Arlene Powers Bird Art and Discussion Site

In case you haven’t noticed, it has been a while since I have blogged. Well one of the protocols has caused me to develop neuropathy. They do not know if it will go away in 6 months or be permanent. It involves, numbness, tingling and pain all at the same time and has affected my hands and feet. Hubby and I have been stocking up on soft towels, and looking for some comfy socks.Most of the socks I have tried have a grain which irritates my feet. Also have started ANOTHER protocol which is oral tablets, two weeks on and two weeks off.  We go to get a blood draw tomorrow and see the oncologist a week from tomorrow. The main side effect of this protocol is abdominal pain. It is a lot milder than some of the other chemo treatments.

Even though I have had a lot of hand pain, I have tried to work through it and make some art. The first is a white charcoal on black paper. It is Ophelia from the Oasis, she is a black Lorikeet. The second one is a metal embossing of Sunny.






Stay tuned!!!!



Comments on: "I Owe,I Owe, so Off to Blog I go!" (4)

  1. Arlene,
    Hang in there! I’ve also suffered from tingling and skin and foot pain from the severe rashes that I get from food allergies. You’re in my thoughts. Want to come visit soon!

  2. So glad to see your post. I know Ophelia. I cleaned her aviary the last time I volunteered at the Oasis. Neuropathy is a bitch. I have it in my feet and years ago when it first started, it was like my feet were in a hot fire. I wrapped them in lidoderm patches which helped a little. Fortunately, mine has lessened over the years. Have you tried diabetic socks? They are very loose knit and don’t bind your feet. Hope you feel better.

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