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Old 10-02-2008, 08:33 AM   #21
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Had broken collarbone on dominant hand side, after 3 months was nearly ambidexterous. This was some years ago.

The time spent learning to do everything lefty, was frustrating at first but got fun with increasing ability.

So: try learning to shave with a straight razor left handed. Though I had some advantage: When my first fuzzy whiskers showed up, as a teen, I only had my late father's straight razor to practice with.

I also built a carport even though my right hand was in a sling. Left handed, it was already started, the posts having been up. But did all the rest of the roof framing with one hand and teeth, chin, whatever to hold things in place.
Back in the '50s and '60s, my parents had a friend who was a one-armed carpenter; lost it in a farming accident as a teenager.
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Back in the '50s and '60s, my parents had a friend who was a one-armed carpenter...
Bet he was busy...
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Back in the '50s and '60s, my parents had a friend who was a one-armed carpenter; lost it in a farming accident as a teenager.
Hope it was not the remaining hand.
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Bet he was busy...
Right handed, lost the left arm.

He was amazing to watch.

When sawing a board, would put his foot up to hold it in place. He was also a beekeeper.

My father said he could hang a door by himself.
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That's paper hangers... careful, the metaphor police may be at your door soon.
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Assuming your other arm is ok, a container of hand lotion and your imagination can provide cheap entertainment
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sorry - i thought i posted it.
a bone is broken.
the dr's ass't told me no surgery
arm in a sling - i don't know how long
tsx for asking
Be aware of 'frozen shoulder syndrome' from having your arm immobilized.
Frozen shoulder - MayoClinic.com
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