|"Fat Hand" as I call her is on the Left|
|"No Kuckle Fat Hand" lol|
Your lymph system serves as a filter for your body and so when you do not have the nodes anymore to filter the lymph or "dirt" like i think of it, the lymph backs up in your body and for me it has gone into my hand. Believe me I know it could be worse but as 26 year old woman it is beyond frustrating having your hand wraped up swollen and hurting all the time. After a few weeks of unsuccessful wrappings that did not decrease the swelling the doctor determined my hand was not edematous (filled with fluid) like most people but was actually fibrotic scar tissue, which is alot more difficult to fix.
|Attempt #1 at Being Like Michael Jackson|
|My Michael Jackson Hand lol|
Customer: Oh wow...is that an arthritis glove?
Customer: me, my mom, and my sister all have arthritis and I'd love to have one of those
Me: well actually my hand just swells sometimes so its a compression glove...
Customer: Oh u mean like from carpal tunnel?
Me: Well no...but you know you might check your local walgreens I hear they have great selections of arthritis gloves
Customer: oh wow..thank you
Now that ladies and gentlemen is the way to stop the conversation b/f they tell the rest of their life story lol
At first I was frustrated with the way every customer asked me what happened to my hand...my favorite line was always when they asked if I'd burned my hand??? I'd say no but think to myself "well if I had burned myself I appreciate how you drew attentions to it but asking me lol". You gotta love working with the public they are sooo entertaining. But you know God has a reason for everything and if this glove allows me to share my story with one person and glorify God in it all then well that's ok by me :)