Monkey Business

I never realized how handy that whole “opposable thumb” thing was, until one of them ceased working after I managed to fall upon it.

And so I present to you, a list of things I’ve found great difficulty doing today. An (L) behind each thing denotes the fact that I ended up having to attempt the movement left handed, (I am right handed, and not even slightly ambidextrous):

-Wash Hair
-Get bodywash onto pouf (L)
-Brush Teeth (L)
-Dry Hair with towel
-Brush hair (L) (have abandoned blow-drying, straightening and make-up today)
-Button jeans
-Do Up Bra (it’s seriously a miracle I’m dressed today)
-Scoop leftover pasta into tupperware for lunch (L)
-Unlock Car (L)
-Start Car
-Put car in gear (thank god it’s an automatic!) (L)
-Release E-brake (L)
-Drive
-Hold & Drink Coffee (L)
-Unlock my office (L)
-Hit Spacebar (L)
-Write (can’t do lefthanded – have adopted chicken scratch when necessary, otherwise have abandoned it entirely)
-Eat Lunch (L)
-Answer phone (because I grab at it without thinking – the whole grasping motion in general is not so good today – then recoil in pain)

I’m R.I.C.E.ing it for 5 minutes every 30-45 minutes, so I’m hoping it heals up relatively quickly.

However, I’m pretty glad I have a fairly private office, because I look like a big dork as I whimper with my hand stuck straight up in the air holding an ice pack.

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6 thoughts on “Monkey Business

  1. -j.

    While those are all applause-worthy (one hand clapping?), I’m most curious to know how you managed to take that picture 🙂

  2. spoonman

    Watch out! If you work one thumb more than the other, it will become muscle-bound and the other one will wither away, probably turn black, and fall off into the bag while you are grabbing a handful of trailmix with raisins.

  3. Robin

    what a coincidence to read this…I busted the crap out of my right thumb last week doing CPR, and I am finding my OWN list of “L” tasks now, too. Opening my front door latch, pushing pills out of bubble packs (can do with pointer, though) trying to hold on to my jumbo gallon sized jug of vanilla caramel creamer, pressing the STOP button on my puppy’s retractable leash, (ahem) toilet issues, nuff said. I’m here from your IT2M review link today, Congratulations!

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