Last Wednesday, I had surgery on my right hand – which also happens to be my dominant hand. It’s been interesting only having one hand for the last week and a half, but I can’t wait until next Tuesday, when the big huge bandages/splint come off, and I get a “lower profile” splint which will allow for use of my hand! I have, however, learned a LOT in the last 10 days:
- If you use a hair tie to keep it closed, and brace with your “bad” hand, you can still use a can opener.
- Blunder might appreciate what the bandage means, but other dogs won’t, and will not think twice about pouncing on the bandaged hand.
- It’s not a bad thing to take time off to heal. I’d planned on going back to work this past Monday, but instead won’t return until next Wednesday.
- My husband is amazing, but makes no sense at ALL.
- With enough determination it i possible to get a bra on one-handed, but unclasping it is an entirely different matter.
The last deserves an explanation. N has been awesome throughout the whole process. He has cooked, done laundry, ferried me around and without him I don’t know what I would have done. However, the man is mystifying.
On Sunday we had to do grocery shopping. Instead of sitting and writing a list with me, my husband says, “I’ll be in the shower, you write a list.” He was dead serious. So, we ended up with a very messy grocery list that he chuckled over while we shopped.
That’s not terribly nonsensical, but the following is – he offered to…assist with lady-time blockage (ewww), but groused when I asked him to wash my hair. In the end, though, he washed my hair, shaved my armpit, and did NOT assist with the other (gross). I’m having a hard time understanding his thought process on that one. In his words, he felt like we were an old married couple, and he had to help me bathe because I couldn’t do it myself.
Overall, everything’s gone fairly smoothly. A friend of ours was kind enough to share all 900 or so of his e-books with me, and when I got bored with that, I did some one-handed cleaning. However, all things being equal, I am looking forward to having more use of my right hand. I kind of miss it – it makes writing so much easier…