Monday, 28 May 2012

First day back at work after Radiotherapy

Today was my first day back at work since having radiotherapy on my Ledderhose last week, for those who are new or are forgetful this was with Dr Shaffer at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.
Just a picture of my bench at work. 

I have certainly learnt something for next time and that is that because of the travelling it was knackering and that despite not doing a lot at the weekend I still felt completely shattered this morning and think it is probably best that next time I take an extra day to recover but will have to see how I am feeling nearer the time.

Of course the important news is what is my foot like. Well the answer is that I am not sure, if doesn't really feel different (hasn't softened), it doesn't look any different (same size) and the pain is not any better although a little bit different. I'll explain further....

Normally I have a high level of background pain and a decent level of increased pain when I step onto it but today, whether by fluke from being off of my foot last week or because of the radiotherapy I am not in so much pain at rest however this does seem to be accompanied by a much sharper and more painful um pain when standing and walk. So overall it is not an improvement but different. This is not to say that there was no pain when resting, in fact there were probably more of the short sharp burst of really bad pain than before radiotherapy but then I didn't really quantify the pain.

Today I also seemed to tweaked something in my left ankle on my way back home on my way to the bus stop and I guess this was probably a result of me trying to be nice on my foot. This ankle has been really hurting all evening and I hope it clears up in the morning.

I am also now starting to run out of my pain killers that the foot specialist gave me when I went to see them. This means that I need to go to my GP and see if this time they will actually be helpful or not, I do't have high expectations my I am not sure what I am going to do if they don't give me more pain killers.

Hopefully I see some improvement soon and hopefully some good will come from spending the £2000 for radiotherapy other than just the huge amount of hope it is going to give me for the next 6 months. To be fair that hope is worth quite a lot of money but that would probably be negated by the depression of it not working should that happen...

I am not sitting down watching a program about pain...Should be interesting How to beat pain