My Hands Look Like an Old Movie Right Now

If you’ve ever seen Beneath the Planet of the Apes, you’ll be able to appreciate what I’m about to say. In that movie, there are a group of mutants who appear to be perfectly normal humans on the outside. However, when they approach a nuclear bomb that they worship, they remove their masks to reveal their horribly scarred skin beneath.

The mutants in Beneath the Planet of the Apes resemble my hands right now.As it turns out, living in the aftermath of a nuclear war and in close proximity to a nuclear warhead doesn’t do your skin any favors.

Thankfully, I do not have radiation poisoning or anything like that. But I am recovering from a pretty severe case of Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. I got sores all over my hands, and then my skin hardened to the point that it felt like I was wearing gloves all the time. And now that layer of glove-like skin is peeling off a little at a time.

What it’s revealing doesn’t look terribly appealing. The skin underneath looks raw and covered in red spots. Instead of the dead feeling I used to have, the parts that have peeled to reveal the skin underneath are quite painful. Having a lot of pain in my hands and fingers is not exactly conducive to my job as a writer. After all, I need to strike keys to make words appear on the screen. Suddenly that is easier said than done.

I apologize for not being able to do a better job these past few weeks. I’ve experienced an extraordinary amount of pain, which refuses to die down completely. There are plenty more things I want to share in the future. But I must forbear for now. Thank you for your patience with me during this trial.

This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.

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About Robert Lockard, the Deja Reviewer

Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and four children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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