Apr 12, 2013 - 11:06 am
Chemo has some of the most obscure side effects! Some I knew about--nausea, hair loss. But some have been just weird. I had been told that the Doxirubicin, which is part of R-chop, could discolor my nails. Indeed, I have watched my fingernail change color, little by little, in the past few months. They now have layers of color. They look like those bottles of colored sand, in varying shades of pink, rose, coral, white. I could wear nail polish, but I have been fascinated by watching them change.
My toenails have remained unaffected, until the last treatment 3 weeks ago. My right big toenail became very sore. Not the toe itself, but the toenail. No sign of fungus or an ingrown nail. In the last couple of days, I have noticed that the nail is actually separating from the nail bed. Ironically, it hurts less.
Has anyone else lost a toenail? What did you do about it?