The Alien Within: 52 – Hot Compress & Fidgit Digits
Microwaves were made for this…
Since as far back as I can remember, my ground based extremities have been a bit weird, much like the rest of me tbh.
Why is this? Well, I simply cannot abide my toes being exposed, waving nekkid in the air, without touching something, or being covered with something. I know, weird, but that’s part of my charm… lol
You might imagine then, having this affliction, or whatever you may call it, has proved challenging at times. For instance; nekkid sunbathing on my back, is impossible without socks, or sandals or a towel covering my toes! Kind of defeats the object doesn’t it.
And, I even had to ask the nursing staff to cover my toes when I had my first CT Scan, as I had no socks or shoes on.
Why do I tell you all this? Well, having such sensitivity and aversion to my ground based extremities being free, to waggle as they please, to try and dry out my recent blister in free air has been a bit of a giggle.
Consider this, if you will; I have already discussed the inate sensitivity of my further most digits. Add to this the tingly numbness and pain in these digits, caused by the Chemotherapy cocktail, and it is clear these little piggies have quite a lot on their plate to deal with already. Being as careless, as I have in plonking a ruddy great blister onto the tip of my tiniest piggy, has sent the sensitivity of this poor little blighter right off the scale.
That should teach me to be a little more careful in future – although I really do not have any idea how the extra element appeared on my tiny toe…
Anyway, that’s enough of the ickle piggies, for now, they would all love to get off to market!
With the increased spread of the tingly numbness and pain to my calves, which incidentally is akin to a cross between restless legs syndrome and cramp, it has been challenging to rest my legs.
My dear Jilly suggested we try a warm/hot compress a couple of days ago. We found my Green bean bag, made for the job, popped it into the microwave for three minutes and placed it under my calves (one at a time because it is size limited).
It was, initially, unbearably hot so swapping legs was called for. But it worked! It eased the sensations and allowed me to rest my legs more comfortably. Let’s hear it for Jilly’s suggestion and praise the real reason microwaves were placed on this planet – heating compresses for our health.
Tomorrow is humpday Wednesday, and hopefully the tide of Chemo effects will subside…
NEXT: Cycle 3 – Day 10