To keep from dropping the bar of soap when taking a shower: cut one leg off an old pair of your wife’s pany hose, slip the bar of soap into the toe of the hose, take the top (open end) of the hose and tie it about halfway down the leg (making a loop)–if you remember your Boy Scout knots, two half-hitches works well, slip your hand into the loop and snug the loop closed on your wrist.
When taking a shower I use a plastic bathtub stool with rubber feet. Afterwards I set it out and sit on it to towel off. That has made my shower experience a lot easier. But I still have not been able to figure out how to keep the slippery bar of soap in my hand although my grip seems to be fine. It is very frustrating to keep dropping it and struggling to pick it up again. Numbness in my hands is a fairly recent thing for me and I am still learning. Picking up small items like pills has become a challenge, too. I find myself using my eyes with a lot more attention than before. If I look at my fingers and know exactly what they are doing helps a lot.
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