Argh, I’m going to break a tooth on the next “easy open” pop top that seems to top every product from liquid soap to shampoo. Exactly the wrong products, since I use these in the shower and don’t wear my thumb braces. (Another negative in my makeshift splints.) I don’t have that kind of strength or torque or something, because I have a lot of trouble with these, resorting to other strengths, now mind you I am holding a slippery bottle of liquid soap, and I am gripping it with all the strength I have, so I don’t drop it on my toe. Press my teeth against the lip of the pop top and apply pressure. Soap squirts all over my face, in my mouth, and I drop the damn bottle on my toe.
It scares me to think how bad my thumbs have gotten, and how difficult my life might become if they continue to deteriorate. A frightening prospect and one I never contemplated. I’ve envisioned myself in a wheelchair, but never helpless because of the lack of a thumb. Disabled due to weak thumbs? It sounds so utterly stupid!