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Short Cuts for an Injured Hand

When I had surgery on my right hand (I am right-handed) I came up with some short cuts. I used the dough hooks on my stand up mixer to make meatloaf. I fixed an old sock onto the end of a long wooden spoon to put sun screen on my back and shoulders.

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By MALINDA MANGNER from Illinois

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August 12, 20090 found this helpful

I had both wrists operated on for carpel tunnel..At that time they casted to the finger tips. I dug out the old electric knife and taped the carrot peeler to the tap so I could drag the veg's across it. Getting dressed was a problem so I wore jogging pants and a buttonup shirt with big buttons. Had to go bra-less for the duration.

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August 13, 20090 found this helpful

I broke my right arm several years ago. Thankfully I am left handed but I still had plenty of things I could NOT do. Like putting on my bra. I couldn't reach back far enough to hook it. So I put the bra on the bathroom counter in front of me and hooked it. I then carefully stepped into it and using the left hand only pulled up one side, then the other and inched the bra up my entire body rotating sides as I went.

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Slipped in my right arm into the bra strap and then my left. I was so proud of myself for accomplishing this. It made me feel much better knowing that I was fully dressed!

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