Evening Reddit, IAmA man who was born with 12 fingers and no opposable thumbs, AMA!
Good evening Reddit,
I was born with 6 fingers on each hand with no opposable thumbs, the idea to do this AMA came from a post I saw on the front page about polydactylism. I am 21 years of age and a university student in the UK and this has always been something which arouses curiosity so I hope you all find this mildly interesting.
There are some difficulties regarding my condition but thanks to a great plastic surgeon specialist and countless vital hospital staff I have an (almost) perfect set of hands. My biggest issue was of course being born without opposable thumbs but the operations in my very early years rectified this situation by removing one extra digit on each hand and turning the other extra digit into an opposable thumb effectively.
Some things are a pain in the arse and will never cease to be such as buttoning up shirts. I am happy to report however unless it's mentioned in conversation I hardly ever notice my hands are different from everybody else's.
Here's a link to some pictures of my hands, an example of my writing and a picture for proof reasons. http://imgur.com/a/nSxwg
Here's my twitter, https://twitter.com/Hamboy00
Please feel free to AMA!
Going to have a few hours kip now before I go into placement tomorrow, I will be available to answer all day tomorrow too so keep the questions coming and i'll respond as soon as I can, goodnight folks.