I had never heard of Raynaud’s Syndrome til a couple of years ago when my hands got cold, a finger or two turned white and was numb. After a few times of it happening, I turned to Dr. Google, typed in what happened and sure enough . . there were pictures of exactly what I have. I did mention it to my doctor and he said it’s nothing to be terribly concerned about with the minimal way it was affecting my hands.
I was a bit concerned that I would have more problems in MO where, obviously, it’s colder but I’m thinking because it is colder, I stay in more and am not out in the cold where in Texas, it was probably cold enough to cause a reaction but not so cold I wouldn’t be out doing things (dealing with the greenhouse and chickens).
Sadly for me, it seems to happen most often when I’m holding a bowl of ice cream. I’m going to have to get myself an insulated bowl!
I was trying to be healthy and didn’t add ice cream to my last grocery list so I ended up having to make my own tonight. After holding the bowl, this is what I ended up with.
This is the first time I’ve ever had it on both hands at the same time. It doesn’t last long . . just til my hands get warm and the blood starts flowing again. The fireplace was going so I held my hands up to the blower and then sat on them for a few minutes.
I wasn’t able to stitch til they warmed up because the fingers get numb but it only took about 15 minutes til all was back to normal . . or as normal as it gets for me. 🙂