Sandy: Positive impact physically from using my left hand over my right : My left hand and it’s fingers are stronger. Earlier in the year my left hand would get tired after writing for a short time. I have much better small dexterity and can write very small legible letters. I have the option to use one hand or the other. Using my left hand makes my brain work unlike when using my right hand when my brain is on autopilot. I feel more balanced, not so right heavy.
Negative impact: My left shoulder and left neck muscles gets really tight just like the kind I get on my right side. I subconsciously lift my shoulder, somewhat like I’m holding a shrug up. I don’t know why, but the muscle tenses when I use the mouse, chop food, when I draw and occasionally when I’m just sitting and it should be in a relaxed state.
Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.