Friday, 5 March 2010

I Have a Syndrome

First, my energised period didn't last a whole long time. Maybe half a day. Which is just as well since my feet have reached the point where I don't want to walk unless it's a matter of life and death. Or the bathroom.

And to think that only a couple of days have elapsed since I took the dogs for a long walk. That's Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia (PPE) for you. More familiarly known as Hand-Foot Syndrome. It has affected my feet and ankles and the tops and sides of my hands (not the palms, as indicated by what I've read so far). Evidently, ice does not help prevent it when using Taxol.

Following Wednesday's treatment, my right heel hurt so much, I can barely walk. I guess that I won't be going against the treatment advice and jogging.


  1. Yeouch! How much longer do you think you'll be continuing the Taxol? I suppose HFS is better than cancer, but still no fun. I'm sorry. :(

  2. I have 3 more treatments before my next evaluation. I said to Nick that if the taxol is doing a job on the tumour the same way it's attacking my feet, all is well.