Weird Things I've Learned From Having a Broken Hand

 There are some things that you would just never know UNTIL you  know them through personal experience.   I honestly hope that you will never have to figure these things out on your own, 'cause that would mean that something has happened to one of your hands and I would never wish that on anyone.

Here are some things I've learned over the past 10 days from having a broken hand.

  • You can't cut paper with scissors with only one hand.  I thought I was going to be all accomplished by the time my right hand heals.  I thought I was going to learn to write with my left hand and cut with my left hand and be able to type 100 words per minute with ONLY my left hand.  Here's the thing. . . . . . . . .it takes two hands to cut with scissors.  Mind Blown!!! You mean you can't just pick the scissors up and cut paper, even if it's with your weak hand???  Seems like a simple, learnable task. Right???  I mean, after all, we all learn how to use scissors in Kindergarten!!  Or preschool!       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~What I didn't realize until now, and maybe you never think about it either, is that  the other hand (presumably your weak hand) actually HOLDS whatever paper you're trying to cut.  Yeah!!!  Bet that's something that never even crosses your mind when you're cutting!!  When you try to cut one-handed, you might be able to make one little cut in your paper and then you end up chasing the paper around the counter.  Guess who wins this little lesson in futility??  The paper!!  It's like a turkey trying to avoid becoming Thanksgiving dinner.
  • It's not easy to clean crumbs off a counter.   The first time you try to clean crumbs off the counter, you WILL realize that this is ALSO a task that requires 2 hands.  So, those crumbs just sit there mocking me until either someone else realizes they're there (unlikely) OR I just casually brush them off onto the floor when nobody is looking.  Then I wait for someone to get grossed out by having crumbs on their feet and decide to vacuum (which unfortunately, is also unlikely.)
  • Your dominant hand. . . . . . .at least MY dominant hand, is a control freak.  The hand is part of my body after all.  AND apparently I'm a control freak.  I mean. . . ..  . .I already knew that, but I didn't realize to what extent.  The past ten days have been extremely frustrating to me.  My house is a wreck. I'm walking on crumbs. . . . . . .. .. .. .BUT . . . . .back to the HAND being a control freak.    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When I'm trying to awkwardly do something with my left hand, and I'm not doing it well, my right hand gets so anxious and upset at my left hand that it actually tries to do it (WITHOUT my permission!!!) inside the cast and I end up with hand cramps.  It just can't be good for healing.  So listen up, right hand!!!  Give it up for a couple weeks. It will all be okay.

I'm sure there are more things that I'm not thinking of right now.  You'd be surprised how much energy it takes your brain to use the weak side of your body.  For the most part I'm finding these things entertaining.  And hopefully it won't last forever.

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  1. I <3 you! You crack me up! I wish I lived closer to sweep your floors! xx



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