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Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips

 
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Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips
So, I was herding some squabbling cats apart, slipped on my hardwood floor and landed hard enough to break my arm a couple of days ago. Fortunately, it is not my dominant arm.

I have found tons of sites talking about the care of the cast, care of the break, itch and pain management- but few tips on doing day to day things.

I'm sure over tiime I will adapt to it but I thought perhaps some of you would have things you figured out during a similar injury that you might share.

Thank you in advance!
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Wear loose tops.
Give up on buttons.
That's all I remember, it's been ages.
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Keep a firm grip and slowly squeeze the trigger, because no cat is worth breaking a bone over...
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Re: Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips
What's the sound of one hand clapping?
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spend all day fapping thats about all you can doskull_fing
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Re: Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips
Wear loose tops.
Give up on buttons.
That's all I remember, it's been ages.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


Right! Thanks! I'm glad I rediscovered how great those long, loose skirts are. Loose sleeves, makes sense. Now if I could get the bra thing figured out.
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Keep a firm grip and slowly squeeze the trigger, because no cat is worth breaking a bone over...
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I always suspected they were out to get me.
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Re: Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips
Broke my humerus in 5 places, on my off arm thankfully, worst thing about it is when your cast is off and you continue using one arm for everyday tasks.

Unless you've got someone to help you get dressed, that can be a challenge as well lol.

Best of luck
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What's the sound of one hand clapping?
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fap fap fap
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Wear a sling and keep it tight. It will help to remember you can't use it. I was 13 and 33 when I broke mine (and I was a single parent at the time).

Nothing that needs to be cut up. There is nothing worse then having your mommy cut your steak as a teenager, except your pre-teen son doing it for you.

I had to give up on anything that had zippers or buttons and wore a lot of elastic pants and skirts.

Baby wipes for pooing.

Don't drive for a couple of weeks, then hope you don't have a manual. Conversely, teach your pre-teen to shift for you and practice it before you leave the driveway.

Re-use convenience store cups for a couple of weeks. The lids will help with the balance being off and nothing will spill.

Until you get used to your balance being skewed, walk barefoot at home, or wear shoes that are perfectly flat, like flip flops (even though I despise them).

All I can remember right this second.
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Avoid Hand-Jobs Chuckle
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pre wipe ass beforehand
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no masturbating!
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Re: Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips
Broke my humerus in 5 places, on my off arm thankfully, worst thing about it is when your cast is off and you continue using one arm for everyday tasks.

Unless you've got someone to help you get dressed, that can be a challenge as well lol.

Best of luck
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Ouch!

Wear a sling and keep it tight. It will help to remember you can't use it. I was 13 and 33 when I broke mine (and I was a single parent at the time).

Nothing that needs to be cut up. There is nothing worse then having your mommy cut your steak as a teenager, except your pre-teen son doing it for you.

I had to give up on anything that had zippers or buttons and wore a lot of elastic pants and skirts.

Baby wipes for pooing.

Don't drive for a couple of weeks, then hope you don't have a manual. Conversely, teach your pre-teen to shift for you and practice it before you leave the driveway.

Re-use convenience store cups for a couple of weeks. The lids will help with the balance being off and nothing will spill.

Until you get used to your balance being skewed, walk barefoot at home, or wear shoes that are perfectly flat, like flip flops (even though I despise them).

All I can remember right this second.
 Quoting: SewDucky


Great tips, and thank you for the laugh I got envisioning my teen cutting up my steak for me! Last night he made a meatloaf and that was too much fun to watch :D
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There's an electric jar opener that helps with opening stuff. Electric can opener.
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There's an electric jar opener that helps with opening stuff. Electric can opener.
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Good idea, I don't think I'll buy one but I bet I know someone who will lend me theirs. I use a lot of #30 cans so that would be handy.
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Keep a firm grip and slowly squeeze the trigger, because no cat is worth breaking a bone over...
 Quoting: BRIEF


I always suspected they were out to get me.
 Quoting: JadeDone


I'd recommend one of these, but they require two hands...and a tranquilizer dart.



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Keep a firm grip and slowly squeeze the trigger, because no cat is worth breaking a bone over...
 Quoting: BRIEF


I always suspected they were out to get me.
 Quoting: JadeDone


I'd recommend one of these, but they require two hands...and a tranquilizer dart.



