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Monday, 2 January 2012
Not So Handy Man.
Several (many) bloggers that I follow have been moaning recently about their aches and pains. So I thought I'd add to the arena of physical woes by telling you about my own current ache, just in case anyone should have an encouraging diagnosis.
It started on my right hand. I had pain at the base of my thumb and throughout the surrounding fleshy part. Then it moved to my left hand (see superb illustration above) where it has stayed for over a week. My hand is now weak, I have nasty pain when I try to do anything, and frankly it's become an effing nuisance.
If you're going to tell me it's the onset of arthritis; please don't! If, however, it sounds like something simpler (with a simple one pill remedy) then I'd be pleased to have your diagnosis. My only thought at present is 'Carpal Tunnel Syndrome'.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!