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I have actually done a hands feature before; apparently, I like them.

I'm desperately trying to spread Lyme Disease awareness, but I want to do it in a way that doesn't just say, "Hey, this exists!" Lyme Disease is a very, very serious and painful illness - so I'm going to do a series of features related to some of its symptoms.

Hands are so important. We do so many things with them.
My hands suffer from Lyme. The palms of my hands swell and hurt; the tops of my hands, between my joints, swell and are sensitive to the touch. The joints in my fingers ache, and my fingers swell so that I cannot get rings on and off. Sometimes my hands tingle, like I have lost circulation. Sometimes they burn. When I first got sick, my hands would become suddenly so weak that I couldn't press a button on the television remote control, or I would drop what I was holding. Sometimes when the palms or joints swell, I still can't hold things. The swelling and pain is random; it comes and goes, and there's no way to predict it.

:thumb160474326: Condemnation by KoAn72 fight for Hope by DaphneNg
These hands by banana-ink W I T H E R by charleshildreth a perfect day by Pis7li
:nothing_to_expect: by fal-name It is pointless to scream by Miaaha
A bunch of flowers by fb101 viltingai. by BloodyFeet to ensnare. by echoedillusion  
40: Help by ilovestrawberries  Dont Let Me Fall. by Jelin Tear Me Down by maileroseland
Grudge by lostknightkg Struggle to be free by Photographertech Reaching by MaddySlade
Pain by Healzo Reach by janati the sin X - the world - by devllaa

Corona Lyme stamp by zephyrchaser  the silent epidemic stamp by opioid  

I hope you like the feature! :D

Previous Lyme-Related Feature: fav.me/d4oxdea
Previous Hands Feature: fav.me/d3v4nw8
  • Mood: Pain
  • Listening to: Beats Antique
  • Watching: Leverage
  • Playing: The Sims 2
  • Drinking: Sweet Iced Tea
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful feature ... www.deviantart.com/art/once-so…
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tracy-Me Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a fantastic photo. I should add it to the feature. :)
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i just thought you'd like to see it, no need to add it :D
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thanks so much :)
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fal-name Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Photographer
merci :heart:
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LittlePurpleElf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hands are an expressive part of the human body...beautiful feature!
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tracy-Me Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D There will be more in the future.
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful feature .... but very sad
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tracy-Me Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! And yes.
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amiejo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
j'aime beaucoup votre fonctionnalité et le thème de la main en général ...
Toute la symbolique autour de la main, :clap: :bow: :rose:
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