Hi Jencat, as I had no hairdresser bills I had a professional manicure almost every week, so yes it was pretty continuous. She also did a little gentle hand and arm massage which helped poorly needled flesh. Didn't have many pedicures , but when I did I had a dark colour, too. The sun plus chemo toxins aren't a good match, which is why the dark colour is protective . I would say use nail oil as well as the toxins dry out the skin and cuticles. My chemo nurse gave me Aveeno which is lovely . It's the only cream I use now. Forget all that expensive stuff! You will have been told about sun bathing I guess? Factor 50, and ten minutes were my instructions. Good luck, Jencat, I'm willing you on. 🍀💪💐 X
Oh, poor You! Jencat 😱 As if you didn't have enough on your head ...
hope you're feeling better now x just this awful prolonged waiting ...
I've decided to have the flu jab but nothing else; it's this snotty time of year when we have to go through chemo... I have two young children, they will surely bring something from school x
take care xx
Hi anadan, I was fine when I had the flu jab, no symptoms at all and that was just over 2 weeks before I was meant to be starting chemo. However I had the pnemonia vaccine last Saturday and had a reaction to that and chemo had to be delayed until next week because of it! xx
Hi, I'm about to start chemo in 2 weeks time and have booked an appt for a flu jab (recommended by my chemo nurse); do you think 2 weeks is enough to get through the flu symptoms if it hits me? ( Knowing my luck recently, it will hit me hard 😂)
thank you xxxx
Annie, I thought I read about the sickness bands on the forum somewhere. Perhaps I've made it up!
So did you keep the dark nail varnish on non-stop, not just when you were having chemo? My elderly dad will have a fit! Lol I was only going to my fingers, but actually I assume I better do my toes too xx
Well Jencat, that's a new one for me. Haven't heard of anyone using travel sick bands. I believe travel sickness is caused by the motion of whatever vehicle you are in. Might work with chemo meds????
My anti sick meds were great. I wasn't sick at all, and just a little nauseous. I was given Emend before my chemo, which worked beautifully, and then I got Metaclopramide Hydrochloride to take home, and could take up to three a day. Only ever needed one a day so I guess I am lucky.
I used dark nail varnish all through my treatment and my nails have survived. I believe it protects from sunlight which can damage. In addition I used Defiant nail oil from Living with Cancer web site. My nails are much stronger than they ever were. X
The best thing for nails is to use a clear strengthener throughout the whole time that you are on chemo. Your nails will become brittle, so a strengthener helps. Plus you can see how they are.
my BCN said black/dark coloured nail varnish Jen
She said this is because you become light sensitive and your nails can become brittle and worst case scenario drop iut
I cant comment on seabeands yet xxx
Just a couple of chemo queries!
Assume you wear travel sick bands whilst having the chemo? How long do you need to keep them on for?
Do you need to wear dark nail varnish just whilst your having the chemo or all through the treatment? I asked the chemo nurse, but she'd not heard about it before xx