The Christmas Tree Fairy

It had to be a Privvi for our family this year. It’s been quite a year for everyone. Certainly not one we’ll forget. Privvi, for me, is a positive symbol of this year and one of productivity and hope for next. 

Packing’s going well. My daughter wins the prize for best and fastest packer. I can use my hand but it gets sore and aches after packing for a while. There are quite a few things I struggle with: using scissors is quite painful, I can’t lift a large, full glass of water or take the tops of jars. I have to be careful generally not to overstretch and put strain on my thumb and forefinger. I’m slowly developing Osteoarthritis as my joint isn’t properly supported but I’ve a special brace to wear which I’ll need to use more as we progress with the packing. 

On a positive note, through this year, I’ve learnt to use my left hand more and it’s a lot stronger. I naturally switch between the two for the things I can’t do. I also taught myself to write with my left hand although the writing’s a bit of a scrawl. Apparently most people can teach themselves to write with their other hand but it takes around three months. It’s supposed to be good for stimulating the left side of our brains (or right if you’re left handed). My husband is an identical twin who’s left-handed where his brother is right. Apparently this is because identical twins are genetic mirrors of each other.

Published by AnnaH

My name's Anna and I decided to write a blog following an accident last year. I will never regain the full use of my right hand and an operation led to additional, ongoing complications. This is about my struggles following the accident and the challenges of trying to save the use I still have in my hand. It’s a story about my product and why it appeared in my head one day because of my traumatic experiences. How I took that positive vision and worked towards bringing it to life. The challenges of putting it together and getting it to the market whilst still undergoing debilitating, ongoing treatment. It's a journey you can share with me. I'm not there yet...

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