Sunday, June 20, 2010

Official - feet are no longer icebergs

Last night in bed, D and I were talking about how my feet are no longer icebergs like they were most of 2009. That Taxotere did a real number on me … me and my feet were always cold. At night I used to snuggle up to D and I’m sure he’d get a cold chill up his spine every time I snuck up with my feet. Often I’d go to bed with a heating pad at my feet and it would still take hours to warm those babies up.

Now I’m finding my feet are hot and I’m looking to cool them down … especially now that summer is here. At night, I’m always kicking the covers off to cool down. So here I go … different chemo different side effects.

One of the other things with Taxotere is that it was really hard on my immune system and somewhere along the way, I picked up a planters wart. I was disappointed to say the least. Anyways, because I was on active treatment, we couldn’t treat it. To my surprise, after my switch to Xeloda, the wart disappeared. Don’t know exactly when but along the way, the Xeloda burnt that baby right out of its den… horray!….a win for me.


Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

I have heard of Xeloda burning off people's fingerprints too-a very strange side effect.

I had some nasty wart on my skin that chemo managed to kill but it looks like the wart is coming back.

Well at least you are no longer giving D chills..

Bernie said...

I wonder if you have neuropathy in your feet....I have it in my hands and feet. Hot and cold but sometimes burning and very sensitive also can give me a problem walking at times.
What did you think of our beautiful day today.....:-) Hugs

Denise said...

Over a year and still having issues with teeth that I didn't used to have and still have tingling and numbness in fingers.