I didn't lose lashes and brows on my four rounds of AC, but since I started weekly Paclitaxel (Taxol) they started, and now I have literally a handful of lashes, and almost no brows.
Earlier in this thread I posted a link to the eyelineher blog, or you can Google it. I think this girl has Alopecia, but she is SO pretty, and has some good tips!
My nails did the peachy colour thing, in rings for each AC, but they look much paler at the bases now on the weekly Taxol. I think the lower dose is gentler than having three week cycles, but the effects are cumulative. I'm starting to get numbness in parts of my feet, though so far my hands are ok.
My toe and fingernails do feel tender, and so does the hair that has grown (well never fell out originally) on the top of my head. I think I am continuing to lose that, but I have new dead white hair on the sides, where I was previously bald. I threatened to shave it all off again, but hubby doesn't want me to, so I'll give it a bit longer and see if it shapes up!
I was really teary yesterday, seeing that we had a death on here, (Margaret, rest in peace), and also on the American site. I didn't really "know" either of them, so, while I am sad for them and for those they leave behind, I have to admit my reaction was at least 90% about ME. It scares the crap out of me, to be perfectly honest!!! I was reluctant to post that in case I offended anybody, but I guess this is the best place?
I'm wondering if I wouldn't be better to leave both forums alone, but I guess I am a bit addicted. The support here is very helpful, and I like to give back too, when I can.
I wore myself out exercising yesterday, and trying to push my dark thoughts away, and I don't feel so distressed today. Actually today is treatment day, #7 of 12, and I haven't done much else.
Tomorrow I have my first appointment with the Calgary Breast Cancer Support Foundation, and I'm hoping they can help me get my head in a better place, and see me right through to post-treatment and recovery, reconstruction options, and back to work etc.
Congratulations to all finishing chemo. I am planning a trip back to UK to visit my elderly parents tween chemo and rads in June/July. I think the thought of that is making me all emotional too. Seeing them after a year,.... and having to say Goodbye again. 😞
Good Lord, I wrote an essay ..... and all about me. I'm sorry girlies!