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Post# 402816   12/18/2018 at 16:54 (188 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        

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Post# 402822 , Reply# 1   12/18/2018 at 19:34 (188 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

I use my right, dominant hand.
When the tendonitus my elbow starts flaring up, I switch to my left.
When my shoulder tendonitus starts acting up, I switch back to my right.
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Post# 402867 , Reply# 2   12/20/2018 at 05:35 (187 days old) by seijun (Portland, OR)        

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On a related note.. My mom was born left-handed, but she was forced in school to write with her right hand. She still writes with her right hand to this day, but her writing is very hard to read.

Post# 402869 , Reply# 3   12/20/2018 at 10:13 (187 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
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I'm Trans-handed too.

I was a lefty, and was forced in school to write Right handed. 

Post# 402870 , Reply# 4   12/20/2018 at 10:28 (187 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I do

EVERYTHING,,,,,,,right handed!

Post# 402874 , Reply# 5   12/20/2018 at 11:38 (187 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I am primarily left-handed but I can do more with my right hand than most right-handed people can do with their left. I write, use a fork, bat and golf left handed but I regularly switch off hand tools from one hand to the other, depending on which I can get a better angle with. Ironically, I seem to have more strength in my right hand, so when I need to break a particularly stubborn bolt loose, that's the hand I use. One thing I absolutely cannot do with my left hand is throw a Frisbee. I also use a computer mouse with my right hand. I first knew I was left-handed at about the age of five when I couldn't use right-handed scissors. Today, I'm pretty good at using scissors with my right hand.

One of the best experiences I had in terms of developing dexterity in my right hand was checking groceries when I was in high school (1981-82). I hated working there but I appreciated what I gained from it, even as I was doing it. The store did not yet have UPC scanners, so I had to key in prices and produce lookup numbers with my right hand while moving the items along with my left. I never developed the speed (items per minute) that my right-handed colleagues had but I was reasonably accurate.

When I was a newspaper reporter (1987-1991), I found I had a singular advantage over my right-handed colleagues in that I could sit in a meeting and take notes with my left hand while taking pictures with my right.

Post# 402906 , Reply# 6   12/21/2018 at 14:45 (185 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The Sisters wanted to 'switch' me.

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My mother forbid it. I'm a lefty, BUT, I write like a nun....taught penmanship. I taught myself the 'other way'.
I'm almost ambidextrous, but I do favor the left.....raking, sweeping, painting, and the like.

Post# 402955 , Reply# 7   12/22/2018 at 15:23 (184 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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I write with my right hand, but in every other activity Iím ambidextrous. Iíve noticed, when eating steak, for example, most right handed people use their right hand to cut and hold the fork with their left. Iíve always used the knife left handed, if fact it feels clumsy to use my right hand with the knife.

Post# 402968 , Reply# 8   12/23/2018 at 02:03 (184 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I'm a righty, but it's always bothered me that I wasn't ambidextrous. Many years ago, I began shaving with my left hand. Unfortunately, I've been doing it so long, if I try to shave right handed, I have a hard time! I also try to switch back and forth while I'm working. I'm getting pretty good at using my left hand for domninant hand stuff. What fascinated me most when I started switching things up, was just how bad at secondary hand stuff I was with my right hand. I was actually lacking the motor skills with my right that I had with my left (and vice versa).

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