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Who am I? I can barely recognize myself because the rheumatoid arthritis has severely deformed my hands, my feet and my legs. The first 50 years of my life from 1841 to 1891 must have been in another body because this one cannot even hold up my favorite pipe or roll my favorite cigarettes. This decrepit shell has really failed me now that one side is nearly completely paralyzed. The doctors say I had a stroke , but I don't know if that is right because my neck hurts me something fierce. Luckily, I am ambidextrous so that I can continue my work at creating beauty.
Although I have been offered the latest chemicals like antipyrine , I prefer not to use treatments that could interfere with my creativity. My goal is to just keep moving. So, I have taken up juggling daily to keep my arms and hands limber. I also enjoy playing billiards because I have to get into so many different poses just for a chance to beat my wife. With each bend in the knee or twist of the arm, I believe I can ma...
Alternative Names Coxsackievirus infection Symptoms Fever Headache Loss of appetite Rash with very small blisters on hands, feet, and diaper area; may be tender or painful if pressed Sore throat Ulcers in the throat (including tonsils), mouth, and tongue Signs and tests A history of recent illness and aphysical examination, demonstrating the characteristic vesicles on the hands and feet, are usually sufficient to diagnose the disease.
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