All You Lefty's Out there.... - page 3

:coollook: Just out of curiosity, how many of you nurses out there are left handed?... Read More

  1. by   ndsweetheart
    Lefty here too. The only thing I do with my right hand is golf. I have a heck of a time learning nursing skills as all of my instructors are right handed. This past weekend I was doing clinicals in the ER and the nurses looked at me like I was crazy when I went in to do a foley and they had set my things up and I had to move them all to the other side! I just smiled and said "Lefty!".
  2. by   AKAKatydid
    Quote from RainDreamer
    And I'm "left-eared" too. I can only talk on the phone with the phone up to left ear, I never can have it up to my right ear!
    OMG, RainDreamer, I do that too! Good to know I'm not the only one!
    It used to worry me how much I favored my left ear on the phone.. I even went and got my hearing tested a few years back just to be sure I wasn't avoiding the right side subconsciously due to hearing problems!

    ~*~kendra~*~
  3. by   KJRN79
    Me! Except for using scissors. Strange.
  4. by   diddoms
    I'm ambidextrous. Does that count? I do some things with the Left hand and some with the right.
  5. by   TMPaul
    Quote from Melly1022
    Just out of curiosity, how many of you nurses out there are left handed?
    I am.
    Tina, APRN-BC
  6. by   OC_An Khe
    Lefty here too... guess that makes me right minded.
  7. by   BeccaRN
    I'm ambitextrous and left eye dominant. All 3 of my kids are lefty.
  8. by   BabyRN2Be
    I'm a lefty as well. Pre-nursing and left handed, that's me.
  9. by   texasdoll
    write somewhat well with my left hand - print better with my right
    everything like sewing, IV's, etc. all with my right hand? what does that make me? the odd ball?
  10. by   Lilac
    Quote from Melly1022
    Just out of curiosity, how many of you nurses out there are left handed?
    Hi there,
    Lefty pre-nursing student here. Actually, I'm ambidextrous, but write with my left hand.

    When I broke my finger a few years back and had to have surgery on it, I found out I could also write and draw pretty well with my right hand. But I still prefer my left, because it feels more "comfortable" and I can write faster with my left hand.
  11. by   Lilac
    Hi Texasdoll,
    You are ambidextrous. Actually, lots of people who write with their left hands are, so you aren't an odd ball.

    Left handedness occurs across a broad spectrum. Some folks only write with their left hands and do everything else with their right, some folks do some tasks lefty and some tasks righty, and some folks do everything lefty.


    UOTE=texasdoll]write somewhat well with my left hand - print better with my right
    everything like sewing, IV's, etc. all with my right hand? what does that make me? the odd ball? [/QUOTE]
  12. by   nursepotter05
    I have to put the phone to my left ear, too!! It seems like I can't hear as good with the phone on the right!
    Quote from RainDreamer
    I'm a lefty too!!


    I do almost everything with my left-hand, except use scissors!! I hated it when I was in elementary and we'd do a project, the teacher would pass out the scissors and say "all of you left-handers raise your hand", so I would raise my hand. Then she would give us left-handed scissors. Ok it was not very easy cutting with my right hand using left-handed scissors

    But everything else I do left-handed. And I'm "left-eared" too. I can only talk on the phone with the phone up to left ear, I never can have it up to my right ear!
  13. by   Sue7573
    I am left handed but it is weak for I carried both babies with my right arm so that I could do stuff with my left arm.

    My mom thought something was wrong with me because when I was learning to write I would write mirror image form right to left ( I can still do that ) I write now with my page turned almost upside down. I cannot write on a dry erase or chalk board with my left hand.(i could if I wrote up from the bottom to the top)

    I cut right handed and crochet and knit left handed. I can throw a baseball and bowl with either hand with the same lack of accuracy.

    The hardest part of being left handed in school is when we discected the cat in A&P and the pictures for tests. I for some reason can not tell from my left or right with out thinking hard about it. All the pictures and cat is "their" left so looking at a picture my left side is the actual right side. so looking at it and being a bit confused to begin with and all my right handed friends saying it is just the opposite of what you are. I say ok that is my left (right actually) so that is the right blah blah.. it was very confusing but I still made an A ...

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