…until I got into an accident three weeks ago.
- Using zippers
- Hand-washing utensils
- Tying a ponytail
- Cutting fingernails on the healthy hand
- Tying shoelaces
- Tying trash bags
- Signing your signature on curly receipt paper.
- Using cling wrap effectively
- Rolling up sleeves for the healthy arm
- Chopping whole onions
When people leave the hospital with one working hand, they should hand them a weighted clamp in a bag.
Why? Because when you’re one-handed, the thing that really changes is you that no longer create strong opposing forces: you can’t pull or use one hand for the anchor while the other hand does something to an object.
A weighted clamp would allow people to do at least half the things on this list. It could hold a light object still while allowing the other hand to perform an action on that object. Boom.