Old Hands

posted 8 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2021

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@kkgrove:  I love the Karuna brand hand masks, you can find them on Amazon.

Post # 17
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Blushing bee

You all are beautiful. 

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper

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@gimmepretty:  ok what brand and how much?  Lol

 

OP. Welcome to the club of handc haters but there hope we’re our own worst critic!. I am not sure my hands look old per se but I have really really bad eczema on my hands and they don’t look great after years and years of that.  They’re always calloused or flaky.  And extra wrinkles too.

When my hands don’t hurt I plan to wear allll my statement rings and without nail polish! (It makes my eczema worse so plain nails 99% off the time for me now) 

I am getting to the point of giving less of a  F on what others think of my appearance.  It’s really really exhausting to try to keep up.  And my hands and jawline are two things I’m really self conscious about. I jai so the best I can with my sunscreen use for skin health and that the best I can do.  

I feel you and it’s hard to stop thinking things I know because I don’t like my hands either.  Hugs to you! 

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper

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@sweatergal007:  

Right. Arthritis has made my once-elegant  hands look like more like bunches of ginger root , but l just buy more and bigger sized  rings! Wearing  a lot of silver rings has always been something l liked to do . If strangers think ‘ew’ , their problem not mine . 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

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@Vintage_Bee:  I wholly agree with this! We are having a poem at our wedding about hands which really sums it up:

https://bridalmusings.com/8545/ceremony-reading-blessing-of-the-hands/

essentially, think of all the things those hands have done and experienced, the kind touches, the support and love they’ve shown your family and your partner. The more lines, the more love.

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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@elderberry:  Exactly. My hands aren’t so wrinkly, but I have early onset osteo arthritis that has increased my ring size. The top joint on my right pointer finger is terrible, with visible bumps/swelling. But you know what? My grandmother had rheumatoid arthritis, so I thank my lucky starts it isn’t that. I figure at this point, I buy BIGGER bling to draw attention away from the hand that’s wearing it!

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

My hands have been terrible since my 20s and I’m now in my 40s.  I do a manual job, so they’re scratched, battered, rough and usually stained.  And I have arthritis and auto-immune conditions that also play havoc.  But my hands are blemished because I work hard with them.  Those marks, scars & wrinkles are part of who I am.  

Post # 24
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Sugar Beekeeper

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@echomomm:  

Yep, more and bigger and stacked and mixed and OTT as f. ! My sister says of my similarly twisted and gnarled right index finger that l am the only person she knows who can point round a corner. I point things out to her with it all the time just for a little laugh. 

Post # 25
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Worker bee

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@thecoffeefiend:  thanks for commenting! I love this poem so much… it’s beautiful. Yes, the more lines the more love and like a road map of growth and wisdom. May your wedding be filled with joy!! ❤

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