One of the odd things about chemo is that it alters your ability to taste. Sometimes, people develop an affinity for tastes they've not before liked. One friend tells me she had never been a pop drinker before, but during chemo, she couldn't get enough of it. Others suddenly don't like favorite foods. I've developed an overwhelming hatred for the smell of cooked green peppers. They were never a favorite food, but I never turned them down. In fact, I usually didn't really notice them. Now, though, they are everywhere. I smell them while I'm walking down the street. Other people who never before ate fast food, find themselves compelled to eat Burger King. There's no rhyme nor reason to any of this (although, I do have a theory about some of the more common attractions/cravings).
One long standing drive I've had is for soda water. It's all I want to drink. I've been buying cans of it at an embarrassing rate. It doesn't have to be flavored. Plain is fine. I've tried less expensive methods of satisfying this urge. Two litre bottles don't work because they don't maintain the carbonation well enough.
So, I took a leap of faith and bought a sodastream with some of my Christmas money.
All I can say is wow, wow, wow! It's awesome. For starters, it doesn't use batteries or electricity, so finding a place for it in the kitchen was easy. Second, the bottles are reusable, which makes the green in me feel good. Third, the water tastes wonderful, much nicer than something coming out of an aluminum can. Fourth, it's easy to operate, which is really important for me, because I am sort of mechanically impaired. And, finally, it's red, which is my favorite color for the kitchen.
I'm happy I took the leap.
Welcome my new bff. May you serve me well.