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  1. Just got a pair of special trainers delivered yesterday. I tried on my sisters and they felt comfy and spongy lol.. Its not for the fitness aspect, I got them to see if they would alleviate the pain and help when I have to walk outside.. I have calcinosis growing out of the bottom of my foot so I know I'll still have pain with that until it comes out. Hope they help, I'm gonna wear them for the next few days and I'll post back how I get on!
  2. Hi Summer, I hope you are feeling better! From your description, it sounds like it might be calcinosis.. H
  3. Thanks for putting a big smile on my face Charliehorse! :) Your boots sound so cosy...
  4. 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...
  5. Hi Heidi, My avatar is actually a photo I took of myself after drawing leaves and designs on my face with an eye pencil (I know, its a strange think to do, haha..), I changed the colouring in photoshop! I uploaded some of my art to the Photo Gallery if you want to have a browse! Some of the names got mixed up when they were uploaded but I will correct it soon. HazelTree
  6. Hi Barefut, I suffer alot with my fingers and have had many ulcers and calcium deposits. If it feels like a nodule and you can move it, its normally a calcium deposit. I use a special bandage that I can only get from my Physiotherapist, you cut a length off, wrap it firmly around your finger (towards your heart) but not too tight to cut off the circulation and leave it on for 20mins to 2hrs at a time, but take it off if the pain worsens. This relieves the pain a bit and brings down the swelling. I will email you the name of this product as im not sure if I can post the name of it on the fo
  7. Hi everyone, It's so nice to get to know you! Erin and Peanut I am also a graphic designer and art is my passion in life! I finished college at the end of last summer and am now only getting around to setting up a graphic/web design business so that I can work from home. As a single parent, I found it hard to manage my son and his needs, housework, full time college and around 56 assignments with deadlines while suffering with the dreadful cold here. I got through it and did really well but my poor house suffered, haha.. In art, I love doing faces with different media and try to portray
  8. Hi Chuck, Im sorry to hear how ill your mum is. The only advice I can give you to help your mums energy levels is to make homemade soup with vegetables full of iron (cabbage, brussel sprouts), when blended it will make it easier for her to swallow and will be full of nutrients to help her to heal, and will also heat her up from within. I will email you a recipy that you can vary to her taste. I hope this can help even a little! HazelTree
  9. Hi Jacki, I agree with everybody about wearing rubber gloves and using moisturiser, i think it is a nescessary precaution. The wax treatment is lovely and can help. I have problems with my fingers cracking also, they split from being in the cold too long, it is very painful. This brings back memories of last winter, trying to do my college assigments with blood streaming down from my nails when I had no plasters and had to wrap tissue around the affected fingers. Now, I use 'Liquid Bandage' to seal these cracks, it is like a plaster but is applied using a swab stick. It heals the cuts on
  10. Hi Thankyou very much for replying to my post, I feel very welcomed by you all! I was away for the weekend and didn't get a chance to check the forum. Sweet, Thankyou! Janey, Like you, I get a reation around chemicals, I get a funny feeling in my lips when I'm near them, like polishes, bleach and perfumes etc.., funny. Perfume drives me mad and to put this directly onto your skin puts it straight into your system, natural oils are actually much nicer to smell and I get compliments about how I smell so nice, sometimes! Haha.. Yeah, we are organic beings afterall so it makes sence to
  11. Hi, I have been through a number of medications only to realise that this makes my illness worse. After iloprost infusions, I came out of hospital with my blood pressure so low that I was unable to walk around without collapsing. I have done extensive research into Scleroderma and Autoimmunity (Mainly CREST Syndrome). I believe that considering chemicals are a primary cause to illnesses, they are not going to heal or cure you. I know they can helps in times of extreme circumstances. I have not taken medication for the past 3 years, even one of my specialists told me 'The only thing I
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