Welcome to the "hot sandy beach walkers club "
I just thought up this name as I read your post
As the best way I explain what it feels like is walking on a hot sandy beach and the sand gets between your toes so it it burning more that just the souls of your feet .
If you haven't walked on a hot sandy beach before its just like the peripheral neuropathy , only difference is we can't put on thongs / shoes to stop the pain and we will walk on this beach everyday all day .
the only relief is sitting with your feet hanging in the air not touching anything .
I had my three and a half year colonoscopy in November but had to wait a month to get the result , the day before Christmas and I was all clear but it was a very long wait . there was a mix up it the appointment times and I need to do a blood test as well as the colonoscopy .
When i told the doc I was unhappy about the delay ( normally its 2 weeks and even that is s long 2 weeks ) he said he wasn't worried but he didn't have the cancer .
So when you are feeling the pain the most , close your eyes and image you are walking on a hot sandy beach on an tropical island with a loverly sunset . it will not help but you will see us walking with you .
Happy new year
Hi fellow neuropathy bearers and colonoscopy folks!
My 5 year scan was clear in October as well. So good to have continued good news.
My neuropathy though is a different story. I like the hot sand analogy! Unfortunately even after 5 years I think I am stuck with the current level of irritation/pain for ever. I also occasionally have a degree of drop foot in my left foot.
What gets me is the irony of when you do more exercise the numbness and the pain increases?! Anyway, while I am confined to comfortable shoes and often soft socks on hot nights (can't bear the pain of feet rubbing together)I am here to feel the discomfort. Sure better than the alternative I think! Might try the bamboo socks (mentioned in another post).
Take care all, and think of the sand! (And have a giggle at the irony that it actually hurts too much to actually walk on sand for long!)
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.