Nobody’s Perfect: FPQ 4th August

In Fandango’s provocative question post this week, he says

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “Nobody’s perfect.” We all make mistakes occasionally. We say wrong things. We do wrong things. We fail. We fall. Hopefully we get up, dust ourselves off, and learn from our mistakes so that we can move on with our lives.

With that in mind, I was thinking about things, both big and small, that people can do to be better. And that leads me to today’s provocative question, which is this…

What is the one thing you would like to change about yourself? What would it be and why?
When I first read Fandango’s intro today, I thought about yesterday’s events, and changing Nobody’s Perfect to No Body’s Perfect. I think most of us would like to change our body shape, size, or weight especially if like me they are forever fighting the battle of the bulge and craving for pastries, cakes and all things horrendously calorific.
Saying that though, I’m actually quite content with ‘Me’ despite the extra pounds as it’s taken a couple of decades to get here and I’m not going to blow it now with fad diets or starving myself to fit somebody’s tick list.

But there is one thing I’d like to change about myself (other than having more patience), and that is to have my healing hands back.

There was a time when just the lightest touch was enough to send the pain in Hubby’s legs, back or shoulder into submission, a time when massage was key to helping him sleep at night, a time when the heat from my hands would ease the pain and relieve the cramp.
Not so now I’m afraid. The above pictures were take over three years ago, and I have not been able to wear my rings since my surgery in October 2019, mainly because my joints are now quite pronounced and on a bad day extremely painful. I get cramp in my fingers which is the main reason I don’t play the piano as often, I can’t grip as well as I used to and lately even holding a pen puts pressure where I don’t want it so it’s difficult to write. Thank heavens for a keyboard!

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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10 Responses to Nobody’s Perfect: FPQ 4th August

  1. Maggie says:

    It is humbling to acknowledge how well our bodies have served us even though we must often learn certain capabilities are now behind us. I never imagined how much aging meant adapting. I, too, am glad you have a keyboard. ❤️

  2. Sadje says:

    Human bodies last far C longer than any man made machine. If there are little problems that occur with age, we have to bear with them. As they have faithfully served us for so long.

  3. murisopsis says:

    I’m very fortunate to have good hands – no swollen joints or arthritis. Now the shoulders are another thing entirely. I’m not sure I’d really change anything about my body – but I’d love to be able to come up with a quick retort or make a pun – but I just don’t think that way and it takes me hours to come back with the witty remark… by then it is too late and pointless to even mention it!

    • I have good days and bad days, but it’s frustrating when I can’t pick something up and yesterday I could have cried when I couldn’t press the screwtop sufficiently to open the multivit bottle! The latest casualty for pain is my left thumb, so it comes home then just how much we rely on our thumbs for dexterity. Not too bad today though and all pill bottle opened!

  4. Let your pill providers (those who prescribe or distribute your medication) that you’d like an ‘E-Z” open cap that doesn’t require twisting or pushing. They’ve been giving me that sort (with one infraction only) in about five years. It is discouraging to have our hands fail, and yours look quite painful! I’m so sorry! Mine aren’t that bad (yet), but they’re on their way. The strength in my hands is almost non-existent now though, even opening lids on jars is a chore. I hope they improve and I LOVED your post!

    • Thanks Melanie. The pots I have trouble with are OTC meds, and those on prescription are in blister packs. My right had is a lot worse now, but I seem to be a left handed opener so that’s not so bad!

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