Monday, November 26, 2007

Helping Hand

I'm afraid my hand is healed.

I know that sounds like a good thing, but it still feels pretty sore. Here are some things I don't take for granted anymore:

  • Shaking hands without cringing - I'm afraid it might break again if I meet "Mr/Ms Power Handshake".
  • Wringing out a sponge - I was finally able to to it again last week.
  • Straightening my fingers (well, almost). Bradley actually got the giggles in church yesterday just by looking at my hand.
  • Writing - I can now pen my own constitution??? No, but I can finally make a legible grocery list.

Still can't do and afraid I won't ever again:
  • Make a fist - for self defense reasons, I'm always fighting off paparazzi.
  • Putting weight on the back of my hand. Like the use of my knuckles when I do my push-ups everyday, real bummer.
  • Wear a ring on my right ring finger, making Steven sigh with relief while my sister, Kristen, tears up.
At least it's mostly past me. With the weather being wet and cold, I was curious to see how my arthritis would be. I am happy to say that it hasn't bothered me like I thought it would. I'm just thankful to Britney V* and Faustin S* for talking me into going to the doctor. I would have always wondered.

I'm going to go try my hand (pardon the terrible pun) at wrapping presents.

Let me know what you want, I mean, besides the Christmas Card.


Emma said...

How about rent for the next year, or a down payment on a new car. At least you won't have to pay for shipping! ;) I'm glad your hand is better. I'm sorry it's not 100% back to normal. Good luck with the gift wrapping.

Mindy said...

Oooh, I like it. Way to think big. We seem to need the same things.

Jodie Haney said...

No push ups? How will you survive?

janet said...

I didn't know you had arthritis.. have you always known? I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis last year. Winter seems to make it worse for me... but I lucky to not have to cringe when I shake hands.. ouch!

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