Sure, it feels like I'm walking on broken glass or a Lego minefield with my tender little foot pads. And it's days like these that I'm grateful for cold weather, Uggs and those fuzzy socks they sell for $1 in the Target bins. The more padding the better.
But I can deal with it.
And I'm feeling major flashbacks to my first 12 rounds of chemo with Oxaliplatin, as I have given up being able to open the simplest wrapper, a package, zip up my pants, or button a button.
But I can deal with it!
I'm not sure if it's neuropathy or just the raw sensation I have in my finger tips that gives me the inability to do even the simplest fingertip oriented activity.
But I can deal with it!!
My hands and feet feel like they are so raw and tender at times, it hurts just to touch them. And I probably should have paid attention when my doctor looked over my hands at my last visit and said something about skin discoloration. I wasn't exactly sure what he was talking about, until the fire gods of hand sensitivity rained down their fury upon my palms, and every crease turned an angry, burning red.
Buy I can deal with it!!!
I learned early on that fighting side effects is an uphill battle. I can do my best lessen their blow, but they are going to steam roll you regardless. You just accept them and learn to live life with them. Again, they are a small price to pay when you step back and look at the big picture.
|What is that crease of skin between your hand and thumb called anyway?|
|Just trying to make it easy for the palm readers.|