How Vice Grips Improved My Life

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"My mind says I'm 30.  My hands say otherwise."
-Carol Williams

I'm trying to find the humor in the fact I need to use vice grips to get my bottle of Joint Juice open. This is no exaggeration.  I, literally, have to use vice grips to get the sealed lid off the Joint Juice. 

Why do they have to make it so difficult? Isn't the fact I need Joint Juice bad enough?

I have significant arthritis in my hands so, at the recommendation of a friend, started drinking Joint Juice a couple weeks ago.  I have had problems opening bottles for a long time and have used all kinds of "opening aids" over the years.   But these little 8oz bottles of Joint Juice were a special challenge. Nothing would work. 

I got the bright idea to head out to my late husband's tool box for a pair of pliers.  Much to my delight, I found his vice grips and knew I had found my solution.  They work like a charm.  No more struggling. No more cussing.

When you live alone, you just have to figure stuff out.  Who knew a pair of vice grips in my kitchen drawer would improve my life. 

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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Say no more Carol Williams, I get your title 100%. That juice can really help your golf game too...

Apr 29, 2018 08:00 AM #9
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Lottie Kendall
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Carol, I love the irony of this! Finding the right practical solution is priceless. (PS: what is Joint Juice? I could use some for my knees!)

Apr 29, 2018 09:15 AM #10
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I think usinf a vice for grips is better that being in the grip of a vice.

Apr 29, 2018 09:37 AM #11
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Hi James Dray ,
The jury is still out on the effectiveness of the Joint Juice.  I've heard it takes a few weeks to kick in, like any supplement.  

Apr 29, 2018 12:36 PM #12
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Hi Brian England ,
My bottle of liquor is quite easy to open, yet the Joint Juice requires vice grips.  Wonder if that's a message.  LOL

Apr 29, 2018 12:38 PM #13
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Hi Wayne Martin ,
In this case I had to think inside the Toolbox.  LOL

Apr 29, 2018 12:38 PM #14
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Hi Dorie Dillard ,
I haven't been taking it long enough to tell.  My friend swears by it so I'm giving it a try.  It takes a few weeks to kick in, like any supplement I guess.  I'll report back in a few weeks (or sooner).

Apr 29, 2018 12:39 PM #15
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Hi Sheila Anderson ,
So glad I saved my husband's tools.  

Apr 29, 2018 12:40 PM #16
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel ,
You two are so diligent.  I admire that. 

Apr 29, 2018 12:41 PM #17
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 
I sure hope so Paul.  I will have to defend my crown soon.  LOL

Apr 29, 2018 12:42 PM #18
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Hi Lottie Kendall ,
It is ironic, isn't it?  My liquor bottle is way easier to open!  LOL   Joint Juice is basically a liquid form of Glucosamine and Chondroitin, as anti inflammatory and antioxidant.  It takes a while to kick in, like any supplement.  I've only been drinking it for a couple weeks.  It is quite tasty.  I drink it after my first cup of coffee in the morning.  

Apr 29, 2018 12:45 PM #19
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Hi Nina Hollander ,
The irony is not lost on me!  I haven't been drinking it long enough to know if it works yet.  It takes a while to kick in, like any supplement.  I've only been drinking it for a couple weeks.  It is quite tasty.  I drink it after my first cup of coffee in the morning.  It's only 8 oz., which is like a half of a water bottle.

Apr 29, 2018 12:47 PM #20
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Hi Suzanne Strickler ,
I hope so too.  I should know in a couple weeks, after it has time to kick in.  I guess it takes a few weeks to see results, like any supplement. 

Apr 29, 2018 12:48 PM #21
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Hi Joe Pryor ,
Very good point.  And, if the Joint Juice doesn't work, I will revert to the Bourbon vice.  The cap is real easy to get off.  LOL

Apr 29, 2018 12:50 PM #22
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Hi Carol... well keep us all updated on how it works. Seems a lot of us are interested for our own arthritic ailments!

Apr 29, 2018 01:16 PM #23
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Will do, Nina Hollander .  It seems this is a common problem among us. 

Apr 29, 2018 01:20 PM #24
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Chef Dolores has this problem with many jars that are difficult to open.

Apr 29, 2018 01:21 PM #25
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Carol- knock wood, haven't had this problem YET but it's only a matter of time. I like the idea of using the vice grips and am going to write down the recipe that Ron and Alexandra Seigel gave!!  I've been taking bromelain for years and it seems to help. 

Apr 29, 2018 03:15 PM #26
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I've taken glucosamine capsules for years; might need to investigate Joint Juice.

Apr 29, 2018 03:53 PM #27
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I can fully relate to your first sentence, Carol.  My mind says I'm 30, but my back reminds me that I am not.

Apr 29, 2018 03:56 PM #28
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