Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Xeloda Toes Update

The splits on my big toes are nearly healed. Compare this to what they looked like ten days ago ... split open and bleeding.  I wrap them once a day each morning with gauze and a good dollop of cream then bandage.

Even with the twice daily moisturizing, the heals of my feet are still showing signs of drying and peeling skin. I’ve tried wrapping them with a variety of gauze, bandages and tape but it all seems to slip off during the day. At night it’s better because I put socks on and am off my feet. I may have to go back to the medical supply store to see what else they have to offer.


If you look at the picture of my beautiful feet ...  you will notice some brown spots developing. I have some small ones on my hands too. The Onc didn’t seem too concerned.

 My hands don’t seem to be affected by the seasonal dryness as my feet. I do notice some layers of skin peeling off so as a preventative measure I put tape on them ... especially my thumbs.


3 comments:

Deb said...

I tried tape, gauze, bandaids,neosporin, bacteria fighting ointment, footbaths and pumic stone, foot files (forgive my spelling lol), clipping off dead skin so the new can grow (and start all over again), peroxide (and it bubbled yikes)...I am at my wits end!!! Unlike your toes, my big toes hurt where the cracks are concerned!
}:o[

Dee said...

I'm glad that the big toes are better - and I hope that your efforts pay off for the heels sometime soon! The brown spots are curious - never heard of that as a side effect? Are they growing? Tender? Hmmm . . .

Michelle Leddel said...

Hi Daria,

I started to write, "This little toe went to ...."

Then I reread Dee's comment about brown spots and realized that a brown spot appeared on the palm of my hand a few months ago. Today, as I look at, it looks a tiny bit lighter that when it first appeared. Interesting...