Super Sling

Super Sling

Super Sling

The cushion that holds the sling away from the body

The cushion that holds the sling away from the body

Side view

Side view

The straps that keep anything from moving

The straps that keep anything from moving

Even a cute ball which will be used for strengthening the muscles...or for stress!!

Even a cute ball which will be used for strengthening the muscles…or for stress!!

Day two of getting myself trained to use only one arm…my left, my non-dominant arm/hand. This requires trusting in God, prayer, faith, and a lot of trust! And a willing heart, too.

I decided not to put on the sling first thing this morning as I had to dress early to let my neighbor’s dog out. I still needed to take a shower and put on clean clothes. So I stuck my right hand in the waistband of my sweats and tackled making breakfast.

Tea was easy since I used the Keurig single cup machine to heat my water. With the tea bag inserted in the empty cup along with a spoonful of sugar…oops! I almost broke into song for a second! I’m easily distracted. One of those people who can be eating a meal, think of something to write and leave the food while I head down to my office to open the computer. Oh, wait, I’m getting distracted again, aren’t I? Sorry.

Oatmeal sounded good today. Not the instant kind, which I never purchase, but the easy quick one-minute stovetop kind. No problem lifting the small pan from the hook on the wall, turning on the burner, measuring one cup of water and a half-cup of oats. Just a few spilled on the counter.

To open the oats, I sat and used my legs to hold the container while I removed the lid. Voila! One can find ways to do things by using the creative side of their brain…um, which side is that again? (Will not google the answer right now.) Then the next challenge was removing ALL the oatmeal from the pan. Most of it poured in just fine, but there was still a bit left. Want to know how to do this? You set the pan on the stove, place the bowl next to it, use the spoon to gather the rest and put it in the bowl. Easy, peasy. No problem adding the brown sugar, pecans, and milk.

Wonderful breakfast! Cleanup is getting a bit easier. Then I lost it all when I showered and was using two hands to shampoo my hair and lather my body. Sigh.

Success today…tomorrow I’ll tackle something new. Feeling positive!

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