Showing my claws

Since Hubby and I have been together (almost 29 years now), I have stopped biting my nails. The result is 10 rather uneven crescents that tend to split if I’m feeling a little under the weather or missing doughnuts something is missing in my diet.
This morning, I woke up in agony with my hands, which had clawed up during the night and remained so. It was an effort to hold anything, so it was a case of soaking them in hot water to relax the joints and then applying the Movelat cream which is aspirin based and ideal for my arthritis.

Hubby took this pic of our hands a little while ago when he was working on something for his own blog, but he couldn’t use it. This was actually on a good day.

I’ve had to take my rings off and got out ofΒ  Hubby has been preparing the veg for our stew today as I can’t hold a knife, let alone cut anything up.
However, the good news is the knee is fine despite the damp weather, so we were able to walk into town along the beach today to get said veg from the market.
What a difference to the limp, sorry looking selections in the supermarkets which are selling carrots that bounce and potatoes so small and green, Kermit would think they were his offspring.
Rather than onions, Hubby opted for a leek today.
Lincolnshire leeks are the best, none of your stick insect offerings, these are a good one and half inches in diameter, and when cut, are crisp and clean inside.
I still remember that day when the farmer was harvesting his leek crop and I cheekily asked for a couple for our stew. He gave me an armful and even though I gave some back, I still had plenty to make soup and I froze the rest.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Showing my claws

  1. Is it arthritis in your hands? Hope it improves.

    • Unfortunately yes. Most days are OK but occasionally they can be really painful. I’ve started taking glucosamine now, though a higher dose than what we give Maggie, as it’s certainly working for her. I tried it before, but guess I didn’t give it a chance. The movelat cream also helps relieve the pain. I have two pieces I play for exercises, and that’s the Spirit is Willing and Ode to Joy as they really get the fingers flying across the keyboard (ish). πŸ™‚

  2. foguth says:

    I take Ginger and Turmeric for arthritis (mine is in my spine) & I rub on Boswellia Essential Oil (Frankincense). One of my friends has arthritis in her hands – she takes 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar every morning and swears by it…. I can’t quite get that one past my nose, but if you can, you might want to give it a try.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    I do hope your hand ease up soon, arthritis is rife in my family especially on the female side I have seen my mum and three sisters suffer so far I am not too bad. I love the photo your husband took, what’s his blog called…. No need to say if it is private. I know what you mean about veg, I guess you are in the States here in the UK farm shops are more expensive but well worth the visit. Be well both of you . πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

    • Hi Willow, and thank you for your kind thoughts. Hubby has actually just closed his blog as he couldn’t take it anywhere else with its specialised content and he doesn’t know yet how to channel a new one.
      We’re in the UK and Lincolnshire is definitely the veg county. Where we were before (2007 – 2014) it was all crops. It’s a bit different here being so close to the sea, but it seems to be root veg in the fields. We shall see when they come up!

      • willowdot21 says:

        Sorry when you said you had walked along the beach I pictured you in sunnier climes! I am in Berkshire not too nice here this week !

      • ‘Chilly, bracing and character building’ walks along the sea front in winter woollies, bennie hats, gloves and fluorescent jackets. Read as “that mad couple with the monochrome dog”.
        Today we have ‘spotty showers’ Tomorrow, we are to expect ‘spotty drizzle’. Great terminology for ‘not sure’.

  4. I wish I had some good advice for you on your arthritis – but it looks like others have some.

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