Hands

My hands were damaged pretty badly when I was growing up.  The details don't matter much, but the end result does.

I can't always use my right hand.  The joints in the fingers just don't operate like they should.  I can grasp things...but its almost like I'm wearing a mitten.  The thumb is the only digit that works right.

The left is better; while I don't always have full mobility in it, it's better than the right.

It's frustrating.  I go to pick up something, and it slips out of my hand.  And imaging steering a shopping cart when you can't grasp the handle!  And because some days are much better than others, I get accused of faking.  "You were using that hand all day yesterday, don't tell me you can't today!"

It's hard, but I adapt. 
Plaid Plaid
31-35, F
1 Response May 13, 2012

Oh god. When people tell others that "But you could do it yesterday." or "But you were fine earlier." I get so frustrated. Even if they don't say it to me, I get angry. Don't people know that not all things are constant? It's not like symptoms are the same everyday. Some people...
I'm sorry that you have to deal with that. I hope you feel well apart from that. :)