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Sep 16, 2020 03:00PM
Hi Bliss and Intolight- Regarding slippers. I am now wearing slippers all day long. I have found DEARFOAM slippers that I ordered online, with gel infused memory foam are the best so far for me and I love them. Of the 5 pairs I ordered online, 3 worked well (Darcy Microfiber Velour Clog with Quilted Cuff Slipper (covers toes), Women's Lane Knit slider (open toe), and Women's Cindy Furry slider (open toe same shoe but different fabric and color). The others gave me problems with the back of my heel (Mama Bear clog slippers and Kristy Sherpa slippers). I Don't want anything rough or hard touching the back of my heels. Instead of returning the other two they said I should give them to a charity organization. So far the extra week off and reduced dosage has cooled down my HFS in the first 7 days. Whew.
NKB- I haven't been able to fix my signature, but I had one liver met show up in 2002, it disappeared after 6 months on femara, and stayed away for 13 years until 2015 (taking only femara). After liver mets reemerged I took Ibrance + faslodex for 4 years and had to stop Dec. 2019 when it went to my small intestine (on the outside!!) and was removed surgically (hard to diagnose, scary). It came back to the liver when I was just on Aromasin this April so I went on Xeloda IMMEDIATELY (Covid kept me away from a lab test that might have shown the Aromasin wasn't working sooner). .After starting Xeloda the mets were no longer visible on a followup 3 month PET scan) BUT other areas are lighting up so we need to "keep an eye on them". There seems to be downs with ups. Recent tumor marker went up so PET may be moved up if the trend continues.
AS for CREAMS I agree that Aquafor is soothing at night (greasy for daytime) and even Bag Balm if you like the smell, but during the DAY anything with Ureacin or Urea in it is GREAT. I have Pedinol (ureacin-20, found at Kaiser pharmacy), Atac-Tain Cream (10% Urea, 4% AHA from Amazon), and Udderly Smooth-EXTRA CARE 20, Replenishing- with Urea from Amazon (I gave away the plain Udderly smooth cream it did nothing for me). I use my urea/ureacin creams constantly during the day (one by my computer and the other two elsewhere).
Off to my virtual cancer group in a few minutes.
2/1998, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, ER+/PR+, HER2-
1/2003, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/2015, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
1/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, ER+, HER2- (FISH)