Last nights dinner arrived from our local Japanese/Sushi joint. My father, who’s job this week has been “Team Captain: Food”, came rolling in with a giant platter of raw fish. The nurses, apparently horrified that someone on chemo would eat raw rish (potentially dangerous bacteria) told my mother that I could not eat the sushi. After talking with the nurse for a few minutes and checking my now normal blood count (and calming my mother down), it was determined that I could eat the sushi… for now. But then I found out all the stuff that I can’t eat when my blood count drops, which will happen 7-10 days from now, lasting for just a few days here and there. No raw veggies, no fruits, unless you can peel them, no soft-serve ice cream or yogurt, no non-frozen bagels, and, worst of all, no leftovers. And the list goes on. Yikes, when my blood count drops, I guess my weight will too. Fun!