Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Back on my feet

Yes! I am back up and moving! My feet still hurt, but I can walk again. I was starting to worry that I had really damaged myself. I had to crawl to the bathroom at one point over the weekend. It is so good to be on the mend! Sigh - but no more power walking for a while...

Also my doctor advised that I get some clogs (my husband says I'm a fashion statement). I haven't worn clogs since junior high school. Please don't laugh at my footwear if you see me on the street.

Some additional good news - I am postponing my next chemotherapy so that no side effects will interfere with my upcoming vacation! Yes you read that right - vacation! We are joining my favorite in laws on a trip to Hawaii in a few weeks. As it gets closer, I am really starting to get excited! We are going to go hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, etc. etc.

My doctor is totally on board with postponing my next Doxil treatment until I get back from the trip. She still wants to see me in a week, but I will not be having chemo. That will give my feet a chance to fully heal, and the other skin issues I'm having a chance to resolve themselves as well. And for my next treatment, I now know what I need to do to minimize the effects on my feet and hands (no power walking. ;) )

Enjoy your mobility people!