I wear rings every day. Usually, I wear my class ring from college- a classy one that gets a lot of comments from people.
You already know that HH causes my hands to swell to the point where I need to get a ring size larger than normal for my fingers.
What you don’t know is what happens when people want to look at my rings.
Many times, people will grab my hand and start admiring my ring.
With HH, this is highly uncomfortable. I don’t want them to notice my sweaty hands so I immediately take my ring off and hand it over to them to look at.
Anyway, I’m getting older…and one day I will hopefully be engaged and have a ring on my finger. Many women love when their engagement ring is looked at and show it off. Many friends and family don’t even ask to look at the ring, they just grab the Bride-to-Be’s hand to “ooh and ahh”.
This is going to suck for me. I don’t even know how I will handle it. I’m not going to take the ring off for the person to look at. This might be fine for other rings, but not an engagement ring.
Don’t get me wrong…I still want a ring. I’m a pretty traditional person when it comes to weddings. I am just imagining some uncomfortable situations in my future.
It’s sad that I need to think of this. Being engaged should be nothing but happy. It shouldn’t be awkward and uncomfortable.
Anyway, thanks for reading!
Today as I rode the subway, I saw a girl snacking on some chocolate covered candies. My hands were a sweaty mess at this point and I imagined trying to eat what she was eating. My thoughts in order: Impossible, Disgusting, Messy.
How have I never mentioned this before? I can’t eat chocolate anything when my hands are sweaty!
M&M’s? Forget it! I will have a colorful mess left in my hand.
What’s up with their tagline, “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand?”
These candies surely have not been tested by people with HH!
Maybe the candied shell is keeping the chocolate from melting, but it is giving me an unwanted multicolored palm.
Today’s culprit was a brown paper bag containing a delicious burrito.
It was very hot today and my HH was acting up.
As I held the bag from the top, my hands deteriorated the paper.
So, I held it from the bottom.
This made the bottom of the bag so wet that it ripped open and threatened the safety of the burrito.
Don’t worry, we both made it back to work okay!
I always fear that my future children will have HH because of genetics. I’ve pretty much accepted that they will have it.
I was searching around the internet and found this blog post from 2010: http://www.hyperhidrosisandme.com/2010/11/22/hyperhidrosis-and-heredity-does-my-child-have-it/
It got me thinking. What if my child is mad at me and blames me for giving him or her HH??
In my situation, my mom doesn’t have HH. I don’t really have a particular person to blame. But what if I had? This is scary to think about.