Monday, February 11, 2013

Hands Suck...

...when they don't work very well. this is my life right now: on fish oil, and glucosamine/chondroitin; resting at times, not doing anything at all; wrapping my right hand at night, and dipping my hands in melted paraffin wax in the morning and at night (see below). this is the worst my hands have ever been, and it's reduced me to tears every day for the last week.

add to that how i unexplainedly jumped in the search listings and had a huge influx of orders over the last two days and i've been packing up and remaking stuff non-stop, and i'm one drained woman. don't get me wrong-- i love the orders and making money, but when you're hurting badly, it's hard to focus.

 i'm also starting acupuncture as soon as i can get into the place. wish me luck that it works. here are my hands after the paraffin dries. lovely, huh? i learned quickly that i need more wax in the container (an *approved* container-- i didn't melt candles in a pot!).

"mummified" (23/365)

and no, i shouldn't really be typing much.  i'm trying to get around to the blogs i read, and i want to keep up my photo a day, but to all of my blogosphere and etsy team friends: please don't think i'm ignoring you.  i'm just trying the best i can right now, and trying to prioritize.

please think good thoughts that something starts working for me.  i realized the other day that with all my various ailments, it's been a rare day that i haven't been in pain for seventeen years.  i just want to feel better.


  1. I feel your pain, Athena :(
    I know a number of people who have had acupuncture done for various ailments and all of them have experienced an improvement. I'm sure you will too!
    Sending positive thoughts your way...

  2. Sending you hugs and happy thoughts. I can't imagine having pain in my hands everyday. I use my hands so much, as I know you do too!
    Congrats on the orders :)
    I hope you can get into the acupuncture soon and that it works miracles for you!

  3. Wow, that looks extremely painful! I can't even imagine. I wish you all of the best for some answers and relief in the near future.

  4. Oh dear. I'm so sorry you're in so much pain. I hope the acupuncture works for you! My mother-in-law swears by it for her shoulder pain, so I think there's some hope. Good luck and I hope you feel better!

  5. Hope you find some relief soon! That photo looks creepy!

  6. so sorry! That's so difficult.
    Maybe this might help--Put shea butter or a combination of good, emollient rich ingredients (beeswax, jojoba oil--or other good oils--glycerine) on your hands. Be generous. Put your hands into cotton gloves overnight. This has helped me when my hands are very dry. You could also try a castor oil wrap (google it).
    thinking of you and sending well wishes your way!

  7. wishing you well and hoping the acupuncture works. At least your scents are doing well, right? {:-D

  8. Wishing you well! Being in such pain, it must be so difficult for you. I do hope you feel better soon.

  9. I'm so sorry you're in such pain -- I do hope the acupuncture helps. I wouldn't worry about replying to blogs -- everyone will understand! Sending hugs your way : )

  10. yeah on the orders! Not so great about the body aches. I will be thinking of you and hoping you get better quickly.