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The text on that is a riot. Well mannered indeed! I do worry what that would do to my karma though. My slip came just as I was about to deliver a little boot to shoo them out from under the coffee table where they were bickering. "You thought to kick me, human? Take THAT!"
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Keep a firm grip and slowly squeeze the trigger, because no cat is worth breaking a bone over...
 Quoting: BRIEF


I always suspected they were out to get me.
 Quoting: JadeDone


I'd recommend one of these, but they require two hands...and a tranquilizer dart.



catcarrier
 Quoting: BRIEF


The text on that is a riot. Well mannered indeed! I do worry what that would do to my karma though. My slip came just as I was about to deliver a little boot to shoo them out from under the coffee table where they were bickering. "You thought to kick me, human? Take THAT!"
 Quoting: JadeDone


You paid karma because you haven't followed any of my advice...I've killed lots of cats and dogs and have never broken a bone, you're being too kind...animals should be treated like animals, not like children :)
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Re: Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips
Wear loose tops.
Give up on buttons.
That's all I remember, it's been ages.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


Right! Thanks! I'm glad I rediscovered how great those long, loose skirts are. Loose sleeves, makes sense. Now if I could get the bra thing figured out.
 Quoting: JadeDone


Try a genie or ahh bra - you step in and out of them. No hooks. Although, it may be hard pulling it up/down?

Maybe a front hooked one?
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Re: Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips
Get a folding bag/trolley with wheels to move things around so you don't have to try to carry them - I have one and it's really helpful. You could also just get a long handled sling type woven bag to throw across your shoulder to carry things around the house and still have your free hand - I always have things to carry to the car, to the other room - need one hand free for door knobs, keys, light switches - or something sort of like a messenger bag, but without the big flap getting in the way.

Examples:


[link to www.ebay.com]


[link to www.ebay.com]

And here's one of my most favorite handy/helper items around the house:

[link to www.amazon.com]
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As for the bone - there are great homeopathic remedies to speed healing, along with supplements like Bone Builder by Ethical Nutrients

HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT SUGGESTION FOR BROKEN BONES
As soon as the trauma occurs, begin daily treatment with Arnica 30c. When the swelling is reduced, continue taking Symphytum 30c daily until the bone is healed. Use other remedies as indicated by their modalities and symptoms.

And get plenty of protein which aids bone growth.
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Play the slot machines
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Re: Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips
Get a folding bag/trolley with wheels to move things around so you don't have to try to carry them - I have one and it's really helpful. You could also just get a long handled sling type woven bag to throw across your shoulder to carry things around the house and still have your free hand - I always have things to carry to the car, to the other room - need one hand free for door knobs, keys, light switches - or something sort of like a messenger bag, but without the big flap getting in the way.

Examples:


[link to www.ebay.com]


[link to www.ebay.com]

And here's one of my most favorite handy/helper items around the house:

[link to www.amazon.com]
 Quoting: Geo777


Ohhh,I have one of those too! Thank you :)
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Re: Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips
Wear loose tops.
Give up on buttons.
That's all I remember, it's been ages.
 Quoting: The Light Under the Door


Right! Thanks! I'm glad I rediscovered how great those long, loose skirts are. Loose sleeves, makes sense. Now if I could get the bra thing figured out.
 Quoting: JadeDone


Try a genie or ahh bra - you step in and out of them. No hooks. Although, it may be hard pulling it up/down?

Maybe a front hooked one?
 Quoting: Copernica


Another good suggestion. I was starting to think I was going to have prop them up on my sling! :p


Play the slot machines
 Quoting: !saac


Haha! One armed bandit to the rescue- of the insutance deductible.

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Keep a firm grip and slowly squeeze the trigger, because no cat is worth breaking a bone over...
 Quoting: BRIEF


Poor kitties.

My suggestion is to use a baton after the cast is removed.
My doc told me to practice on one.
He didn't mention how to prevent a black eye though
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Make sure to post pics here when you get the cast off. I'm sure everyone would love to see how small and wilted it becomes compared to the other one. Buy a dumbbell. As in 1.
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Make sure to post pics here when you get the cast off. I'm sure everyone would love to see how small and wilted it becomes compared to the other one. Buy a dumbbell. As in 1.
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I'm curious about that too. I'm a middle aged female and my arms aren't particularly buff, but I imagine I will have muscle-wasting that's apparent. I tend to heal well though. I will be working with a physical therapist in a few weeks too. That will probably help.
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Keep a firm grip and slowly squeeze the trigger, because no cat is worth breaking a bone over...
 Quoting: BRIEF


Poor kitties.

My suggestion is to use a baton after the cast is removed.
My doc told me to practice on one.
He didn't mention how to prevent a black eye though
 Quoting: Fast Forward


Doh! I hate it when that happens! hf
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Make sure to post pics here when you get the cast off. I'm sure everyone would love to see how small and wilted it becomes compared to the other one. Buy a dumbbell. As in 1.
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I'm curious about that too. I'm a middle aged female and my arms aren't particularly buff, but I imagine I will have muscle-wasting that's apparent. I tend to heal well though. I will be working with a physical therapist in a few weeks too. That will probably help.
 Quoting: JadeDone


It will probably feel a little weak for up to a few months after, but don't worry- it's not permanent :)
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Re: Broke my arm, looking for your day to day one-armed tips
As to the atrophying, when my cast got off as an adult, my doc told me to make an effort to use the arm. Lift groceries, books, anything about 5-10 lbs for about a month, don't overdo it, but use it more then you usually do.

I'm left handed and broke my right the last time, most of just day to day stuff kept the arm from getting too bad after.

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