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Jun 30, 2020 09:47AM
Kathryn- My toe nail has not grown back yet or given any indication it will. During my guest round with chemo my great toe nails and 2nd toe nails became thick and sore, kinda like a fungal infection but it wasn't an infection. I soaked them frequently in a 50/50 vinegar and water mixture and it really helped with the soreness. None of my nails recovered or went anywhere close to back to normal after chemo. I never iced my nails.
Maybe try the foot soak to see if it helps at all. It's what my chemo center recommended for me.
Ilovethemoon- welcome!! My guest round of chemo was AC-T and I worked 4p hrs through all of it, thankfully! My day was also Thursday fit treatment. I would have the morning off from work then work the afternoon. Monday's and Tuesdays were a little challenging as I had a good amount of fatigue and pain still.
This time around my treatment is on Monday's. I work in public health and still work my 40 hrs weekly. Thankfully most of it is from home. I was out of work for 10 weeks due to surgery and COVID precautions due to the field I work, the treatment I'm in and the surgery I had (lung). I don't work in a hospital setting so I'm not sure how it would work to distance yourself, could you do reception/huc type work maybe during noc to get your hrs but not have direct patient care??
I hope everyone is doing good, and staying safe!! Keep up the fight to kick cancer's butt!!🥊🥊
Katie💗 Diagnosed stage IIB at 42, diagnosed stage 4 mets to left lung age 44
9/12/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC)
11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
12/20/2018 AC + T (Taxol)
6/13/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
6/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
11/21/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting
2/24/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER-/PR-, HER2-
4/20/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
10/12/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)