This message is for all the ‘old thumbs’ out there
like myself. If you think even in a pre-arthritic condition
that you are capable of keeping up with the ‘texting’
generation, think twice. Tendinitis, experienced by our friends in these parts
as hammer toe, garden knee, tennis elbow, carpel
tunnel, frozen shoulder, stiff neck or lockjaw, has now come to us stubby little metatarsals
in the repetitive work disorder known as ‘text thumb’.
Short of becoming an ibuprofen addict, I suggest that you
stay in touch with your children and grandchildren by picking
up a pen or a phone or emailing. If you must send text
messages, at least share the burden of this dangerous activity with your
non dominant partner on the other hand.
Otherwise, you may have to hear the mouth above you crying the blues
version of that favourite Hans Christian Anderson number …
Thumbelina, Thumbelina, tiny little thing,
O Thumbelina what’s the difference
If you’re very small..
When your stub is full of pain
You're nine feet tall!
Please beware. I might look good, but I feel terrible.
With love, Thumbelina