Why Am I Typing With One Hand

The answer my friends is that I dislocated the ring finger on my right hand. It happened during my third game of basketball. I blocked a shot and felt my finger move in a strange direction. I looked down and saw that the top half was twisted in an odd direction.

So I told the guys to find a sub for me and went off to get a bag of ice. I stuck it in the bag for about ten minutes and then when it felt numb I tried to snap it back into place. Three times I yanked upon it and three times I was denied.

Grumbling I headed to the locker room and carefully removed my clothes. I am right handed so it was a bit of a challenge. For a moment it reminded me of the first time I tried to unhook a bra. There were a few similarities. Both times I was intent upon getting naked and both times I foolishly fumbled around. The good news is that this time I wasn’t worry about trying to be cool, I knew that I’d get lucky.

Ok this wasn’t the same. There wasn’t any excitement tied to it. I grumbled and cursed under my breath. I quickly showered and headed off to Urgent Care. It was time to see a doc. They took x-rays and confirmed that it wasn’t broken. Then the nice resident and her attending took turns trying to reset it. After three unsuccessful tries it became apparent that Jack’s mighty tendon is just as stubborn as the rest of me.

So they called in the Ortho. I told him that I am not a hero, numb the damn finger. Of course this followed my own unsuccessful attempts to reset it and the docs.

Fortunately he got it done the first time and then they outfitted me with this nifty splint. So now I am doing my best to type one handed. This followed my miserable attempts to write left handed. I can’t wait to see how many other things are more challenging with one hand. Come to think of it, I just might have to go on a liquid diet.

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8 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack January 14, 2008 at 7:41 am

    I did my right elbow once. I am sorry to say that I have also done that. It was unpleasant.

    FP,

    Hee hee. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

  2. FlutePrayer January 12, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Oh, ouch!!! I’m sorry!

    I put my toothbrush up my nose the first night I tried brushing my teeth left handed while my broken right hand was in a cast. Hope you have better aim!

  3. The Babka Nosher January 11, 2008 at 3:13 am

    Ouch! I did my right elbow once… that hurt like hell. At the time, I was driving a car with a stick shift and no power steering. It makes you appreciate modern technology! Too bad you don’t have a Mac… they have voice recognition software built in!

  4. Anonymous January 11, 2008 at 12:02 am

    You poor thing.

    -Kathy

  5. Jack's Shack January 11, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Trep,

    With the splint I have one big middle finger.

    M,

    Maybe, maybe not. Not used to having so much troulbe typeeng.

    SS,

    Thank you.

  6. Shira Salamone January 10, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Been there, done that: I broke my left wrist twice, and I’m left-handed (natch). That’s how I learned to write with my right hand.

    I know doing things one-handed really is a pain, not to mention that injuries are painful, so I hope your finger recovers quickly.

  7. The Misanthrope January 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Ouch, hope it heals quickly. One handed and you’ll still put more content than I will with two hands.

  8. treppenwitz January 10, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Good thing it wasn’t your driving, er, I mean middle finger. Hope you feel better soon.

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