Jul 09, 2013 - 9:09 am
Yep - I fell on July 4th and fractured both wrists. My father always told me if I did something - I should do it right the first time...Dad died at 53...:-)...but he was one heck of a guy!!! Due to chemo I wasn't even drinking - maybe if I had been this may have turned out better!
This is a year of firsts for me: 1st colonoscopy, cancer, first ever chemo, radiation, and surgery, first real illness and hospitalization, first broken bones. I gotta go out and buy a lottery ticket. I mean, really! What are the chances! (And scarier still: Whats next?). Oh, yeah...I can't drive!!!
Anyway, I digress. I really do have a question. Has anyone experienced broken bones during FOLFOX? I'm having round 5 this Wednesday. Does chemo impede healing? I'm already bummed about 6-8 weeks of casts then splints. Wondering if I need to prepare myself for the potential of longer healing time? Ortho surgeon suggested postponing but doesn't really know. Onc's office said come in for next round on Wednesday - so I haven"t talked with doc..But my onc is a pretty tentative type guy so other than wanting to ensure I keep on schedule, doubt he will be very helpful or informative.
Also - any tips on doing day to day stuff with VERY limited use of hands? Hurts to type even...
I couldn't find anything on the net - so hoping one of you might have some insight?