January 21, 2009

Today's Challenge

If you choose to accept it, is simple.

Take a day and try to do as many mundane/routine tasks as possible using your non-dominant hand.

Sounds simple enough, doesn't it?

Included in that list of things to try:
  • brushing your teeth
  • wielding toilet paper
  • pouring whatever morning beverage you partake in (coffee, juice, tea, water, milk)
  • drinking whatever beverage you partake in
  • spreading butter/jam/peanut butter on a slice of toast
  • zipping your jacket

And the best part of all? Try doing the following with ONLY the non-dominant hand
  • putting your contacts in
  • changing your underwear
  • pulling your hair back into a ponytail
  • tying your shoes
  • washing your hair
  • shaving (I was only brave enough to attempt my armpits and just let me say that it's really hard to shave your left pit with the razor in your left hand)
  • applying deodorant

I was too tired to even try anything such as actually styling my hair, putting makeup on or wielding anything that could be dangerous (i.e. kitchen knives). There was a serious lacking in motivation too but it sounds better to mention the fatigue first. For all you know, I could make sure to be properly coiffed and beautified at all times, no matter my personal state.

Truth be told, there's just something about having an IV in the crook of the elbow on your dominant arm that really makes life challenging.

Oh, yeah! Don't forget to try to take a picture of said elbow only using non dominant hand. One hand only. So you must hold the camera stable in your hand and push the shutter button as well. Turn off the flash as you're so close to the object that it washes everything out, thus making you hold incredibly still to compensate for the slow shutter speed.

And no, for those of you even thinking about FORMING the thoughts. KT is NOT going to be a big sister. This is not some creative way of saying that hyperemesis is once again kicking my oversized butt.


~*Vanessa*~ said...

I'm so sorry that you're dealing with this! I hope it's all over and better soon!

Jessica said...

Hope you start feeling better soon. It's no fun being sick. I'm glad C could be there to help you out....

Bryant and Candice said...

I can't say that I've had to do the IV thing at home, but I do understand having only one hand to use. It sucks. I'm sorry you're having to deal with all this. I hope it goes away asap! (((Hugs!)))

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria said...

Why in the heck did they put the IV in your right arm?!? Stupid people.

Lost in Space said...

Ugghhhh. Sorry you are dealing with this. I hope those meds to the trick and you are feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could be there to help!
I worry about you every day, and hope you get back on your feet really soon!
Love you,

Polly Gamwich said...

Ok, I just had to do a double take and reread some of your earlier posts - this month has pretty much passed by without my emotional ability to post, much less read other's stories.

So sorry about the infection ... YIKES! And a perma-IV ... yowza!