101 things to do with one hand

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101 things to do with one hand

Post: #70216 possum
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:23 am

looking for things to keep me busy over the next few weeks whilst my tendon grafts heal.
So what can you do with one hand most crafts are out of th question
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Post: #70239 Millymollymandy
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:52 pm

Ooh sorry Possum, what's that about then? I am worried about the tendons in my foot as I seem to have damaged them pretty badly.

Anyway, to get the ball rolling, and assuming you can still write:

1. Go out for a walk and admire the scenery.
2. Hand write letters to your relos and friends in England.

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Post: #70241 Thomzo
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:58 pm

Hi Possum. Sorry to hear that. I hope it heals soon.

3. Presumably you can still type so keep up to date with your friends at Ssish.

4. Practice one handed juggling.

5. I can't remember - are you a man or a woman? Well as this forum isn't x-rated I will leave this one to the imagination.

6. Learn morse code.

7. We have a guy who comes to our jive classes who only has one arm. He's a really good dancer so - learn to dance.

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Post: #70243 red
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:09 pm

8. drink
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Post: #70249 Russian Doll
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:00 pm

heres one for you..i had a mate at school who had no arms..he was amzing he did everything with his feet...including playing snooker...

so number 9...learn to play snooker with your feet

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Post: #70283 possum
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:40 am

possum is a girl.
walking unfortunately is a bit difficult as i cant tie my shoe laces on my own, i have a cast from just below the elbow to the tips of my fingers, so only the thumb is of any use. i can still type with one hand though.
Millymollymandy is you have just over stretched your tendons you should be fine in a few months (they do take a while to heal), mine was an accident falling over the kitten in the middle of the night and putting the back of my hand through a glass completetly severing one and damaging others, that was six months ago, yesterday they did a repair job, swapping spare bits of tendon about (apparently the body is convenient to supply you with spare parts). i should be as good as new they say and able to play the violin again.
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Post: #70289 Millymollymandy
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:58 am

That sounds nasty! Lucky you didn't sever your arteries! :shock: I wish you a speedy recovery and in the meantime get Mr Possum to tie your shoe laces, or put on your wellies. :wink:

Millymollymandy is you have just over stretched your tendons you should be fine in a few months (they do take a while to heal)

Then hopefully only another month to go - bugger! :(

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Post: #70299 the.fee.fairy
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:06 pm

I hope you get better soon too!

Can you hold anything with the bandaged hand? How about learning to crochet?

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Post: #70306 Muddypause
Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:57 pm

Learn to tie your shoelaces with one hand (I had a one armed friend who could do this).

Learn to play the bass guitar like this.
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Post: #70311 Jandra
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:34 pm

12. (I think) Don't overtax your good hand, or you'll end up with tendonitis and you'll have tendon problems on both sides!

A tip for the shoe laces: have someone replace them with elastic cord for the time being.

Hope you recover well.

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Post: #70313 Thomzo
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:50 pm

possum wrote:i should be as good as new they say and able to play the violin again.


Could you play the violin before?

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Post: #70321 possum
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:50 pm

yes, that was the only reason to get the hand fixed
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Post: #70366 Thomzo
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:49 pm

Oh how cool! I can't play anything so I'm always impressed by people who can. Good luck with the hand I hope it heals well.

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Post: #70564 mrsflibble
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:47 pm

learn american sign language. that's mostly one handed.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #72378 mrsflibble
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:56 pm

and hey, my answer up there is better than the one I first thought of when I read the title which was just to open a post and write "fner" in it.












(finbar saunders of Viz for those not in the know.)
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!


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