After we got to the hotel and removed his shoe, this was what Bob's toe looked like, and his foot was swollen up to his calf. He talked about wearing sneakers with his dress suit, and I said no -- if you have to wear sneakers wear the cords and Henley shirt. No half-way. It turned out his dress shoes were reasonably comfortable, even with the blister. He was in full dress for the event.
As my dear friend Erica used to say, "better to look good than to feel good."
This blistering is a side effect of the radiation, and it has happened once before to the other foot. However, the radiologist has been shielding the feet this go-round, so we are not sure how this happened. Also this time it has been far more painful and despite being lanced, it continues to fill and drain.
On the flight back Bob spoke to the Delta rep and they were wonderful. They offered a ride and a wheelchair and we were in the special "board early group." While we initially agreed to the wheelchair, when they actually showed up, Bob turned them down.