Death & Slippers GraphicWe found this post by blogger  (sorry, that’s the only ID we found was her user name) on Squidoo with lots of useful info:

  • A short educational introduction on Raynaud’s
  • Her personal story and how her Raynaud’s evolved over the years since her teens
  • Polls throughout the post with real time results
  • 33 Tips and Tricks for staying warm

One note regarding the educational introduction:  The author references primary Raynaud’s (no underlying more serious autoimmune disorder involved, as is the case for the majority of Raynaud’s patients).  The post then talks about how severe cases can result in skin ulcers and gangrene.  These serious medical issues are more closely associated with sufferers who have the secondary form of Raynaud’s which is not referenced until the next paragraph.  Don’t want to alarm the majority of sufferers who have the primary form.

Two sections stood out for me.  First, many of us can identify with the section on “The Touch of Death.”  Here’s what manicnymph reports:

“My husband affectionately refers to me as ‘the touch of death’. Even without having an episode, my fingers are almost always cold. If I hold his hand, or touch his skin, he says that he can still feel my icy touch for several minutes after I let go. He jokes that the only reason there’s a pulse in my wrist is because it’s an echo from somewhere near my heart that actually has blood flow. My husband is naturally a very warm person, and can dress in a simple rain jacket in five degree weather. I’m thankful for this because it means I always have a reliable heat source. ; )”

The second is her section on “Curse of the Ballet Slippers.”  I’m a former dancer, and s