Things I've Learned as a Lefty

My right arm has been immobilized in a sling for two weeks now.

During that time, I've learned a number of valuable lessons that I wish to share with you.

  • Put your belt through the loops *before* you pull your pants on.
  • Use your legs to stand up from a chair, not your arms.
  • Some doors are really heavy.
  • Resist the urge to catch things that you drop (this one set me back 2 days).
  • Beware of dangling straps in the bathroom.
  • Brushing your teeth with the opposite hand is really weird.
  • You'll never get used to not sleeping on your favorite side.
  • Eating with my left hand makes me feel like a caveman.
  • People will always slap you on the shoulder that's in a sling.
  • Forget about shoes with laces. Socks are still manageable.
  • Get used to going slower with everything you do.
  • Make up a good injury story if the real reason sucks. 

And the favorite thing that I've learned:

We are so adaptable.