Tag Archives: neuropathy

Wild

I had started reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed shortly after I was diagnosed with cancer – just as I began chemotherapy. Unfortunately, that didn’t go over too well. Reading about her mother dieing of cancer left me with thoughts of my death and how difficult that would be on my loved ones. I was overcome… Read More »

Selfies

While walking today I found myself reflecting on why I no longer take selfies when I walk. Early on, and throughout chemotherapy, I always took a selfie of me smiling while I walked along the trail. I don’t do that anymore. One reason, is that I’m in theory finished treatment. Although my body aches, I… Read More »

Swollen ankles and crazy nails

I’ve been experiencing stiffness in my ankles for over a month now (before Hawaii). I blamed neuropathy on the stiffness. It meant that I wasn’t using my ankles properly while walking – causing my calves to get nasty knots in them. In Canada, I discover that using Voltaren cream meant a significant improvement in mobility… Read More »

Familiar fatigue

This morning I found myself struggling to get moving – then it occurred to me, I’m feeling fatigued. I haven’t felt this type of fatigue since AC chemo. I’m encouraged by the fatigue. During AC chemo, I was able to combat the worst of the fatigue with exercise. The challenge I have now is exercising… Read More »

Oh where has my mind gone?

In one moment, I feel like I’m thinking clearly. I’m reading and reflecting. I feel connected. In the next moment, I realize just how unconnected my mind is. This chemo brain is infuriating! I ventured out today – unable to drive because of the cognitive dissonance that is getting worse with each dose of taxel… Read More »

One more chemo day …

So I’ve survived one more chemo day … I type this as the monitor beeps saying I’m done … with any luck this will be my last … Had some fun taking pictures by my tree before the infusion. I won’t know until next Monday (the 13 – which also happens to be Canadian Thanksgiving)… Read More »

Flexibility … and some good news …

One thing I can say for certain, the cancer journey is anything but predictable. I had all of these plans made based upon when my chemo dates would finish … and now things are going to get crazy again. My first appointment this morning was with radiation oncology. I saw a resident who was clearly… Read More »