Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Chemo Feet

The other day I was telling a friend about John's feet and the care that he takes with balance especially upon waking. This is another late gift from the colon cancer chemical regimen 5FU. And FU it is! That's the good news/bad news leftover: peripheral neuropathy. 

It's one of those things that people don't like to complain about in CancerLand. I mean, it's kinda bad form: you're alive, you're not on fire, there's no new surgery coming...so you have numb feet. But it's more than that. People with Diabetes understand. They know the consequences if you can't feel your feet--balance is shot, sports are limited and you have to look down to see if you are cut or burned or hurt.

But today I found this great article about Chemo Feet by Susan Gubar who wrote so beautifully about her ovarian cancer last year.

Here's the link. Take a look at what she has to say about neuropathy and losing touch with her feet:


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