Saturday, February 14, 2009

Writing with my left hand

Although I am right-handed, I sometimes find it fun to try writing with my left hand.

Except I sort of had to do it for real this week.

Monday night I slipped and slid on some ice and ended up with a very nasty-looking swollen finger on my right hand.

All my happy pessimistic friends decided it must be broken. So I got an x-ray on Thursday.
But it wasn't broken.

Meanwhile, however, I kept that finger taped up to another one using masking tape (a gentler alternative to duct tape, I thought) because it was so swollen and hurt if I bent it wrong.

And by the end of a long day of taking notes with my peculiar finger arrangement, my hand hurt. But I still had a crib sheet for an exam left to finish.

So I wrote it with my left hand until my right hand felt good enough to pick up writing again.


Homemanager said...

It is good that you were able to use both of your hands. Not everyone can. :-)
If I tried it, it would take me a day just to make it neat enough to read!
Glad that you didn't break it and it is now back to new.

Carla said...

Sorry to hear about your finger.

I tried to learn to write with my left hand once, but it was a failure.