We are very encouraged to see our facebook community growing! There is so much information that is shared - and it's always nice to know you are not alone!
One of our facebook fans embraces the power of exercise:
Bill: I agree. I swam indoors all winter and ran outside (5K) every third day. It helps the nerves in the feet even if you just walk in the pool on you tip toes. I'm still running in the summer and the feet like it more than not. I will keep moving forward.
Here are some other tips from our fans:
Cynthia: Nice cool water. When they burn really bad, running cool water on them calms the burn quite a bit.
Steve: I have PN from the drugs taken to combat cancer (CIPN). Summer is always better than winter. Holidaying in a tropical climate causes the symptoms to practically disappear. Strength in hands/wrists increases and I am able to walk distances.
And, from one who truly embraces life:
Bonnie: The busier I can be, the less I feel the pain. It's a magician's trick, but it works!
FPN Book Club
With so many resources available to help each of us live better in the light of ever changing circumstances, we thought it would be helpful to start a book club. Each month in our FPN E-News we will highlight a book that we think might be useful to you. Topics might include living with chronic pain, practical ideas for dealing with neuropathy, adjusting to life as you didn't expect it to be.....there are endless opportunities.
Watch for our first book recommendation next month. We hope that you will send us your recommendations, too! We'd love to hear from you:
Note: All books will be read and approved by FPN before publishing a recommendation.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this newsletter is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider. You are strongly encouraged to consult a neurologist with any questions or comments you may have regarding your condition. The best care can only be given by a qualified provider who knows you personally.