AW: [sw-l] ASL Sign for Chemotherapy?

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Feb 4 16:58:20 UTC 2006

Doesn't yours show the palm facing down, not up? The hand is halfway which shows back of hand up.  I realize the port is just below the shoulder, but I'm not sure how else to show the palm facing correctly, and having the touch for the pinkie, not the index finger.  How's this?

Stefan Wöhrmann <stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE> wrote:
        v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}        st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }                Hi Bill, 
  attached you find my suggestion how to write the sign as I understand your description. 
  There are always several different options ... smile – and it depends on how detailed the spelling is needed. 
  Looking at your spelling – the palm is down not up – so this way it is difficult for the pinky to touch the breast. 
  All the best
  Stefan ;-) 
  Von: owner-sw-l at [mailto:owner-sw-l at] Im Auftrag von Bill Reese
Gesendet: Samstag, 4. Februar 2006 15:12
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Betreff: [sw-l] ASL Sign for Chemotherapy?

  A member of my late-deafened support group was trying to describe a sign he had just learned for "chemo" (chemotherapy).   He described it this way:

"Open four hand, palm up, tap pinky to the chest where a port

would be - just below the shoulder joint, in the meat of the

pectoral muscle"

  That's a little ambiguous to me as I don't know which hand or shoulder, if the fingers are splayed or if the little finger touches once or twice.  If I take it to be the right hand's little finger touching the chest just below the right shoulder, palm up, thumb tucked, fingers splayed, touching just once, would this be correct?


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