I wish English had a better word than "weakness" to describe the movement on my affected side. If it was just weakness, I would have been done with the recovery process a long time ago. Like many stroke survivors, I have a constellation of problems, in varying degrees: weakness, spasticity, lack of sensation, confusion of sensation, lack of proprioception, neglect, pain, etc.
Every so often, I use the word "hemiparesis." But it means the almost same thing as weakness. And it has too many syllables.
Another fellow stroke survivor and blogger, Lori, uses the word "gimpy." The word is growing on me. I think it has just the right amount of vagueness to describe the general weirdness with my right side.
So here's a video, filmed on 4/29/2012, of me doing one of my daily tasks--putting away utensils--with my gimpy hand:
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