Anyone ever had yellow/orange hands?????

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debbiR
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   Posted 12/21/2005 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I do believe that fate has decided that I am not to look decent for the holidays. As you might remember, I got the haircut from he** before Thanksgiving. Thank heavens I was able to use chemo as an excuse for the way that it looked. It finally grew enough that my beautician could cut it and shape it. (still very, very short). Okay, so I am at the store looking for some type of hand lotion for dry skin. My hands are like sand paper. Usually I buy $1 jar of Dollar General lotion but I decided to go "name brand" this time. Finally I decide on a product by Oil of Olay. The tube read..."For Dry Skin...Revitalizes and Moisturizes". It felt good so I bought it. This was on Saturday. On Monday I panicked because the palms of my hands were a yellow colors. I immediately jumped out of bed and looked at my eyes. Hmmm, no yellow there so guess that my kidneys weren't failing. I wait on calling my onco in a panic! When I washed my hands, I noticed that whatever was on them was coming off. After much thinking (which can be time consuming and difficult w/ chemo brain) I decided to check the lotion that I had purchased. On the back of the tube, in very, very small black letters it said..."this will bring your skin the tone it has missed after summer". The darn stuff was a TANNING LOTION! So now I have yellow-orange hands and feet. When I had chemo yesterday my nurse was looking at me funny. I finally asked her if there was something wrong. She was wondering what was wrong w/ my hands. Rofl. Everyone enjoyed my mess, once again. BTW...I did take the tube of lotion back to the store and got a full refund. Guess that I will stick w/ Dollar General brand. At least I won't turn orange!


Deb

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DiVanDyke
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   Posted 12/22/2005 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
tongue  Hi Deb, Love that chemo brain, don't you! Oh well, at least I am now listed as permanently disabled (moderately cognitively impaired) on my medical records. Great story!! Boy, we must get together. Hugs, Di

Brnadebt
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   Posted 12/23/2005 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Deb
 
Great story, I can just imagine your nurses looking at your hands. I do have a solution for you just get a lemon and it will take the color out of your hands. Just slice it and use the juice to get the yellow out.
 
Merry Christmas to you
 
 
Hugs:)
Bernadette


Cindy802
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   Posted 12/26/2005 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
That was pretty funny! When I read your subject line, I was wondering if you had eaten a lot of carrots. That happened to me. I ate a lot of carrots and when I would sweat, my white tee shirts had orange sweat stains from the hot flashes from h--l.
Breast cancer has become an epidemic. After all of the these years and billions of dollars donated for research...WHERE IS THE CURE???

debbiR
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   Posted 12/26/2005 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Bernadette: Thanks for the tip about using lemon. It worked and my hands were pretty much the normal color by Christmas Eve! Cindy, no problem w/ my eating to many carrots. They aren't my fav. Thank heavens. If I had been sweating orange, I would have really thought I was in big, big trouble!

Deb


 


gma
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   Posted 12/26/2005 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Now this sounds like something I might have done. I am still chuckling. Since you still have the stuff maybe you could try an all over yellow? Shouldn't it be tan not yellow? LOL Hugs MK

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