Right now, touch your right thumb to your pinkie finger.

I can’t do that.

I’m unable to grasp anything with my dominant hand that is heavier than a pound. I can’t brush my teeth without help from my left hand, and am unable to turn the ignition of my car without using my other hand.

I’m a little freaked out. When I am introduced to people, I have to shake hands with my lefty which is very awkward. I then feel obligated to explain why, which instigates a conversation that goes nowhere about what could possibly be wrong with it.

According to the docs at our local clinic? Nothing is wrong with it. I’ve had X-Rays, had my arm from the elbow down in a temporary cast, and have taken steroids to reduce the swelling — it still isn’t better.

I’m not sure what to do from here.

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5 Responses to Not HANDy

  1. Shannon says:

    Sounds like you need to head to Boise and see a hand specialist.

  2. nancy glasser says:

    Okay how about seeing a nurologest. I know you well enough to know that this isn’t a figment of your imagination. Have they thought about a brain tumor or a pinched nerve??? For Gods sake kid go see someone that knows what they are doing. This has been going on long enough. I hate that I am not close enough to bug you every day. MOM

  3. Kim says:

    kina – possibly an extremely bad case of carpal tunnel syndrome??? go see a specialist, don’t mess around! <333

  4. WFO says:

    Carpal tunnel syndrome? Hand specialist? Nurologist?
    Are you kidding me! You just have a bad forearm strain from grabbing too much Abyss. No worry though… I know people that will trade small, light weight, tiny, cans of Coors light straight across for those big, bulky, hand-crafted, steel and wax capped, chunky 22 oz. bottles of Bend crack beer.
    You should have known.

  5. Jen says:

    Hope it’s feeling better soon!

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