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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dry Hands

Xeloda dries out your hands and feet. 

The skin on the tips of my right thumb and my left index finger is cracked.


From dryness.

It hurts.

If I remember to put hand cream on it, all the time, the cracks will heal.

You might think that if I feel pain in my fingers then I would remember to put on cream.

You would be wrong.

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Liba said...


I can't imagine that the crocheting was comfortable today then.

I will work on reminding you to put on cream if you want me to.


Staying Afloat said...

This concept is the thing that often bothers me most about having a special needs kid with behavioral problems (stick with me- it's related, I promise).

He has so many beaviors that are correctable, but I have to respond correctly every time. If M. wants to keep E. from destroying his room, he has to lock the door every time he leaves, even to the bathroom across the hall, and then hide the key.

The fact that there's an easy solution as long as we're perfect about it does not make it an easy solution.

Feel good.

RivkA with a capital A said...

Liba -- yes, please.

Staying Afloat -- "The fact that there's an easy solution as long as we're perfect about it does not make it an easy solution." -- well said!

Unknown said...

i find it unbelievable that with dry cracked hands you keep forgetting the lotion....I've done it too.

Ranting Zelda said...

try using olive oil to help the dryness on your fingers. a tip a mikve lady shared with me when all my fingers were cracked.

Anonymous said...

Try really slathering them before you go to bed with thick cream like vaseline or eucerin then covering feet with cotton socks and hands with with cotton gloves (if you can find them) or another pair of socks (if you're being practical). If you remember...

RivkA with a capital A said...

DavidZ -- you make me laugh. my son make the same kind of stupid jokes! (must be genetic!)

Zelda -- I thought this was a wierd suggestion.... until my oncologist suggested the same thing!! (just call me "salad-dressing!")

Anon -- thanks for the suggestions. I wonder if latex gloves would be more efficient, since the latex won't absorb the hand cream