I'm waiting in for delivery of my new swing seat today for the garden. I know we've still got frost but I'm just itching to get out there with a good book and enjoy the sun when it arrives. I've got flower and vegetable seeds sprouting in the greenhouse and planted up some patio tubs at the weekend which look really pretty...well I directed and hubby did the planting. He now refers to my gardening gloves as my supervisory gloves lol as my fingers don't do much gardening at the moment. Just got to think of healthy things to cook on the BBQ so we don't regain all the weight were trying so hard to lose. I'm thinking chicken kebabs..yummy! I've always worked up until my hands got painful. This time last year I was an advisor in the jobcentre, a thankless task which I don't miss for a minute. I'm sure the stress and confrontation are what led to me getting ill. I was on a fixed term contract which finished in May due to government cuts along with all the others on the same sort of contracts. The problem now is that I seriously can't think of a job I can do with such limited mobility in my hands and wrists. I feel guilty for not working but I can only type briefly now and I have to stop because of the pain. I think when you're already in a job employers have to make some attempt to keep you but who on earth is going to take on an administrator who can't hold a pen and has limited typing ability. I'd be interested to know what sort of jobs any of you with hand problems do. Also has anyone changed careers due to hand problems and if so to what?