Mind willing, hands not so much

I have been meaning to write my monthly Hello cards to our friends for the last fortnight but September was a busy month for us as we had umpteen doctors, hospital and vet appointments so my letter writing very much went on the back burner. When I did have some spare time, my hands were so painful, I couldn’t grip anything, let alone a pen.
I chose to use these today as they are so pretty and won’t go into the next tier of postage for being too fat.

I used to write to my Mum twice a week, newsy letters of what we’d been up to, the garden and the dog walks in the forest. My writing would start off quite small and tidy, but by the end of page three or four, it was a tatty scrawl but still legible.

Unlike the nine page epistle I wrote to Other Brother for his birthday my Hello cards equate to just three sides and every inch is covered. My scrawl deteriorates by the end of the third or fourth sentence, and spiders with wooden legs dipped in ink would probably make a better job of what I produced this evening. Today was a pretty good day, but my hands are sore now so I shall be rubbing in the Movelat cream as prescribed by my GP some years ago. It’s aspirin based and brings relief more or less instantly, but it doesn’t last. Hopefully when I talk to the doctor next week about the results of my blood tests she’ll be able to prescribe some pain relief that won’t knock me for six like the last lot.


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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29 Responses to Mind willing, hands not so much

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Those cards are beautiful, really, they are. As for your hands I really sympathize I know how painful that can be. I really hope you can get the right medication very soon ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  2. SarahC says:

    I just saw this whole thing about card making last night I was like somebody makes cards now I remember it was you:-)

    • I’ve been making them for over twelve years now and still enjoy it. I’m learning all the time with different textures and colours. The main issue now is making sure they’re not too fat as they will cost over ยฃ1 to post.

      • SarahC says:

        Yes that’s true, I have no idea how much that is but I know our postage went up again. All my letter writers have passed on. I’m right in line with the chicken scratch writing called here have a great day ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Today ยฃ1 equated to US$1.13 and that is for a second class letter at ยฃ1.05. First class larger letters are ยฃ1.45 US$ 1.68. A long way from just a few pence to send something n the mail.

      • SarahC says:

        Yes I see,.thanks.

        I used to collect postage stamps

  3. Paula Light says:

    Those are very pretty! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’œ

  4. murisopsis says:

    My mother had arthritis in her hands – her writing was still legible but she went from 2 page letters to just a couple of sentences… Hope the doctor can prescribe something that helps!

  5. joyroses13 says:

    Hope you can get some relief! You do make beautiful cards.

  6. Carol anne says:

    Hopefully she’ll be able to give you something that’ll work for relieving the pain Di! I’m glad you were able to do some writing and you’ll be able to send out some cards this month!

  7. Lauren says:

    I hope you get some relief.

  8. I was sad to hear about your painful hands, Di… how do you cope?

  9. Ana Daksina says:

    Have you tried the new hemp based CBD ointments? I have a spine which constantly tries to kink and curl from post polio syndrome, and I am always unkinking it back again. The cream helps both relax the muscles and relieve the pain. Good luck to you ๐Ÿ™

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