Thursday, November 11, 2010

The exciting news is that I am returning to work part time in December. To prepare for that I am learning Dragon, a voice recognition program so I can communicate with the electronic medical record. Due to the neuropathy my typing is terrible so using a microphone instead of the keyboard will help.

My sources suggest that the neuropathy from chemo is most intense 3-4 months after the last treatment, then in most cases it improves. Good news, but for now I have trouble with buttons and zippers. I can't feel my dog licking the side of my foot.

On the other hand, my endurance seems back to normal. Now I must exercise to improve my strength. Looks like I will be spending time in the gym this winter.

John and I enjoyed a recent trip to Coeur d'Alene where we toured north Idaho businesses with other state legislators. Silverwood's story is inspiring. We also learned about Boundary county; sounds like a great place to vacation.

We're looking forward to our trip to California to visit my mom. We haven't seen her since my diagnosis.



  1. Good morning Kay! Such great news! Am sure your patients have missed you as much as you have missed them. The neuropathy is very troublesome for my neighbor also... but she too is very hopeful that it will resolve or at least get better in time. Thank heavens for the tools to help us in our endeavors. Will call to catch up... Love you lots, Joanne

  2. What great news, that you can return to your practice, even on a part time basis. You have been so missed by all of us, your faithful patients, so we really look forward to your return. Isn't technology great? So many things that help us overcome our limitations. Sending greetings to you and John for a Happy Thanksgiving.