I used to really be aggravated by those girly girls who teared up over a broken nail. I couldn't believe their shallowness!
Well, I guess I've joined their ranks. Notice my thumbnail and the nail on my index finger in the above photograph. See the dark lines? That's right, my nails are disconnecting from my finger. Isn't that disgusting?
I was told when I began chemo that there was a chance that my fingernails and toenails could fall off during treatment. Well, treatment came and went, and I was feeling pretty proud of my trusty old nails.
Then, just this past week, I happened to notice that they are falling off. I immediately started crying when I found this out.
I don't think that it had much to do with the nails, though. I think that it was more about the fact that I just thought that I was DONE with chemo and its nasty side effects. Alas, life will go on. Nails or no nails. I'm not defined by my fingers and toes!