the left hand that hates me

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moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
My left hand likes to randomly drop things. One minute it is in my hand the next one, crash! Last night it was my yogurt container. Yup left hand said no way and bam yogurt all over my kitchen floor. The first thing that came to mind was. "you know if I had washed the floor like I planned I could salvage some of this" and second thought was "this is why I need a dog!) I mean no use crying over spilled yogurt right? This morning it was my oatmeal, dry oats at least and good thing I got the yogurt up! The coffee house I go to no longer gives me glass cups, it is to go cup only for me,lol. I don't have a single coffee cup without a crack in it. I put my gorgeous dishes in storage and have cheep wallmart ones now. Does anyone has the hand that just doesn't work? They have done nerve testing and everything on my left hand. At times I can't feel cold or hot with it at all. Oh well it must mean another flare about to hit. Time to stock up on paper goods and lots of hot patches.
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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   

LOL.. Moon!!! I'm sorry  I'm laughing at your post.. but I was thinking how you and I think the same way.. if I had only cleaned the floor routine!!! So true!!! And Yes.. that's why lots of fibromites have dogs.. they do a great job of cleaning up after us!!!

Yes, My brain and my hands do not get along anymore.. I don't know what it is but I drop lots of stuff.. so much so that I decided to get carpeting in my kitchen to keep from breaking things all the time.  And vacuuming is easier than sweeping and mopping all the time.

I don't know what the heck the dropsies are all about.. my guess is its muscle weakness and cognitive thought issues.  But my hands have been a major problem for me for a LONG time.  So I really try to concentrate on what I'm doing and hang on tight!!

Take care!!!


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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Laugh away I did. It is just how I was raised. I seldom get mad at anything. My mother calls it "the oh well attitude" Something breaks, oh well its less junk.
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   Posted 3/25/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have suddenly realized my left hands and fingers are not as sensitive to hot and cold as my right too.  I picked up a hot pan with my left hand and it actually blistered and I hardly felt it.  Don't know what it is...just another fibro thrill.  I also seem to have altered depth perception because as along with the dropsy's, I miss the counter completely. Dropped the glass coffee pot on the floor...no where near the counter top that I thought I was setting it on.  We spend a lot of time cleaning up, don't we???
 
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   Posted 3/25/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   

lol, Moon.. I had a friend that said my grave stone should say.. Here Lies Patti: Her Last Words Were - Oh Sh^+ Oh Well!!  So I know exactly what you're talking about!!!

Donna, yeah, I hear ya.. I'm very domestically challenged and I think that's I'm always doing something that requires me to have to pick up after myself.  Chlutz is my middle name.. LOL.. but it's my sister's first name!!!  (I wrote that just incase she was lurking in the background somewhere)

7 out of 8 things that I try to hold.. jump out of my hands!!  Its gotta be a brain connecter thing!!!


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   Posted 3/25/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Domestically challenged.... I love that!!  I fit that description perfectly.  I need a bumper sticker with that on it!
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moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/25/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I always say people come to visit me not my house. I am surely "domestically challenged".
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pinksilly
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   Posted 3/26/2009 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Moon

Thanks for posting this my left hand randomly drops things i am double jointed in left hand so it is a little more challaging  the other night dropped a fork it landed with the prongs stuck in my toe when i pulled it out blood everywhere told my husband don't track the blood on the rug. LOL Husband freaked out I told him crap like this happens to me daily and by the way I broke your harley davidson mug (his favorite mug).

Go a head and drop things just watch the feet may need steel toed slippers before i'm done LOL Have a Good Day All

 

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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm having more and more problems with the brain/hand connection too. My left seems to be worse than my right for some reason, good thing I'm right handed or I would have more "I can't believe I just did that" moments. Krissy is learning how to be a little dirt devil. Brandy was very well trained and all we had to do was call her and she knew she had a mess to clean up. Can we claim these dogs as service dogs??? It's crazy cause I will reach for something and knock it over like my brain is not telling my hand exactly where to go.
 
I use to be a domestic goddess and now I'm domestically challenged.
 
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moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
See my doctor tried saying it wasn't a fibro thing but I know it is. It is always worse when a flare is coming on. Or the fog gets really bad. Thanks to everyone for letting me know I am not alone.
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Stari
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   Posted 3/26/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
What are flare ups? I have had pain somewhere in my body since the car accident. What causes a flare up?

moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/27/2009 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I just woke up but your answer should be in the fibro 101 post. second post down. Lot's of great info there.
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   Posted 3/27/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I drop things much more than I used to. Guess I didn't realize that it's part of the whole fibro thing.
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   Posted 3/27/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
My fine motor skills ran away on me along time ago........ and it bites!
 
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EmberKitty
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   Posted 3/27/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh wow! I thought this was just me... I am forever dropping things with my left hand it's like the hand just stops gripping for no reason and whatever is in my hand is on the floor. I nearly dropped my wedding boquet when I got married in October, but luckily my right hand was almost there and managed to keep me from fumbling it. Would have been really bad since my boquet was mostly glass!

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   Posted 3/31/2009 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I"m dropping things without warning as well. My left hand fingers are swollen and the middle finger is frozen stiff, but I am down two favorite coffee cups and a great piece of pie a la mode down my pants. That made a spectacular mess!

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   Posted 4/18/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
My left hand and arm, too, have been my biggest foe in my fibro adventures. Do you think this is something the specialists that study this affliction need to look closer at? I think it's kind of weird that a lot of people indicate left hand/arm problems.
Pain and weakness in my left arm was my first flare, and I had suffered problems there over the last few years, long before my fibro diagnosis last year. I can't open most bottles and jars myself anymore, I have my family open them at home, and coworkers have to help at work. And I, too, have a history of dropping things a lot if I'm holding them in my left hand. It seems to be getting worse, too. I'll be seeing my rheumy Monday, April 20. I'm going to tell him that the pain is getting worse, happening more frequently, and now starting to affect my job. I work as a telephone customer service rep, and a huge part of my job is typing stuff. I used to be able to type 120 WPM, and now my average, error free, is about 30 WPM. It just seems like my left hand doesn't want to hit the correct keys, or if it does, it doesn't hit the keys hard enough to actually pull up the letter, so I have to backspace and correct A LOT!
Since FM seems to be progessive, does this mean I should start planning an early retirement, or another job where I don't have to type? I love my job, and most sincerely don't want to give it up. Most of my coworkers don't know I have FM, and I want to keep it that way as long as possible. I get flares all over my body, but my arms are the absolute worst. Any suggestions?
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   Posted 4/19/2009 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Pinksilly made me laugh so hard, tears came to my eyes, my smaller (50lbs.) dog came running and barking cause he didn't recognise the strange noise I was making; laughter. Thank-you pinksilly. Dropped a fork, stuck in foot, hubby don't track blood, happens all the time, broke HD mug. Loved it. I always end up in emergency on special occasions. Christmas day, evening, carving roast beef for hot sandwiches for kids, some years back, had to go get my left index finger almost re-attached. I was faint from loss of blood, refused to pay for ambulance, had 16 years old son, drive, only beginner's permit. He says "ma, should I be driving?" It was a snowstorm. I said "I'm about to faint, so I guess you'd better drive." We made it. Oddly, they didn't make me wait long. Another time, washing dishes, I dropped a ceramic salad bowl, it broke all over floor, a 3" shard stuck in my right foot. I had to go to emergency. This time babysitter had to drive me. Same deal, different day. Tetanus shot that time, ouch! On a more serious note all you folks talking about your left hand being weak, you are all right handed, yes?
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