Hello Dragons, my name is Teadrinker and I would like some of your cash in exchange for my invention.
No, I haven’t tried to market it yet, but I’m sure there are thousands of lovely punters out there who might be interested.
Yes, it is just a prototype and needs quite a bit of work, as you can see from the sketchy design (that's if you can open the design - I am still technologically challenged when it comes to attaching images to blog posts). Use your imagination.
What is it?
It is Teadrinker’s Comfy Glove : an elasticated bandage (commonly known as Tubigrip, but I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say that. Other brands of elasticated bandage are available) cut to size and fitted over the wrist and hand, with one of those stick-on, disposable heat pads slipped between the layers of bandage.
The layers of bandage prevent burns and the heat pad provides a comfortable source of pain relief for those of us with hurty wrists and fingers, where no other type of pain relief hits the spot. The bandage fits snugly so as to stop the pad slipping, and also gives a little extra comfort, a bit like having a plaster on a grazed knee when you don’t really need it.
I am planning on also inventing a waterproof one, utilising a Marigold (other brands of rubber glove available) because just because you’ve got chronic pain it doesn’t get you out of doing the washing up.
(written / drawn to distract self from Ache of the Day, which came about as a result of some minor, silly activity)