I Feel It In My Fingers, I Feel It In My Toes.
When the nurse at that survivorship class I went to earlier this month first mentioned neuropathy to me, I was a little terrified. The only experience I have with this word, and the disorder it defines, is my older brother who has it. He is in all kinds of pain a lot of the time - so much so that he is permanently on disability. I was scared that this was what was going to happen to me. Since I needed to be an over-achiever and get basically EVERY horrid during-treatment side effect, I figured that I was probably doomed to deal with ALL of the possible POST-treatment ones as well. Luckily, the neuropathy I was possibly going to experience was more of a tingly, pins-and-needles sort of a thing in my various digits and extremities rather than an all-over debilitating pain situation. For the past several weeks, I noticed an occasional and minor numbness in my toes. Not all the time and nothing severe at all. And then today that all changed. Drastically. During yoga class, of al