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th4rs
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Hello,

 

I was supposed to go to treatment number 5 yesterday but due to chemo blisters on my right big toe I have to skip a week.  I will do treatment next week if blister has healed.  I was wondering if anyone else experienced this and due to this were you able to do the whole 8 treatments of Cape ox or was it cut short?  I just want this experience to be over and ont gettng my treatment yesterday caused me alot of anxiety and just wanted to see if this is common.

 

Thanks,

 

Robin 

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abita
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I had blisters on the bottom of my feet when I went to Mardi Gras on folfox but I walked a lot.

I have nailbed infections currently, but no blisters.

th4rs
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My treatment before last I had that problem but was walking my dog every day. I stopped that and the blisters disappeared I though this was an ingrown nail but it is a blister on the side of my toe. 

 

Thank you for the answer and take care,

 

Robin

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abita
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Can't delete  my solution for my nail bed pain

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Annabelle41415
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I've never had the blisters, but at treatment 5 my cummulative reactions gave me ongoing side effects too.  Make sure your doctor knows and hopefully they can give you suggestions.  My treatment was delayed a week each for the remainder of my treatment.  Wishing you the best going forward.

Kim

th4rs
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So this Tuesday went again for treatment and the NP stated I should wait another week for treatment.  This is scareing me a little will delaying treatment three weeks be bad for the Cancer irradication.  Now I am going to Podiatrist to see about chemo blisters vs ingrown toe nail.  

 

Thanks for listening

 

Robin 

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myAZmountain
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Robin I had a 6 week gap after treatment three of FOLFOX with Avastin for Stage 4 colon with lung mets, my port became infected and was removed and reinserted, then I had another 8 week  gap after the sixth treatment for the same dang reason--port was again removed and reinserted for fonal 3 treatments, I developed a blood clot in the Axillary vein with the 3rd port as well--but I did not have any growth of the known lung mets, in fact they decreased with every scan. So don't be freaked out, there is a school of thought that allowing your body to bounce back some is a good thing!!

th4rs
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Thanks for the reply your experience is helpping me understand this more.  I just trying to work and then have to tell them no treatment so I will work instead of have the week off.  I take the week off after treatment to have my body heal expecially since the Covid 19 is rampid.  

 

Take care,

 

Robin 

th4rs
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So again this week no treatment.  ue to getting a blister under toenail on left foot.  This journey has been so fun for me.  I hope all is well and take care,

 

Robin 

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SnapDragon2
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I wonder if soaking your feet in epsom salt would help with the blisters?

th4rs
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I have been soaking in epson salt taking ani biotics and using steriod cream.

 

Thanks,

 

Robin

th4rs
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I got treatment Tuesday after not getting treatment since March 31.  I also have an appointment to get an ingrown toenail fixed from my chemo blisters on Friday.  That does not sound fun.  Glad things moving forward and hopefully by other three treatments will go fast. 

 

 

Take care,

 

Robin

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I was a Podiatric MA for 10 years and assisted with many a nail removal.  It is a simple procedure, the worst part probably the quick prick of the needle as they administer the numbing agent.  You can ask for them to use Ethyl Cholride spray, to distract you, if they have it.  It looks rather odd when they are doing it, so maybe keep your eyes to the ceiling, or Zen out. It will be over and done with in no time. 

I am sure you will have told them you are undergoing chemo.  I doubt it will make a difference, but best tell them to be sure. 

It is good news that you are back on infusions, that means you will be done with them soon, and be able to get yourself NED. 

Thanks for the update, Robin. 

Tru

th4rs
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I just want to say thank you so mch for your words you do not know how much they mean to me.

 

Take care,

 

Robin

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