|Amazing how tough this can be.|
|Therapy aid or medieval torture device?|
Last week the therapist asked how I'd rate my ability to do every day activities. I told him if the activity involves my arm going no higher than shoulder level, I'm at about 90%. Anything higher than that and I've got issues. (I've perfected the art of one-handed hair washing.) While it would be nice to be able to use both arms to get cereal off the pantry shelf, my mental health is salvaged by the fact that my fingers mostly work now. I still have numbness and tingling in the pinky and part of the ring finger. (Strangely, the ulnar nerve controls the little finger and the half of the ring finger next to the pinky.) I've been able to type with the ring finger for the last couple weeks, but it wasn't until a week ago that I could start using the pinky. Prior to that I couldn't feel the keys under the finger enough to type with it. Plus I think it didn't quite have the strength to firmly press the button. Can I sound any wimpier?
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