Friday, January 25, 2013

Nails with Chemo

Well I have now started what is hopefully my last cycle of chemotherapy . . . and, as usual, it is leaving me extremely fatigued.  I get out of breath just walking from one room to another.

One of the side effects of one of the chemo drugs is the potential loss of finger and toe nails.  Both of my big toenails are very loose and I'm obviously going to lose them.  And all of my fingernails feel fragile.

Do you realize how often we use our fingernails to pry things?  I didn't until now . . . I'm trying to be very gentle with my fingernails so hopefully I won't lose them.

Not much happening on the gaming front.  We finished the second battle of the Alpian Wars mini-campaign but I haven't had the energy to set up the next battle yet . . . and with this fatigue it may take a while yet.

Finally, I do want to thank all of you who have been so supportive throughout this seemingly never-ending medical experience.  Hopefully the next few weeks will see an end to it . . . and then I can work on regaining my strength and stamina.

-- Jeff



"This to will pass", is a phrase my father and I would say to each other while he was going through chemo and Radiation. I am praying for you to return to good and stable health in the near future. As for the nails, I would suggest you get some of those rubber finger tips like the money counters use to pick up things and keep a butter knife to open things.

marinergrim said...

Stick with it Jeff. I just know you're going to come the other side better for it.

John Y said...


One nice thing, of many, about miniature armies is that they are quite happy just standing about.

And they can pick up right where you left them without missing a beat.

In the meantime, do whatever you need to do to take care of yourself.

I wish you the best on your journey back to good health and the gaming table.


El Grego said...

I haven't thought much about how often one uses their fingernails - they are invaluable!

Hang in there Jeff - you're on the home stretch now.

tradgardmastare said...

Keep going...
best wishes

ColCampbell50 said...

Hang tough, Jeff. We're all behind you!