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March 13th, 2019 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

One of the many side effects of the ECX combination of chemotherapy is that skin on the hands and feet can get sore or red and can peel. Amongst all the jargon and technical terms this particular side effect stood out because of its blunt, Ronseal ‘does-what-it-says’ name: “hand-foot syndrome”.

I did have several of the side effects, but this hand-foot syndrome is the one that is still causing problems. My fingertips got very dry, cracked and peeled. They are starting to feel more normal now but I still have a situation where I have trouble using the fingerprint reader on my phone. There is one part of my thumb that registers OK and it takes a few attempts to get that exact bit of the side of my thumb on the reader. Half the time I end up having to actually swipe up and put my PIN in!

The humanity!

 

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