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August 04, 2017

Gin in the morning

Sometimes I open my mouth and my Mother pops out.

I noticed about a year ago a dull ache in my right index finger.....within a few months the dull ache was also felt in my right birdie finger. Not that I'd ever shoot a bird.....

It hit me.
This is what arthritis feels like.
*Oh SNAP*

A vision hit me from the past. Actually, the past day was in November of 2009.
The day my Aunt, Uncle and beloved Mother came for Thanksgiving and with them they brought this strange concoction and placed it in my fridge. 
Gin soaked (golden) raisins.

They swore that eating 9 of those raisins daily helped with arthritis pain.

I gave them strange looks and laughed at their apparent senility.

*OLD PEOPLE and their silliness*

Well, lo and behold I am NOW an old silly person myself. I honestly thought that would come much later, but unlike most of my life, it showed up early.

Hi, my name is Suzanne and I believe that 9 gin soaked raisins a day actually diminishes most of my arthritis pain.

The way I know it helps is that when we've traveled (even for a weekend) and I didn't have them daily, the ache was more than dull. My joints crave the gin soaked  raisins.

I'm neither a fan of gin or raisins, but I'm really NOT a fan of aching joints.

Here is the link if you'd like to try this yourself. And no, I'm not intoxicated now or when I ingest them.....the alcohol content is very low. The magic has something to do with the juniper berries used to make gin mixed with the golden raisins. You can do your own research on the web. For me, I know it works.

Thank you Beverly!!

XO


6 comments:

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Not sure if I could get that down but if it works, it works! I hope this concoction continues to keep your pain away!

Pam said...

I have never heard of that, but whatever works. That has got to be healthier than pumping yourself full of NSAIDS all day every day. Woohoo for finding something harmless to help. :)

NCmountainwoman said...

I'm going to try these. I have arthritis in my left index finger and it interferes with my knitting. And with a new granddaughter I need to do more knitting. Doesn't make sense but so many things don't and it surely can't hurt.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This is interesting. I will have to share with my dad.

Anonymous said...

Thx for the info!

Southern Gal said...

Hey, I have an achy first joint of my right index finger. I'm denying it's Artho, as my grandmama used to affectionately call it...him...whatever.