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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

What do Your Hands Say?

Yesterday my son said I have old hands.  I said all 59 years are in my hands.  My face stays younger cause we pay more attention to our skin there with creams and all, but hands show our true age.

My deformed thumb nails show that I damaged the matrix of my nail.  I was a nervous little girl and remember being scolded for chewing on my cuticles, causing hangnails that would become infected.

My skin is crepey, very thin.  I was on prednisone for over eight years which cause the tissues to become fragile.  The elasticity is poor.  They are the way they are.  I cannot afford botox. 

I have age spots.  Never thought it would happen to me, but that's what happens from years in the sun.  How many of us put sunscreen on our hands?

My right hand is larger than my left hand; I'm a right handed person.

My nails are clean and manicured.  I have a clerical job and don't like to get my hands dirty.

What do your hands say?  What is your story?


Linda said...

My hands are large, have scars, deformed knuckles, and mishappen fingers with short nails. I'm tall, fair skinned....My hands say that I spend too much (if that is possible)time in the sun (skin cancer was removed), that arthritis runs in my family, I work with my hands, and I don't take a lot of time to make them look 'pretty'. Linda from lindaloveschocolate

Tracey said...

Mine are rough! My right thumb is an odd shape due to sucking it til I was 10!! xxxxxxxxxxxx

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Thanks for the comment on my wood cabinets:) I did all the staining and sealing myself to save us $$$ when the cabinets were refaced. I love the stain color, pecan.
I try to take care of my hands. I put lotion on each night, Vit E oil really. I have a few brown spots too. My veins stick out!
Back to painting..
deb :)