I am an occupational Therapy Assistant Student at Pennsylvania State University. It is imperative that you contact your doctor and tell him that you want a referral for OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ...and physical therapy as well. The type of occupational therapist you should be evaluated by should be a CHT, or certified Hand therapist. They would evaluate you, and then design a program to ensure that your muscles do not atrophy. It is not a case of "DO WHAT YOU CAN"...An OT woud put you through what is called "passive range of motion"... Also, they have assistive devices, like reachers, dressing stickes, sock donners, and whole multitude of things to help you (especially since it is you dominant hand). Additionally, they can teach you techniques for doing things with one hand. Most importantly, you need to be evaluated by the OT, and they will be able to tell you if they can help you in any way, like preserving what muscle function you do have. Good luck, and go call your Dr. right now and ask for the referral!!