Buttoning My Back Left Pants Pocket Is Lame

December 11, 2011 — 10 Comments

Step 1: Put on a pair of pants that have pockets in the back (that close with a button).

Step 2: Try to button the back left pocket with your right hand.


That’s what happened to me the other day.  I was at work and noticed that my back left pocket was unbuttoned.  It was bothering the heck out of me.  My right obliques hurt because I was trying so hard to get at that dang button.  It’s not like I could ask a co-worker to button it for me, ya know?  Honestly, I almost went into the bathroom to take my pants off just to button that pocket.

And what was the big deal, anyway?  It’s not like I even keep anything in that pocket.

In case you weren’t aware (though the domain may have given it away), I only have one hand.  It’s the right one.  So, all my left pockets are unused.  And this is just one of the situations I encounter on a daily basis as a man who is living one-handed.

And this is the first post of what I’m sure will be hundreds.

Soon I’ll be posting videos of myself doing things one-handed (by popular demand) and I’ll be writing a lot about my experiences growing-up and living as a one-handed person.  I want this to be interactive and hope you’ll give your input and perspective.  I hope you’ll ask questions, too!  I hope you’ll laugh and cry and learn and be encouraged…

I hope you’ll find this to be a place of humor, help and hope.

– Ryan

P.S. To add insult to injury, there wasn’t even a button to button!  IT WAS MISSING.  Sheesh.

Missing Button

Time for some new pants.


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10 responses to Buttoning My Back Left Pants Pocket Is Lame

  1. As a mom of a LBE 9month old, I look forward to your posts. I know they will help me to help him, when he needs it. Thank you.

  2. Hi,
    I am a mom of a 4 month old little girl and I am looking forward to your posts….thanks so much for sharing….

  3. Thanks so much for doing this! I have a 9 month old son with a hand difference and although I already know he’s amazing and will do great things, it’s nice to see and hear from an adult with a limb difference that has already “been there, done that.” I look forward to following your blog. 🙂

  4. Found your site through LFP – I love it! I have a 15-month old son who is living one handed and having a great time doing it. So nice to see someone showing how to do practical things! Keep it up!

  5. Hilarious! I love your sense of humor. Thanks Ryan! I will continue to follow your posts. My son is almost 2, LBE. I’m glad I finally found a post to teach me how to tie my shoes one-handed, so I can teach Dezel. I figure I have a couple years to learn what will probably come some naturally to my little rock star. :))

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