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Thank God for the wrinkled hands!

Oh No! my hands are wrinkled

Wrinkled hands are a sign of aging.

But the wrinkles don’t come overnight. It is a slow insidious process.

I first found out my hand was aging when my engagement ring fitted snuggly on my Pinkie. After years of having my ring finger ballooning on either side of the twinkly diamonds, I decided to move the ring  to the little finger. And now it was getting snug for that too.

More was to come when I spotted the first wrinkle on my hand. Out came all the hand lotions onto my bedside table, dressing table and even near the kitchen sink.

But, gradually my hands became wrinkly and crinkly despite the various hand creams I so diligently applied.

Over the years I began using gloves to do work and even got a machine to do the clothes and dishes. It came to a point where I used my hands sparingly. Like bathing, dressing up, apply/ remove makeup. Of course, I also used them to type and eat . But basically I avoided using them for dirty work.

Yet the wrinkles didn’t stop.

Oh no! Where are the wrinkles?

Till last month when suddenly they became so smooth and turgid that my fingers looked like luscious Oxford sausages stuck on to a fat potato!

With my wrist encased in a cast and my shoulder operated upon, all the trauma descended to my hand.

“Pump your fingers into a fist ” roared Dr. D . “Else your hand will remain like this ”

I was terrified! Immediately I began looking for the smiley balls that the little ones had got from school .

“That’s mine’s , ” says Ms.Papaya,” but you can have it .”

“You can have mine too,” says Little Po. But this was promptly appropriated by Wow Dinga who like all boys thinks that balls are meant to be flung.

So for two weeks I have been diligently squeezing the ball every waking moment. While reading a book, while eating, while typing. By day end I’m quite exhausted. The ball doesn’t seem to yield.

But when I saw the first wrinkle on my hand I was thrilled! Finally, my hand is coming back.

Wrinkly hands were just the start of my recovery. There was more to come in the weeks ahead.

Happy weekend all


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A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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16 Responses

  1. Soumya says:

    I hope your shoulder is better now Sunitha. Nice to see that you are finding some humor in the situation here 🙂
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  2. Modern Gypsy says:

    I hope your shoulder is better now. And I love how you’re finding the humour in this challenge!
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  3. Natasha says:

    Dear Sunita,

    Good to see the humour is intact. Happy healing and hope those Oxford sausages are redeemed soon. ;-))

    Much love

  4. Damyanti says:

    Wish you a speedy recovery! Take Care

  5. Hope you have speedy recovery 🙂

  6. Jyothi Nair says:

    oh My! Happy to see a wrinkle! That must be a first! Get well soon dear.

  7. Who would have thought a day would come when you’d be happy to get those wrinkles back. I love old, wrinkled hands. They speak of a long life….
    Take care of yourself!
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  8. Shilpa Garg says:

    So glad that you are recovering from your injury and surgery and that you smiling and laughing despite the challenges. Cheers to this spirit!

  9. The wrinkled crinkled hands was unsettling. Now, it’s just me.

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