I have Arthritis in my hands and this shows exactly how I feel and it upsets me that my hands hurt every time I try to write leaving me not writing thank you for drawing this because it made me cry out of no where because I have Arthritis at a very VERY young age and no one else I know has it.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this. It must've been very painful for you, both physically and psychologicaly. I have tinnitus: a constant ringing sound in my ear. It's enough to make me depressed and suicidal. So I kind of know how you feel. keep your head up. Talk about it with people sometimes to get it off your chest, and try to pretend you don't have it the rest of the time.
I like this drawing very much! For me it's osteoarthritis (at 42 y.o.) but my hands are still messed up--big knuckles, twisted fingers. I take comfort in the fact that my great-grandmother had the same kind of arthritis and kept quilting, canning, etc. well into her eighties, in spite of her gnarled hands. She's one of my heroes!
I am writing an essay on the elderly part of society for my college English class and this would make great visual rhetoric. May I use this in my essay? It will be written in MLA format, therefore you will be given proper credit. The essay will not be published.