feeling like bacon grease.