One handed chicken salad

So yesterday I had carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand. I had put it off for 2 years; But I finally did it . The hard thing about it, I’m left-handed. I have had a little practice with my right hand though. Back when I was in the 6th grade, I cut my left hand open using a knife to slice an apple. That was a long time ago though. About 20 years ago, I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand. I know the drill. So how am I blogging, you ask? Thank goodness for Google tap to talk.

So today is the day after the surgery and I’m still in a lot of pain. I am so tired of lying around and sleeping from the meds though.  They make me feel so gross! So while I’m lying around, I realize I had some thawed chicken in the refrigerator that needed to be used. Why not make some chicken salad? Yeah right? So With a little help from my daughter, Caroline, we made chicken salad. She chopped the chicken and boiled it. I used the handy dandy food processor to chop everything. Onions, celery, eggs, and chicken. Add a little salt and pepper. And with a sturdy bowl and a sturdy spoon mixed it right up. One handed. With a little mayonnaise and ranch dressing. It was delicious.

I’m having a hard time opening things. I discovered that I can open big things by holding them under my left arm. Like soda bottles, mayonnaise jars etc. It’s the small things like deoderant or pain medication bottles I can’t get open. I had to wake my husband up at 4:30 this morning to give me pain medicine because I couldn’t get the bottle open. You don’t realize how much you use two hands to do simple tasks until one of those hands is incapacitated.

So I imagine my next few blogs will be short. Bare with me.

About theneatandeatlife

Wife, Mother of 3, Nana to one beautiful grandson, Early Childhood Professional, Lover of dogs (especially dachshunds), Professional Organizer, Musician and now a small business owner of Pellows-handmade pillows. I firmly believe in my tag above, that everyone has something to offer the world and after being on this planet for over half a century, I’d like to share my offerings.
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