It's not a big dream. Not a life-altering, dream, but it's my dream.
And here it is.
I've always wanted to squeeze lemon juice using only my hands. You know, like they do in cooking shows.
I warned you that it wasn't a big dream. Some of us have small aspirations. But if you've been plagued with excema all your life on your hands, and you like to cook, you'll maybe understand where I'm coming from. Whenever I see people squeezing lemons, I think "Ouch!".
This morning I did it! Without even the tiniest bit of "ouch", this lemon was squeezed like a pro. I don't know when I've last had no excema on my hands so I thought I'd take a picture.
After 40 years of cortisone creams, they will always be old hands, but they are not flaming red, or rashy looking.
I've been using baking soda instead of shampoo for just over a month now. I don't know if this is why, but I read that shampoos have all sorts of nasty ingredients in them and there was one testimonial stating that her excema went away when she stopped using shampoo. That was all I needed to know to try it out. (Read this if you're at all interested, but don't bother if this is a weird route down which you do not wish to travel.) So far it's working for my hair and my hands are better too.
I do hope that gardening and the extra hand-washing that causes doesn't change all this. I like squeezing lemons pain-free.
I should have a bucket list. I could knock that one off now.