Feb 15, 2011 - 6:59 pm
I am from the colon cancer board as that is where my own focus and health have been for almost 3 years. It is my older sister who has breast cancer. She was dx'd in Aug, went through 2 out of 4 rounds of chemo, had a double mastectomy in Dec and is now half way through radiation treatment.
It is the reaction she had to the chemo that both of us have questions on. The following is from her describing what is going on...
"When I saw the oncoligist today, and she looked at my fingers (that have lost eight nails, the other two will go soon...same with my toes), she said "You had the most sever reaction to Paxil I have ever seen." I was suppose to do four rounds of this chemo, after two it was obvious that I couldn't take anymore. I never thought how it would be to have hands that don't work...I can't hold a scrubby in order to wash dishes, I can't remove old pictures from sleeves in albums (trying to make Adam his own album of pictures from when he was a baby...), I can't pick the pieces of a jig-saw puzzle off of the table, and when I lose the last two little nails, I won't be able to pick my nose or scratch an itch. And now I am just complaining...SORRY! The oncologist says she has never seen anyone whos nails don't grow back...I am trying to be hopeful...but it has been two months since the first one fell off and it has not grown a milimeter...I am still ings! SORRY!!"
Has anyone had this kind of issue with their nails or neuropathy so bad in fingers? If so, any suggestions or help would be great!