Sep 21

A ‘Touchy’ Subject

I can’t feel the tips of my fingers or toes. Neuropathy is the fancy word. It comes along with Taxol. I didn’t have it, until literally this week. With one friggin week to go, and suddenly, numb. At first, it was just a couple of toes, during the big walk, no big deal really. But then, it was all my toes. I was not too bothered by it. Then last week during Rosh Hashana services, I found it hard to stand, one leg felt shorter than the other, it was very very weird.

In the last couple of days, it’s my fingers. I’ve been knitting and sewing, for my sanity. Except my hands don’t answer to my brain. My fingers are doing whatever the hell they want, because I can’t feel them.

The last 2 nights, we’ve had people over in the Sukkah (it meant so much to me, we hired someone to put it up ) and I came to realise: I cannot feel the hot plates on my fingers…. I’m pretty sure I burned my hands taking stuff out of the oven – No feeling.

they say it’s reversible, that it doesn’t last. I certainly hope so!