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How Can I make Husband Feel Better about His Disability

 
 
Wed 16 Apr, 2014 10:33 am
My husband has a mild case of Cerebral Palsy and has very limited things he can do with his left hand. He always feels bad about it and feels he is good at nothing. Are there anything at all people with the use of one hand can be good at. How can I boost his confidence about his CP?
 
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Wed 16 Apr, 2014 12:38 pm
@LeonaBanks,
People use just one hand to do many things in their daily lives. Help him focus on what he is able to do with one hand, rather than the things he is unable to do. A few years ago, a friend nearly lost both an arm and a leg in a construction accident when someone working above her dropped a spinning cement saw onto her. She needed help learning how to function with one arm while she underwent many surgeries to save her arm and regain partial use of it, all while trying to raise her young boy. It was a struggle, but she was able to do it with some ingenuity and determination.


There are assistive device aids that you can purchase or make that will expand what he can do with one hand, especially when it comes to preparing food.

Check out the product suggestions on these pages. Her husband was able to make some of these devices for her rather than having to buy them.

http://www.thewright-stuff.com/one-handed-kitchen-products/

http://www.wrightstuff.biz/inkitchen.html

http://extension.missouri.edu/p/GH7015

http://www.completecareshop.co.uk/kitchen-aids/food-preparation-aids/


These sites have suggestions to aid in one-handed daily living

http://utmc.utoledo.edu/clinics/neurology/caringweb/dailyLiving.html


Some inspiration


http://lifehacker.com/5892152/top-10-badass-things-you-can-do-one-handed

http://ask.metafilter.com/148936/Need-antibored-ideas-while-wrist-injury-is-healing

http://www.toysrbob.com/onearm/


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Wed 16 Apr, 2014 05:28 pm
@Butrflynet,
Good stuff. I reached in and just couldn't pull that out.
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