Our weather is warm and humid at present but it’s raining. On these wet days staying upright can be no easy fete. It is important for cancer patients to be constantly aware of the dangers of slippery surfaces and to learn to walk safely especially on wet footpaths and slippery paving/tiles. It’s so tempting not to use substantial shoes when the weather is still warm but wet.
Avoid shoes and sandals with smooth soles and heels and especially flip-flops or bare feet! Instead, wear shoes with rubber soles for added traction. When the ground is slippery it is a good idea to use a walker or cane for added stability.
Bones weakened from metastatic cancer can break or fracture. Even minor falls can result in broken bones. It is extremely important for the patient to take special care.
Slow down, take care and if you do fall let your medical team and your caregivers know. They might need to check you for injuries.
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