imagine you lost an arm...

Portugal
November 3, 2008 7:00pm CST
a friend of mine had an car accident a few months ago, and i admire him for is will. unfortunatly he lost his left arm(from the elbow down).i admire him because he had a lot of will, and keeps doing a normal life. when i think of him, i think of a very interesting challenge. i challenge you guys to try just for about 20 minutes to be in his place, during luch/diner dont use one of your arms, then leave your feed back of the experience. i tried it and, it is very difficult, the simple act of cutting a steak is impossible...
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@mikeshaws (141)
• Canada
4 Nov 08
My God!I admire your friend
• Portugal
4 Nov 08
i think everyone that knows him adires him;)
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I am sorry for what happened to your friend. It is a blessing that he did not lose his life. I know what he is going through, I was in a car accident before and broke my arm, actually it was the left one too. I was in a cast for eight weeks and had therapy for three months. I know how difficult it is to try to do everyday things with one arm. Simple things that we take for granted becomes so difficult. I am a female, and trying to do you hair, taking a bath/shower, cooking, cleaning the house, making the bed etc becomes a challenge. I wish your friend well, I am sure that he will eventually adjust.
• Portugal
4 Nov 08
i will wish him well ;) i try tou help im out the most i can, but with college, its a bit difficult to be all the time by him, but i think he knows i can count on his friends and family and he is adjusting very well, just cant give up...
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
4 Nov 08
That reminds me of November 1st, my grandpa's 77th birthday. I drew the Three Stooges for him. We were having cake, and you see, he has two strokes, and he can't use his right arm OR leg. Can't walk, speaks only Spanish so I can't understand him much. Well, he had his cake on a paper plate, and eating with a spoon, with his left arm, it kept sliding around, and nobody else really noticed, so I held down the plate when he took a bite. Now, of course there are just a million things he's going to need help with, but hopefully he'll be able to be happy that way anyway. My grandpa doesn't really do anything all day, and he can't play guitar anymore, and that was his thing, so I don't think he really can be fully happy. :/
• Portugal
4 Nov 08
i'm sorry for your granfather, well i think he is happy, he has is familly support, and that is very importante;)