“Should I see the GP about my hands?” asks Jenny.
She shows you her hands, which look slightly red, and explains that earlier on that morning they were bluish-white. When you ask if they are painful, she replies: “No, not really, but they seem to sway between feeling a bit numb and then being a bit tingly. You know, like pins and needles.
"It’s annoying more than anything else. It makes doing really simple things like buttoning up my coat or writing a shopping list really difficult, it’s frustrating. On the plus side, holding a cigarette has also become tricky – mainly because my hands get worse when I go outside the office or house to smoke – so I have cut down without really meaning to!”