Faith, Flour, & Sawdust

Raynaud’s

Cold Hands and Feet

Some people may know this but I have Reynaud’s. It is a bit embarrassing and freaks people out when they shake my hand and it is ice-cold. I rarely have the discoloration but my nose, toes, finger, ears and sometimes lips are cold.
It causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers and toes — to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress.

Season doesn’t matter

80 degrees and I can be cold as ice. Numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain upon warming or stress relief. As you warm and circulation improves, the affected areas may turn red, throb, tingle or swell.

So, if you see me inside with gloves on you know why. If I am reluctant to shake a hand you know why. If I don’t wear flip-flop in the summer and prefer my thick socks you know why. Don’t judge but be accepting and understanding that is not something one can control.

Unfortunately, I have passed this down to my two younger kids. The both have freezing cold hands. and feet.

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