It’s a little frustrating when your main interest is fountain pens and you’re finding it painful to write. This has happened to me gradually over the years and recently it has become rather less gradual.
CCBarton recommended hot wax for pain relief and that works well. Someone else recommended IMAK arthritis gloves. I tried a pair and they’re really good. They gently compress your hands and somehow that reduces the pain and allows you to work. I use them for writing, typing and pen fixing. For other sufferers out there, they’re well worth a try.
My hands in these gloves reminded me of something, though. For a while I couldn’t think what it was, then it came to me. I’m Fagin! Ron Moody as Fagin in Oliver!
In this life, one thing counts
In the bank, large amounts
I’m afraid these don’t grow on trees,
You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two
You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys,
You’ve got to pick-a-pocket or two.
But that’s OK. I don’t mind being Fagin if it’s a bit less painful.