Remember when you were in your teens and would buy a new pair of very high heels and wear them all day and night and even go dancing in them? You may have got the odd blister but that was all. Comfort didn't come into it. It was how they looked that was important. And it still is for me, to some extent anyway. So it really didn't help when Catherine called my new, sensible and quite expensive shoes my 'Granny shoes'. Apart from the few occasions when I have gone out at night, for the past 2 years I have worn Uggs during the winter (soooo comfy) and flip flops in the summer. So my feet, even when not sore from Sutent, are pretty tender.
Hence my 'comfortable' shoes for our trip down the Nile. Except they arn't. Comfortable that is. Ive been wearing them on and off for the past week - without socks, with socks - and they hurt. All over. They are supposed to be the most comfortable shoes on the market - air sprung, flexi sole, but as far as Im concerned I may as well be wearing the box they came in. Im going to persevere with them, Ive got to. Hopefully if Im struggling there will be a handy camel for me to jump on !
Tomorrow I start cycle 11 of Sutent. I cant believe its been a year since I started taking it. And how lucky I am that it worked - and is still working. Ive had a lovely week off and am really looking forward to whatever Egypt has to throw at me - literally ! A couple of friends of ours have just returned from the same trip and had a few cautionary words - the heat (its 39 degrees there right now), the smell (not nice apparently) and they both suffered from upset tummies (situation normal for me then!) But it will be an experience, and one I have wanted to do for years now. And if it goes well and I cope well - who knows what I can plan to do next?