Boy, I'll tell ya', learning to be left handed is absolutely NO fun at all!! Frankly, it SUCKS!!
I swear, every single day I run into something I have to figure out how to do a different way. I guess I'm glad I started this early, before my
surgery, and I'm glad I've watched so many videos about others experiences. I had no idea! You literally canNOT use your right arm...PERIOD!!
Not to be gross, but the wiping your butt is a big deal for me, because I cannot even fathom having someone do it for me...right? Just being honest
and real. So I figured that one out early, and I'm good there. But there are so many other things I never thought of. For example, after a couple
weeks you can shower, but there's a couple places you can't get to (no, not your butt! You can get to that). You can't get to your left armpit or
the outside of your left arm. Suddenly you realize, if this is the only arm you can use, now you suddenly have no way to clean it (because you can't
use your right arm).
Another thing was, simple stuff like shampoo. Unless you have a pump bottle, you ain't washin' your hair! Same with soap; you need a pump bottle of
body wash and one of those girly poofy things to wash with. Toweling off one handed is also interesting, especially your back; you have to back up
against a wall and rub your back on the towel you throw over your shoulder.
I won't even go into how to put on a shirt because this would be a very long post, but suffice to say it is involved, and it takes time. And socks
are a whole other matter! Baby wipes will be my friend. LOL! I went to find some the other day and found some which said they were "Tea Tree and
Cucumber" scented. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! I'm thinking just how much I'd love to have my junk smelling like CUCUMBERS!! LOLOLOLOL!! **GAK!!**
Yeah...NO! Hey, sometimes you just have to laugh. You have to laugh at yourself, and your situation, and that's where I'm at right now.
I'm going to be a helpless, useless, piece of crap. (and personally this upsets me more than any of you will ever know). But that's what I'm going
to be for about 8 weeks or maybe more.
The days count down. Only (9) left now. I honestly don't think I'm ready. I know it's the right thing to do, but WOW...I've never been this
P.S. - Laugh at me, make fun of me...PLEEZ! Even you, NB, denigrate me, I beg you! I'm sure you believe this is just another lie too, right? Just
another excuse for attention. I've never been so weak in all my life; never had no other choice...and it's scary, and I don't like it. And
afterwards I get to be a complete "dependent", who can't even care for himself for more than an hour.
In 2020, a whole lot of my personal health cards got "called in". Now I get to face the music I guess.
I really do hope Narcoleptic Bhudda weighs in here, because he really does have such a "therapeutic" contribution to most of my threads!! In other
words...Happy now, JERK??? I'm hurt, and aint' no amount of 'tough guy' gonna' fix it...so you get your wish! Consider it a gift! Relish in it,
every single day!
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