I finally broke down and bought Bag Balm. Yes, it’s for cow udders. But the Xeloda gals on the message board swear it works and I am desperate. I slather this nasty-smelling petroleum product over my feet several times a day and then cover with socks. I think it is working, but it’s hard to tell. Besides just the general burning and peeling, I have a heel crack that is so deep I can hardly believe it. Man does that thing hurt! And then this morning I made a lovely discovery. Under my little toe, where it connects to the foot, the skin is split open. Like, I had a moment of panic that my little toe was falling off! It’s not an easy place to put a band-aid, so I don’t quite know how to fix this one.
It is kind of sad that I take Vicodin every night to sleep because my feet hurt so much, but otherwise I can’t sleep. My feet are definitely better on the new 7-day on, 7-day off regimen. But sheesh, I miss getting my pedicures!