Reverse Nonet 22nd April.

As pain throbs.
Relief beckons
Tiny white capsules
Downed with tea or coffee.
Nodules extend, distorting
Inflamed, twisted tender fingers,
Joints no longer supple, free or young.

Mine’s a reverse nonet Val. Hope this is acceptable today.
These pictures were taken 4 four years ago. I can no longer wear my rings other than the wedding ring (on my right hand here) Hubby bought me when I was at my heaviest.

Written in response to Val’s Flex Scavenger Hunt

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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20 Responses to Reverse Nonet 22nd April.

  1. Well done, Di 😊 great poem!

  2. Arthritis is awful. My father has some issues with his fingers and now with the Alzheimer’s he will ask me why his fingers are crooked. It seems like it would be easy to explain but the minute I say arthritis it opens a whole new can of worms. Luckily for him, not necessarily his hands, they have a physical therapist that sees him twice a week at the Memory Care Home. That is better than if I had him home with me! Which now is a moot point….Nice job on the Nonet.

    • Thank you. My hands are getting worse and I find it hard to grip sometimes.

      • I get so scared with my arthritis because I love doing all the miniature crafts. Hopefully you don’t have to give up card making anytime soon.

      • I’m not doing anything too fiddly at the moment, but I’m still making them and hope to for years yet. Your miniatures are wonderful.

      • Thanks! I am almost done with a dollhouse I am doing. The owner of the pottery studio I joined gave me a dollhouse she had bought but never finished. So I made the first floor into a place that looks like the pottery studio and shop and then the upper levels like living levels. It has taken up so much time and I have realized that I don’t love dollhouse size as much as l love the real miniature stuff. I’m almost done. I’m pretty proud of it. I’ll probably be posting pictures when I am done. It is surprise for her.

      • How lovely! I bet it will be awesome.

      • I have to keep thinking that it isn’t something everyone does or enjoys, but most people do enjoy looking at it. I see little things that bug me but that is from my perspective and most likely will not catch anyone’s eye.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Excellent! And it works reading either way!! I’m so tickled you have joined the scavenger hunt!! I have been lucky not to have any signs of arthritis in my hands… I take after my father (same shape hands) and he never had any arthritis in his hands. My grandmother and mother had some pretty significant swelling of joints and some deformation too – The only remedy my grandmother found was doing her evening dishes in the morning so that the hot water helped loosen the stiffness… Now they have all sorts of anti-inflammatories and it is just finding the one that works best…

    • I have some cream I use sometimes when the pain is really bad, but a soak in hot water helps. My Mum had arthritis in her hands too, and when I look at mine, I see hers.

  4. 247paulgray says:

    I feel your pain.

  5. Owwwie. My sympathies! 😦

  6. Zelda Winter says:

    I relate to no longer being able to wear cherished rings. I’m so sorry you’re in pain, Di.

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