Saturday, December 11, 2010

Oh no!!

Today I was out visiting a friend when I noticed this hard lump on my hand, right on the outside of the knuckle where my index finger connects to my hand. OMG, I thought, what the heck did I do to myself? After checking it out to find it was not tender or sore in any way and was, in fact, quite hard, I was shocked to find a matching bump of the same size on my other hand!! Perplexed, I called my daughter over and felt her hand. Hey, she had them too! Only smaller. Still puzzled, I asked my teen son to see his hand, felt around a bit, then showed him my bump. "Look at this!" I said, "Is this normal??" He felt the bump and looked at me, unimpressed. "Mom, that's your finger."

Um, yeah. I guess that BONE was covered in fat for so long that I forgot it was there. I had pudgy hands and sausage fingers for over a decade. I have noticed my hands getting much slimmer, but this is kinda funny. I am finding parts of me I didn't know I had!

11 comments:

Jane Cartelli said...

Watch out for hip bones. I thought I was growing tumors when they appeared. Also watch for funny lumps from your neck to your shoulders. They, too are normal and amazing when you feel and sometimes see them for the first time. :-)

Jane
Keepingthepoundsoff.com

spunkysuzi said...

I'll best you had the funniest look on your face when you figured what they were :)

David Crowell said...

The day I rediscovered my ribs was interesting. :)

Louise said...

and your google ads have "thumb joint pain" and "resolve hand therapy"! Congrats on finding your fingers.

bd160 said...

I'm looking forwrd to rediscovering my hip bones and ribs, too... What a moment! :)

Anonymous said...

That is so cute!

Lyn you mention your children being ill quite often, what exactly is wrong with them?

Mother of Many

Annie said...

That's too funny!!! I recently found my kneecaps again and I was so excited. I can relate! :)

Lyn said...

Anonymous (Mother of Many)~

I don't talk much about their health issues (which are serious and chronic) since they might not appreciate it (one is an adult and one is a teen) but I don't mind mentioning that my daughter was born quite early and has struggled with many issues involving her lungs, kidneys, etc and has some eating issues we are working on.

Cynthia said...

That's pretty funny. I have the opposite problem, fingers that have very little fat on them. I'm rather afraid my hands will look skeletal and really old when I get to goal. I just never seem to get fat in my extremities.

It's a weird thing, because I look at my hands and feet and I don't look fat. I look at my face and I don't look fat. My lower legs don't look fat. But the middle of me and my upper arms and thighs are FAT!

Sometimes I wonder if I felt skinnier than I was because of my extremities, ignoring the central storage as it were. It will be nice when the fat parts of me catch up to the skinny extremities.

Anonymous said...

That's good stuff :)

Anonymous said...

Lyn,

I didnt mean to pry about their health, I love that you respect their feelings and dont think of them as YOURS, so many of us do that. You are a very in tune, caring mother and believe it or not I think alot of that had to do with your up bringing, you are very thoughtful. Im sure your kids appreciatte that so much, I wil pray for them that they be recovered of their ailments.


MOM (mother of many)