So all is good, right?
I have a repetitive stress injury that is affecting my right shoulder, back and neck. I'm supposed to be in a sling and keep my right arm immobilized. Easy peasy, right? Hell no.
Aside from the fact that the words "do not work for 2-3 weeks and keep your arm in a sling" are words that set an interpreters heart stopping, life is not easy with just one arm. Lucky for me, I'm finding amusement in this. I'm learning things I never thought of before. What, you ask? Here's some things that are making me laugh:
- I can't mix pancake mix with my left hand.
- I also can't flip a pancake without my right hand.
- I can't put on a bra with just my left hand.
- I can't figure out how to use toilet paper with my left hand. I'm sure the ladies in the nearby stalls were wondering why I was laughing.
- I can't open the sunroof in my car.
- I can't unlock a door.
- I can't text (but I can voice text).
- Typing is a challenge.
- Open the fridge/oven feels weird.
- I can't brush my teeth or my hair.
This is insane. And it better be temporary. I had a brief stint - a few months - as a left handed person when I was in elementary school with a broken right wrist. I can write my name with my left hand as a result. That's about all I can do.
So I sit here, typing with both hands because nothing will get done otherwise. And grumbling to myself.....grrrrh.