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TOPIC: Descriptors - hand problems

Descriptors - hand problems 6 years 2 months ago #83452

I find the information available very misleading. Manual dexterity etc. Is it either or?! with one hand and not the other.

I am right handed. Cannot lift a bottle of milk or write or pick up a pound coin, never mind fasten a button. Left hand useless. Recent surgery to remove a bone at base of thumb/wrist. Full year recovery IF successful.

Are us right handed physically abled to use left hand? Well, my left hand writing or should I say 'mark' is uidentifiable.

Can I cut food up -NO. Does this fit the descriptors for support group?
Thanks for suggestions.

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Last Edit: by Mrs Hurtyback.

Re:Descriptors - hand problems 6 years 2 months ago #83471

sickasachip

The test is for either hand, so you need to be unable to perform a test with both hands to qualify.

Being unable to cut up food is not part of the ESA descriptors, see

Qualifying for the Support Group

Gordon

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Re:Descriptors - hand problems 6 years 2 months ago #83479

Thanks Gordon.
Query answered perfectly.
Doesn't help me much but, at least you have defined my problem.

Thank God for PDF forms/trackball mouse! Doesn't help with feeding ourselves nor opening things. Need other half to pop the pills for me.

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