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#21 bookworm

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 10:41 AM

Hi Helen,

I wouldn't let any doctor cut or scrape anything off me because I heal so slowly because of the sclero.
It would have to be a matter of life and death before I would even consider it!!

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#22 Snowbird

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:29 PM

Hey Susie...not just any pumice stone ;) ...I've bought a few other kinds that worked only somewhat and they took a ton more effort to use...but they just didn't cut it like this glass spa one does, newer technology I guess....I have no idea how it works better, just know that it definitely does? No pun intended though :lol:
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#23 Helen

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 01:14 AM

Thank you all so much for your replies. I am so glad I asked about this before I had it done. I will try to get a glass pumice stone and work on them myself. :thank-you:

Best wishes everyone

Helen

#24 debonair susie

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:26 AM

Thank you for making that point clear, Snowbird...I stand corrected :emoticon-hug:

I am so glad that you found this particular pumice stone to work so well for you. I can see why it would,it being most sanitary, as well as effecttive!

I'm also in strong agreement with everyone else, in that when one has an autoimmune disease, healing is a factor to be strongly considered, when contemplating something such as Helen was.
Helen, I am so glad you reconsidered!

Keep us posted on how you're doing?
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#25 Snowbird

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:35 AM

Hi

Just remembered my close second to getting rid of the hard skin on my feet (before my new friend, the glass pumice stone). If you soak your feet in warm water and white vinegar for a little while -- I used to soak mine about 10 minutes, then do a little pumice work, then soak them again for another 5-10 minutes and pumice them again to finish them off. Then slather on some nice cream followed by some warm woolly socks. This also works really well and softens your skin too. I never really measured the amounts. I would say maybe 2/3 water and 1/3 vinegar (I just filled the bucket as high as required for my feet and then free poured the white vinegar in).
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#26 Catty

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:21 AM

Hi Snowbird! I sent you a private message wanting to know the brand name of the pumice stone you used a couple of day sago...did you get it?
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#27 Snowbird

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:24 PM

Hi Catty...I didn't...but got this one now...I've answered you a couple of times (I think!!)...sorry about that....
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:11 AM

I have this problem too.. Feels like I'm walking on bone. Im glad I found this post and that im not alone! I find it very hard to walk barefoot (or just socks) because of the lack of padding and I get cramps in my feet from the cold. Thermal insoles help alot and I always wear thick soled boots and thermal socks. Unfortunately my friends criticise me over my footware, this hurts me alot and I'm sick of explaining why I have to wear them...

#29 charliehorse

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:42 AM

Rest assured, HazelTree, you'll never have to explain any choice of clothing to the members here.

My weirdest shoes are totally lambswool lined! They're ankle boots, black suede, and really big because of the lambswool. Very cozy.

Admittedly I tend not to wear them that often as I do look a bit like Mini Mouse on a bad shoe day. I take comfort, though, in the knowledge that I'd never get judged by fellow sufferers because they understand and know there are more important things in life.
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#30 Snowbird

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:05 PM

Oh Charliehorse, you're so funny! That's what my new boots look like, mini mouse feet, I just couldn't seem to come up with the similarity to describe it myself!! :emoticons-yes:
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:14 AM

Thanks for putting a big smile on my face Charliehorse! :) Your boots sound so cosy... :thank-you:

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 12:16 AM

Just an update. I went to the podiatrist to get my nails cut. She had a nurse with her who was observing her for the day and I think because of that she forgot she was going to cut some thick skin from under my feet. I just kept my mouth shut and didn't remind her as I didn't want her to do it. So I have been soaking my feet and using a pumice stone and it seems to be helping.
Helen

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 01:09 AM

I have painful soles,the specialist nurse at The Royal Free told me that scleroderma did indeed reduce thhe flesh on the soles and she recommended getting a referral from my G.P. to a Podiatrist who would make me inserts for my shoes.Hope this helps
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#34 Snowbird

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 04:30 AM

Helen

Glad to hear something is helping a little at least....are you soaking in white vinegar and water?
Sending good wishes your way!

#35 Nia

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:09 AM

I can't reach my feet to pumice. I have my podiatrist debride a corn on the ball of my foot every 6-8 weeks, not painful, extremely helpful, every 6-8 weeks. Its just scraping off a corn with a blade, not invasive. He has helped my with spongy latex insoles too. I can't get by without very spongy insoles/shoes.