About this blog

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 11, 2010. As a result of my treatment, I have lymphedema in my left arm. I draw my strength from the Lord, as well as my family's Scots-Irish heritage. Our Graham's were a tough and scrappy bunch of fighters on the Scottish/English border. They came to America and continued to fight when necessary: in the American Revolution; the Civil War; and my brother is a Captain in the U.S. Army. My ancestors settled this country against all odds. My great-grandmothers on both sides of the family were pioneer women who settled the West. Along with that heritage, and the full armor of God, I am walking the walk and fighting the good fight.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Missing something?

Something freaky happened last night.

I was taking the polish off my toenails and my left second toenail (the one next to the big toe) fell off!  Not completely, about 98%  It is still kind of stuck on one side.  I didn't want to yank it out and make it sore. I just cut it down sideways and will wait for that side to fall out too. Yuck!  There is a little nail there, but it is really small.

I had experienced some darkening and lifting of that nail in the middle of my chemotherapy.  I think it was after round 3 or 4.  I'm probably in for the same thing on my other foot because the same toenail is black.

Thank you, taxotere!


  1. Tonya, Sorry to hear about the toenails. Hopefully they won't get too sore. Soon this will all be over!

  2. yup - common taxotere side effect. ;( sorry, Tonya! It'll grow back. Hope you're not in pain though - that can not feel good. xoxo