Hi Karen - don't panic, you'll be fine. You'll probably feel a little bit under the weather and will get tired more easily but I can't see that it would stop you working altogether if you want to carry on. It is good to do things that make you feel normal. There may be days in your cycle when you don't feel up to it, but other days when you feel fine. Chemo can damage your nails. Some people will have no problems, others may lose some of their nails. With EC, my nails were ok but showed "rings" (white lines across the nail) for each cycle I had! With paclitaxel, my toenails were painful and some lifted off the nail bed so I got infections underneath. Easily treatable with antibiotics but it has taken 8 months for them to recover. There are v different opinions on whether to use nail varnish during chemo. I would advise against because I think it dries your nails out a bit making them more susceptible to damage, plus you need to be able to see them to check you are not developing any infections. Other people, however, believe you should paint them to strengthen them! Do what feels right for you.
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