I'm right handed, and making things has always helped keep me going when life gets challenging. Just putting pen to paper and filling a sketchbook page can be a distraction and relief. I could put up with the clumsy eating and the free style toothbrushing, but with my right hand out of commission, I was worried that I'd lose my mind if I couldn't draw or write at all.
With immobility can come unique patience. Though my left hand shook a lot, trying to use it gave me something to focus on. After a few days I found that I had much better luck with a paintbrush than I did with a pencil, and playing with paint felt great.
These are a few left handed sketchbook pages from February.