02-08-2021, 09:24 AM
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I’m disabled.

I had a life changing motorcycle accident at 19 and have lost the use of my left hand. So I only shave with one hand, no got a choice unless I grow a beard.

Challenging things:

Opening screw tops.
Can’t pull my skin taught.
Changing blades is now a breeze with Muhle r41 twist.
It’s too easy to spend big online for shaving gear, I can’t stop my good hand with my left lol.


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 02-08-2021, 02:13 PM
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(02-08-2021, 09:24 AM)Salty sailor Wrote: I’m disabled.

I had a life changing motorcycle accident at 19 and have lost the use of my left hand. So I only shave with one hand, no got a choice unless I grow a beard.

Challenging things:

Opening screw tops.
Can’t pull my skin taught.
Changing blades is now a breeze with Muhle r41 twist.
It’s too easy to spend big online for shaving gear, I can’t stop my good hand with my left lol.


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I have some of the same issues. My left wrist is fused from arthritis when I was in my early 20's, and it doesn't bend anymore. I only shave with my right hand and I can't pull my skin taught either. But I have adjusted with one hand and once I got the technique down I still get great shaves even without pulling my skin. I still have use of my left hand, but it is limited. I have managed to adjust one sth years to work around what I cannot do with it.

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 02-09-2021, 01:42 AM
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(02-08-2021, 02:13 PM)Mike Distress Wrote:
(02-08-2021, 09:24 AM)Salty sailor Wrote: I’m disabled.

I had a life changing motorcycle accident at 19 and have lost the use of my left hand. So I only shave with one hand, no got a choice unless I grow a beard.

Challenging things:

Opening screw tops.
Can’t pull my skin taught.
Changing blades is now a breeze with Muhle r41 twist.
It’s too easy to spend big online for shaving gear, I can’t stop my good hand with my left lol.


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I have some of the same issues. My left wrist is fused from arthritis when I was in my early 20's, and it doesn't bend anymore. I only shave with my right hand and I can't pull my skin taught either. But I have adjusted with one hand and once I got the technique down I still get great shaves even without pulling my skin. I still have use of my left hand, but it is limited. I have managed to adjust one sth years to work around what I cannot do with it.


Same, I get a really good shave. When I first started with double edge I had a few cuts every time. That said I don’t know if that was any more than others when starting out.

Nice to know I’m not the only guy on here, pleased I found this thread.


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 02-09-2021, 08:07 AM
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It would seem there are few among us who are not up to spec, as it were...

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 02-09-2021, 12:11 PM
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(02-09-2021, 01:42 AM)Salty sailor Wrote:
(02-08-2021, 02:13 PM)Mike Distress Wrote:
(02-08-2021, 09:24 AM)Salty sailor Wrote: I’m disabled.

I had a life changing motorcycle accident at 19 and have lost the use of my left hand. So I only shave with one hand, no got a choice unless I grow a beard.

Challenging things:

Opening screw tops.
Can’t pull my skin taught.
Changing blades is now a breeze with Muhle r41 twist.
It’s too easy to spend big online for shaving gear, I can’t stop my good hand with my left lol.


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I have some of the same issues. My left wrist is fused from arthritis when I was in my early 20's, and it doesn't bend anymore. I only shave with my right hand and I can't pull my skin taught either. But I have adjusted with one hand and once I got the technique down I still get great shaves even without pulling my skin. I still have use of my left hand, but it is limited. I have managed to adjust one sth years to work around what I cannot do with it.


Same, I get a really good shave. When I first started with double edge I had a few cuts every time. That said I don’t know if that was any more than others when starting out.

Nice to know I’m not the only guy on here, pleased I found this thread.


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Yeah, when I started I got some nicks and/or cuts here and there. That's the learning curve. There are some of us who had to adjust or modify our technique.

