Yikes, I injured my dominant hand’s middle finger at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) last night and I need to wear a finger splint for the next 6-8 weeks. Typing has become slightly more difficult. I will need to try some dictation software or apps and any suggestions will be most welcome. I made myself a splint from a used pen part:
The things I have taken for granted include good health and a functional body that does what you want it to. The next six to eight weeks may teach me a few lessons about living with a minor disability. In the paragraph before I typed the numbers 6 and 8. In this paragraph, I have typed the word forms. 8 keystrokes versus only two.
What will be affected?
Toileting techniques will have to be adjusted.
Hair-washing, styling, drying.
Dishwashing and cooking will be attempted left-handed.
No BJJ – Groan, I am mildly addicted to it and usually go twice a week.
Hand – washing, writing, cleaning.
No high fives!
No finger snapping.
What opportunities may arise?
Getting into fights and arguments as I accidentally Flip the Bird as my right middle finger will be splinted in position.
No handshakes – Thank goodness for COVID!
I can compete in the 100mm Splint Race.
No one will tell me to pull finger anymore.
No more finger-push-ups.
I can try to break the world record for dirtiest finger.
I’ll save on right middle finger cleaning costs and help the environment at the same time.
I get to build up all the muscles on my left hand and arm: