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.
P.S. To add insult to injury, there wasn’t even a button to button! IT WAS MISSING. Sheesh.
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.
Happy to help, Demetria! Thanks for following!
I am a mom of a 4 month old little girl and I am looking forward to your posts….thanks so much for sharing….
My pleasure, Christine! 🙂
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. 🙂
You’re welcome, Colleen! Thanks for following!
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!
Glad you like it! Thanks for saying so! 🙂 Lucky fins rock!
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. :))
Thanks so much for following and I’m so glad it’s helpful!