Sunday, February 2, 2014

Love Every Body - Part 3


I missed part two, it was the first Sunday of Jan, and we had, had a pretty rough time, so gave it a miss, am hoping to do a catch up on it soon :)

Anyway this months theme is "Shoulders, Arms & Hands"

My shoulders are very broad, and not just because I am fat, yes I said that dreaded word fat, but hey there is no denying it I am fat - anyway I digress back to the topic, as I was saying my shoulders are broad, that has come from many years doing swimming 6 days a week, I was a strong swimmer and in my younger days I did many competitions so my shoulders were very important in to me then, they saw me win a few competitions. They were good for me when I broke my ankle many a time and had to use crutches,  now they are there, just a part of me - I tend to ignore them most of the time now...

Arms well I quite like my arms, well did used to like my arms, up until 3 years ago, they did many things, they cuddled my children, helped to make with my hands many lovely food dishes, wrote many essays, got me through school, used them daily for exercise and swimming and many other things I enjoyed. I used them everyday for many years not even noticing they were there -  and up until 3 years ago, I took them for granted. 5 years ago, I broke my leg again, this time it didn't heal (I will elaborate more on that when we do the leg section), and I was diagnosed with "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome" (CRPS), and then 3 years ago, I had a pushbike accident and needed surgery on my left wrist, this then spread the CRPS to my left arm, which soon mirrored itself to my right arm. Somedays I love my arms but most days I hate them now, they are in constant pain thanks to the CRPS, but having said that, though they are in pain all the time, life is so much easier with arms, and I would not be without them, I can still hug the puppy with them, and can still give the children (well young adults a hug with them) and though some days they piss me off big time, I would much rather have pain with arms than no pain with no arms (though I am sure I would adapt with no arms like other people do). They also hold my charm bracelet which has charms that are important to me on it, so I look at the charms and they give me lovely memories. I don't like the top of my arms, and tend to cover them but am trying to remedy this :)

Hands, I hated them for many years, they are chubby and always didn't want any attention given to my hands.... they are still chubby, but now I take pride in them, I get a manicure done regularly, I use hand cream daily, I make sure they always have lovely nail polish on them, I know longer hide them. Even with CRPS they still do me well, occasionally they decide to piss me off and will make me drop things but generally they are pretty good hands.

All the three together work nicely together, they all combine together to dress me, do my make-up, do my hair, and all those other little things that make me feel beautiful, so though at times individually they can annoy me, without the three of them working together life would be so much harder. 

So there you have it, though I moan occasionally about my shoulders, arms and hands - life would be so much harder if I didn't have any part of them :)

11 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're mostly happy with your lot. My arms are a pain in the arse too but they are of use most of the time so I'll let them off. ;) Sometimes they burn with pain and I want to rip them off, but it's always a relief when it goes. As you say, beautifying ourselves is a lovely thing we can do with them. From what I've seen of your nails they're lovely and always painted a striking colour.

    Without arms we wouldn't be able to hug as well and that's my favourite thing to do with them.

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    1. Love doing bright colours on my nails, makes me feel so good when I look at them, I notice the nails not the chubby fingers lol

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  2. I'm sorry that you have to suffer the pain, but I'm glad you can look on it in a positive light and be thankful for all the things you can do. xx

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  3. The pain sounds horrible. I suffer from quite a bit of pain all over, but lately my forearms have been getting quite bad from Fibromyalgia.

    Again like you, I had issues with my hands, but I am trying to paint my nails regularly to make me feel more feminine. I would love to have a regular manicure... maybe that's something I should sort out when I can afford to.

    Nice to see the positive in what you can do in spite of your CRPS. x

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I used to ignore my whole body until I found plus size blogs, and then realised the shape of my body didn't justify who I am.

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  4. I'm so sorry that you have to suffer so much pain, but I'm glad that you're able to see the silver lining. :) Hugging your children is definitely a huge benefit of having arms! I personally love to snuggle my fur babies. *hugs*

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  5. I have broad shoulders too, again from years of swimming.

    I'm sorry to hear about the pain. I once worked as an audio typist and one day my wrist just made a loud clicking noise, and I went through a year and a half of pain, and numbness and steroid injections, which was horrible, so I can only begin to imagine how you must feel, but I do like that you can see a positive side to this.

    I wish I could afford manicures, brightly coloured nails always look fantastic! x

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  6. I´m sorry for all the pain you´ve been dealing with, but I´m glad to learn that you´re proud of your hands now and pamper them regularly. I´m sure they look beautiful!

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