Not sure what cocktail your having. I had FEC x 3. No problems with nails. Although when I had Docataxel they gave me ice mittens while being infused. Worked well, i did not lose any. Linda.
Im having FEC as well x3 then Taxol?
so leave ice until the 12x taxol rounds?
sorry to hijack xx
I was not given the ice mittens while having the FEC. Only with with Docataxel. They keep them in the freezer in the infusion room.. I would say not to worry, but just ask the nurses just in case. My understanding is the Docataxel component is the one that affects the nails...... .Linda. x
Ill ask in the morning. How long does the first infusion usually take? Is it hours and hours?
Infusion usually took about 2 hours. This is what happened to me......I would go in, they would find a vein, hook up the drugs. I would feel nothing, I used to chat with my hubby, or the person next to me, or read have an ice block, then they would give me lunch, usually a sandwich and a drink, hubby was beside me usually on his computer. Everyone was smiling, the nurses were great, others were on their computers, reading, or listening to their ipods........ They gave my my little pills to take home, they would unhook me, then off we would go........you will be fine...... :Linda......xx ,
Oh, that is the same day that I go to my first appointment at the oncologist. You'll like Pindara I'm sure.
OK, I'm hearing half information here. What is the story with nails? What happens to them if you don't use ice mittens and what is the go with the black nail polish? eeeeeeeeeek! I don't wear black anything....ever. So are my fingers going to drop off or go blue with green spots or start growing pumpkins out from under my nails?
Apparently Docataxol can make the nails lift hence the ice mittens? I'll have to go and research the medical findings for that (interesting medical story).The nailpolish is because the chemo can cause bands across the nails at interviews that reflect the cycles of chemo. Many people find that it is nicer to have nail polish so that you can't see them.They also say that your nails may get brittle and it is best to have them short for while so that they don't chip or tear. Use lots of nail moisturizer.My fingers will be like ice blocks anyway if they have air conditioning which I assume, given several people in one room, they will.