Hindsight is cheap, but I thought others may be able to benefit from mine. When I was on chemo, they offered me "ice mitts" to wear to protect my fingernails. The cold slows the blood flow to the nails, and so side effects are minimized. When I asked about the toenails, they said "Oh, don't worry about that".
Well, I wore the ice mitts every treatment, but nothing on my feet. I had no problems with my fingernails, but one year later am still having problems with my toenails. The nail on my big toe on my right foot curled so much my toe was bleeding and infected, and I had to have an operation to slice off the sides of the nail and kill the root. It seems like a small, silly thing, but it's prevented me from doing any cardio and so is hampering my recovery. I just thought I'd mention it, in case others are told "not to worry" about the toenails. They may not be as visible as the fingernails, but they are just as important and the chemo can affect them!!!
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