The Fresh Loaf

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Hi Everyone I'm new here

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Brazer

Hi Everyone I'm new here

Hi everyone. I just joined your forum.

I had a hemorrhagic stroke in March 12, 2017, and it left me with a left side numb and useless. By useless, I can't make my left hand hold anything, opening and closing isn't working. My left side including my left leg doesn't work right either. Now I can stand and shuffle with a walker, and use right hand to do all my cooking, baking cleaning up the mess I make, but I am still working on my adaptability skills to make do one handed. I live alone with my little dog and was doing blacksmithing and fiddle playing before the stroke. A 71, at least I eat good. Here's a picture of my bread I made today in a cast iron skillet in oven. I don't have a dutch oven and couldn't put it in and out of oven with one hand. How does my bread look?

Can't seem to figure how to add and post more than one picture at a time.

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embth

Congratulations on your lovely loaf of bread.  I bet it tasted wonderful.    Cast iron skillets are useful tools but they are heavy.  It is good that your one working hand is a nice strong one.  By best wishes to you for a full recovery from your stroke. 

Happy Holidays to you and your little dog (who I'm sure is a good baking assistant)   Embth

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clazar123

Keep moving and adapting! Your blacksmithing made for good muscles and the fiddle playing was good for great hand dexterity so keep working with what you have to stay strong. I had a friend that used his deadweight hand to push up against so he could pick things up easier. There are so many different ways to make bread and so many tools available so post questions-this site has worldwide reach and there are answers out there.

Your loaf looks excellent. How did it taste?

To post multiple pictures, you have to do them one at a time. So after you get 1 picture posted, move your cursor to the next line or type more lines and then go through the same process to post the next picture.

Welcome!

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kendalm

Hi brazer thats fantastic and done with one hand - totally amazed ! How ling have you been baking ? I bake to keep myself sane its amazing how fulfilling spending a few hours with flour etc makes everything so much more enjoyable - do you have anyone youbcan share your loaves with ? Btw its sort of goes with the territory most members want to see the cut open loaf too so once you figure out pics dont forget to take a few snaps of the slices ! 

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