yeah, I don't think it's come up in ages, so I don't even know how many even faves know :-P and that's okay. I haven't really brought it up much. And IRL no one can tell until I mention it.
What happened is, when I was a baby my mom noticed I wasn't moving my right side as much (I want to say in my baby book it says that around 2 months she thought something was wrong.). She kept telling doctors but they just believed I was developing slower on that side. At 7 months, I was trying to crawl using my left hand, and my right elbow on the ground. I didn't like to use my right arm. Mom finally got someone to listen, and they gave me a CAT scan and discovered that at some point, I had a blood clot that burst in my left hemisphere of my brain ( since it controls the right side).
Essentially, it looked as though I had a stroke at some point.
They don't know how or why or even when exactly it occurred-most likely it was trauma during my birth. They gave me a lot of physical therapy and such as a baby, but I've been told the damage is permanent.
Technically it affects my whole right side but mostly it affects my hand. I don't have the same amount of sensation in it-if I touch something with only my right hand without looking, I can't tell you as much about the details of what I'm feeling as I could with my left. It's hard to explain, but there's a difference in what small textures feel like.
I can't stretch my fingers individually, like you would playing an instrument, so that's why I can't type with it or hold a pencil. I also accidentally grip things hard with my right hand and don't realize it. I put my hand in a fist naturally, whenever I am doing something and not thinking about it.
I often lose things if they are in my right hand and I put it down :-P
I also must try shoes on with my left foot.... ohhhh, and I hate car controls. Everything is on the right. I turn the car on with my left, and I wish I could have something other than the windshield wipers and the mirrors on that other side :-P it's also why I drive an automatic. I couldn't drive a manual transmission as it would be too complicated. I'm not that coordinated anyhow :-P
So basically, I'm just very left handed, I do everything that way.
I actually broke my left arm in 2nd grade, and had a cast all the way up to my elbow. I wrote with my hand anyway because I had enough room to move my thumb. Otherwise I couldn't have written anything or gotten anything done at school. :-P
now I will quit rambling....lol. :-P