Hi, thought I'd just touch base to see how everyone is doing. Can't believe I'm still experiencing numbness and tingling sensations in hands and feet.mNever expected that as usually things improved by the end of the 2nd week after chemo! Hair growth slow. Nails finally improving. Anyway, we did it...completed all our sessions Good luck to all those still going through treatment. I guess some of you may have finished active treatment...I'm currently going through radiotherapy.
I was interested to hear your reply. I had been advised by my Chemotherapy Unit to moisturise but not to apply any type of nail colour. Am assuming that you have found Shellac to be OK. Am certainly keeping them as short as I can but it's suprising how easily you can catch them on things.
It would appear that you finished your chemo 4 months prior to me so am guessing I have another 4 months with nails looking this glam 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to respond. Helen
Hi Spike, just browsing from November starters, my last chemo was 18th Feb my nails were in bad shape afterwards....discoloured and very big white patches where the nail had detached from the base. I have kept shellac on from that point partly for protection but also to hide ugliness. I have also rubbed nail oil into cuticles and down to first nuckle as advised by beautician. Had shellac doen again today...nails now looking quite healthy but weak and still split a little. Only have a few white specs now, but still keep them short until they are strong again.
I would advise to keep then short then if you catch them they won't rip off. Good luck Sue xx
I had my last chemo on 18th June and experienced swollen ankles and legs at the end of that 3 week cycle. Much better now although not cleared completely and have to spend a lot of time with legs elevated.
Still experiencing problems with peripheral neuropathy which has built up since my 5th chemo (2nd Docataxel).
Can anyone advise on how long to expect discolouration of finger nails. They are very brittle and sore and I am unsure of the best way to manage them.
Morning ladies, Udderly smooth cream is great for peeling hands and feet originally for cows udders but this is human version. I bought mine off amazon about £8 for a tub might be worth a try Sue xx
Hi..I wonder why some of us have 'T' every 3 weeks and some weekly - I'm guessing the weekly dose is smaller??? Not sure if it is but if not I couldn't cope with side effects s it takes almost the full 3 weeks to get back to 'normal'. And I thought white blood cells were at lowest about days 7-14? Oh well...good luck to all those still having chemo. Hope all goes to plan and your SE's are minimal. It's goning to be hot,hot, hot where I am today HereWeGO so if it's the same for you, take it easy and look after your hands. My skin normally starts peeing badly about day 2/3 but hope its not as bad as last time!
PJW - many thanks for your reassuring words - just didn't appreciate how much easier I found FEC! And yes think the docetaxel se's are going to last nearly the whole three weeks! Will certainly tell my onc on Tuesday how this has hit me.
Hope everyone will have a good bank holiday weekend
Thank you Natalie for your reply. You have described how I am feeling exactly and although I am sorry you have had to go through this too it is reassuring to hear it isn't just me.
Hello ladies, I have been following this thread as I was a Feb starter. My first three FEC were very manageable but last week had herceptin injection on Monday and Docetaxel on Tues. By Friday I was feeling very ill with the Docetaxel and would like any reassurances from anybody still looking on here. I have no clue how to start Facebook. Eight days down the line I really hope to start picking up after the Docetaxel. Good luck to all you ladies, would like to know how you are getting on.
That is a good tip - achieving one thing....
I try and do one thing a day other than get out of bed and have a wash/get dressed but that goes by the wayside half the week LOL!
Washing up is today's challenge!
Can't believe I used to have a brain, a career, a social life, an active life -walking, cycling, swimming, birdwatching......
My cat is a good listener though.....