Thursday, March 19, 2009

In Heaven There Is No Beer

Turns out that's not necessarily true. On The Universe (History Channel) the other night they talked about huge clouds of alcohol floating about in the galaxy and how prevalent they are. Some are larger then our entire solar system. Though technically not beer, this is the kind of alcohol we drink.

Why am I talking about beer? Because shortly before my last radiation treatment I started craving beer. I have never been a beer drinker (or any kind of drinker for that matter). I drink less then 10 beers a year on average. But all at once I had to have beer, any kind of beer. I dreamed about beer. I longed for beer while I was a work. I drank beer before noon on the weekends. I sent my hubby out on late night beer runs. In the past month or so I have probably drank 5 six packs. That may not sound like a lot to some but it's unprecedented for me.

I told my oncologist about this craving and she thought it was very funny. She said it was nothing to be alarmed about. I guess my body is just screaming for yeast. I know that it's the yeastiness of the beer that attracts me. I'm hoping now that my treatments are finished, this madness will end. I thinks it's tapering off a little already. I meant to drink a beer last night, I thought about while I was a Charity Knitting at Y2Kint, but I forgot about it when I got home.

So the next time you raise a glass, think of me and rest assured that if you didn't want that beer I would definitely drink it for you.



FloridaMo said...

Cheers! So glad to hear your treatments are done!!

Margaret said...

It's funny, whenever I start really wondering how you are doing, you post. So glad to hear treatments are done!

Kim W said...

I stumbled across your site while searching for sewing ideas for Eldest Daughter Jennifer, who makes medieval and pirate costumes for her own adventures in the Society of Creative Anachronisms, and costumes for her 15-year-old sister Bonnie, who attends anime conventions. I hope you remember Chuck and Kim Waugh from college, and with some degree of fondness.

I am so sorry to hear of your cancer diagnosis. Please keep your blog updated. Glad you are done with chemo.

You have created some absolutely beautiful stuff as pictured here. You always did have artistic tendencies.

If you'd like to get in touch, you can reach me at

Take care. Kim1B