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 02-09-2021, 12:14 PM
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(02-09-2021, 01:42 AM)Salty sailor Wrote:
(02-08-2021, 02:13 PM)Mike Distress Wrote:
(02-08-2021, 09:24 AM)Salty sailor Wrote: I’m disabled.

I had a life changing motorcycle accident at 19 and have lost the use of my left hand. So I only shave with one hand, no got a choice unless I grow a beard.

Challenging things:

Opening screw tops.
Can’t pull my skin taught.
Changing blades is now a breeze with Muhle r41 twist.
It’s too easy to spend big online for shaving gear, I can’t stop my good hand with my left lol.


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I have some of the same issues. My left wrist is fused from arthritis when I was in my early 20's, and it doesn't bend anymore. I only shave with my right hand and I can't pull my skin taught either. But I have adjusted with one hand and once I got the technique down I still get great shaves even without pulling my skin. I still have use of my left hand, but it is limited. I have managed to adjust one sth years to work around what I cannot do with it.


Same, I get a really good shave. When I first started with double edge I had a few cuts every time. That said I don’t know if that was any more than others when starting out.

Nice to know I’m not the only guy on here, pleased I found this thread.


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Everyone gets nicks in the beginning. I was so worried about that that I used a brush and soap or cream for almost two years before I finally used a DE razor.

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 02-09-2021, 12:56 PM
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(02-09-2021, 12:14 PM)Mouser Wrote:
(02-09-2021, 01:42 AM)Salty sailor Wrote:
(02-08-2021, 02:13 PM)Mike Distress Wrote: I have some of the same issues. My left wrist is fused from arthritis when I was in my early 20's, and it doesn't bend anymore. I only shave with my right hand and I can't pull my skin taught either. But I have adjusted with one hand and once I got the technique down I still get great shaves even without pulling my skin. I still have use of my left hand, but it is limited. I have managed to adjust one sth years to work around what I cannot do with it.


Same, I get a really good shave. When I first started with double edge I had a few cuts every time. That said I don’t know if that was any more than others when starting out.

Nice to know I’m not the only guy on here, pleased I found this thread.


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Everyone gets nicks in the beginning. I was so worried about that that I used a brush and soap or cream for almost two years before I finally used a DE razor.


I went from electric straight to double edge with a disability, that would explain things lol


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 11-25-2021, 08:12 PM
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I’m a stroke survivor. On June 29th 2021 I was scheduled to have a craniotomy to remove a tumor from my brain, actually my cerebellum. I don’t anything about that day or the next four or five days.

It turns out the surgery went fine, however I had a stroke on either the first or second of July. I remained in the ICU until until July 7th, when I was transferred to the stroke recovery unit. I tried to talk but mumbled jibberish came out. My right arm was limp and hand was locked up in a fist. I couldn’t walk, my right leg couldn’t tolerate any weight, But I was able to move it and that was something we could build on and fortunately my speech returned relatively quickly. Next my journey and motivation to wet shaving inspite of obstacles I faced.

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(11-25-2021, 08:12 PM)walleyeb1 Wrote: I’m a stroke survivor. On June 29th 2021 I was scheduled to have a craniotomy to remove a tumor from my brain, actually my cerebellum. I don’t anything about that day or the next four or five days.

It turns out the surgery went fine, however I had a stroke on either the first or second of July. I remained in the ICU until until July 7th, when I was transferred to the stroke recovery unit. I tried to talk but mumbled jibberish came out. My right arm was limp and hand was locked up in a fist. I couldn’t walk, my right leg couldn’t tolerate any weight, But I was able to move it and that was something we could build on and fortunately my speech returned relatively quickly. Next my journey and motivation to wet shaving inspite of  obstacles I faced.

What a tale! You are obviously a very courageous person. The recovery road will be arduous, but it seems you have the personal fortitude to overcome your obstacles.

Welcome to the forum Smile When you feel up to it, make your introduction here http://shavenook.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=4 for a proper TSN greeting Smile

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