THINGS THAT ARE VERY HARD TO DO WITHOUT THE USE OF YOUR DOMINANT HAND: A STORY AND A LIST

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    About a year ago, I was in a bad car accident.
    I totaled my car.
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    I am very very lucky that I only broke my arm.
    And that the other person involved was fine.
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    That being said, I really broke the shit out of my arm.
    You do not need a medical degree to see this.
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    It hurt a lot and I had 2 surgeries.
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    They put a metal plate in it.
    Now I am Wolverine.
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    I am also very lucky that after a lot of occupational therapy with my life coach and BFF Karen, OT CHT, I regained almost all of the function of my right arm and hand.
    And got rid of the claw hand that plagued me for a few months. ✊🏽
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    But in the meantime, I learned that a lot of things are quite challenging without full use of your dominant hand and arm.
    So without further ado (and minimal photographic evidence because I allowed very little documentation of this part of my life):
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    Putting up your hair πŸ’‡πŸΌ
    This one is actually near impossible. Thank god for headbands (and the kind souls who came over to do my braid and visit with their dogs). Otherwise I would have eaten a lot of hair.
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    Buttoning your pants πŸ‘–
    Even when they fit. And especially when they don't.
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    Examining a patient 😷
    Especially putting on isolation gowns and gloves.
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    Making your bed πŸ’€
    Gave up on that one from the get go.
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    Eating with utensils 🍴
    I eventually just started putting bowls to my mouth and chewing straight out of it like a trough (when other people were not around to see) (most of the time).
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    Enjoying your time with a partner or self in some kind of romantical situation πŸ’‹
    I will leave it at that because my brother is on here now.
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    MakeupπŸ’„
    Related to above.
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    Painting your nails πŸ’…πŸ½
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    Opening telescoped boxes that wonderful people have filled with cookies and sent to you πŸͺ
    Planet of the apes.
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    Baking 🍰
    Lol @ mixing.
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    Finding your keys in your bag πŸ”‘
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    Opening jars🍯
    Any jars.
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    Driving πŸš—
    This one is also questionably legal.
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    Folding clothes πŸ‘”
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    Opening a door while holding literally anything πŸšͺπŸ’Ό
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    Being a functional adult who lives alone πŸ πŸ‘©πŸΌπŸ˜Ÿ
    In sum.