The crazy roller-coaster weather has finally settled down to something resembling Spring in Missouri. The sun is shining, the wind is more gentle, and my green thumb is twitching!
In my previous life, before RA, I had a huge vegetable garden, and quite a few flowers planted here and there around the house. I also had hanging planters and flower pots full of geraniums, petunias, impatiens and the like. But that was in my previous life. No looking back. Today is a new day.
Being diagnosed with RA has not stopped my twitching green thumb. Actually, I think all of my fingers and toes start twitching when the sun warms the earth and it is planting time.
Having RA has not stopped me from enjoying my flowers and my fresh vegetables. I no longer have a huge garden, but I do have two raised beds. There is enough room to plant tomatoes (a must!) and a few other things. I usually plant yellow squash and onions. If my husband is home and can till up some of the &ldqu...
Alternative Names Web finger repair; Web toe repair; Syndactyly repair Risks Risks for any anesthesia include the following: Problems breathing Reactions to medications Risks for any surgery include the following: Bleeding Infection Other possible complications related to this surgery include the following: Damage from not getting enough blood in the hand or foot, due to the cast Loss of skin grafts Stiffness of the fingers or toes Call your doctor if you notice the following: Fever Fingers that tingle, are numb, or have a bluish tinge Severe pain Swelling
When my hands and feet started hurting about a year after I finished chemo, my oncologist said I had, " Taxol toes ." She went on to explain that a more accurate term is peripheral neuropathy, which means nerve damage in the extremities--hands and feet.
My hands and feet felt like they were asleep. I frequently dropped things, and I had trouble walking on uneven terrain and steps because I wasn't getting accurate information from my nerves. For some people neuropathy can be severe enough that they have to go on disability.
If you are going to be taking a taxane chemo drug like Taxol or Taxotere , you should ask your oncologist about possible precautions to reduce the chances of getting peripheral neuropathy.
The Mayo Clinic suggests eating a diet rich in Vitamin B-12 foods like meats, fish, eggs, and fortified cereals. Some oncologists prescribe B vitamins, but be sure to talk to your oncologist before taking any supplements because sometimes they can interfere ...
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