Friday, June 22, 2012

Lifestyle Changes...

 Arthritis swollen hands

Because of this....

 Dish soap

I have had to switch from the squeeze bottle of dish soap to a simple pouring spout and glass bottle I picked up at Goodwill.
It's not that I can't squeeze the plastic bottle, it's just that it hurts when I do!
On the plus side...the glass bottle is a heck of a lot prettier sitting near the sink than the big green jug of Palmolive!

Can openers

I have also made the switch from a hand held can opener to electric. 
No way I can use the manual opener without wincing each time.
I don't open a whole heck of a lot of cans, but when I do I want it to be pain free!

On the negative side, there is really no way to hide the black electric opener like I could with the manual one.

Oh, and you should see me try and peel a potato or a nob of ginger!
I don't think they make an electric vegetable they???

Are there any concessions/changes you have had to make in your life because of sickness or just plain old age?

I'm not EVEN gonna talk about how I hobble around with one bad knee and one stiff knee replacement!

In Christ alone,

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RiverBend Farm said...

Oh, Cindy, I'm so sorry you are plagued with arthritis. It is not fun. I take Lubrisyn (when I remember it) and I think it helps. It makes it tolerable.

Donna said...

I hear ya on the arthritis! I take prescription medicine, but that only takes a slight edge off of the pain. I have it bad in my left thumb, and starting to get it in my right thumb. Just opening a jar lid can be excruciating! I have to use a piece of rubber gripper pad to help. And squeezing a bottle also makes me wince. I use a pump for the dishwashing solution. I got one of those foam containers (Dawn brand, perhaps?) and refill it with my own liquid - 5 parts water & 1 part dish soap.

With the knee replacement, I have good days and not so good days. And I can never figure out why it gets so sore sometimes! But we have to soldier on, don't we?

Sue said...

I am relating here Cyn, and have had to make some changes too! I am guessing my aches and pains are due to age, to which I have been fighting and kicking against!~smile~ Hope you find some natural relief and will share, as your wealth of knowledge always amazes me.

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.

cindy said...

Hi Cindy,
I know your pain—at least knee pain. I sure hope this is only a flare up with your hands and not permanent.

Take care,

Vickie said...

Hi Cyndy - Yes, I have a bit of arthritis, too. Don't notice it too much until I start shelling peas, my left thumb aches, and my hands hurt when I'm canning and putting the lids on... Ouch! Sorry you're aching!

Freedom Acres Farm said...

I had struggled with arthritis moving around my body for the last 5 years. The first year it was my back, then next my hip, then it moved to my knee, then it actually went to my ankle. This year is was/is my shoulder. Guess we're starting back at the top. Ugh.

However, I have found a remedy!! My husband and I have started taking food grade DE (Diatomacheous Earth) and it is amazing! I got my life back!

Check out the info here....

It's all natural and it works! We buy ours through Azure Standard.

M Johns said...

A shoulder injury three years ago caused a huge investment in stuff like Bio Freeze or MaxxFreeze, along with Icy Hot and some other ointments. Physical therapy followed by work with a fitness coach has made a difference - but I'm still stiff after long periods of sitting.

katiez said...

Getting older is not for the faint of heart!

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, they DO make an electric vegetable peeler. Google it! Sorry about all the pain.

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