Already. Goodness. Soon it will be snowing. Seriously I’m expecting it to snow sometime before Halloween. It usually does every year, and from what I’m hearing it’s going to be another long, cold winter.
I’ve pretty much abandoned this blog like I’ve done for the past couple months or so. Aside from a halter ordered for Valentine…
… I, once again, haven’t been up to very much.
While my wrists aren’t in constant, throbbing pain like they were a few weeks back, they still hurt me when I use them too much. I’m at a loss at what to do really… and I don’t know what it IS, aside from pain. It’s very frustrating.
My overly-dramatic mind keeps jumping to the “future,” wondering if this is something that’s going to haunt me for the rest of my life. I’ve been thinking about going back to school, but what I’m thinking of studying involves computer work and repetitive movements of the wrists. Ah! Just perfect right? Let’s get a degree in something I may not be able to do later on down the road! Yay!
I need to stop thinking worst-case scenario and be realistic.
But what if that IS realistic? And why do I let myself get so worked up about it?
Going back to school stresses me out enough as it is. I need to learn how to relax and not freak out over things that may not actually happen.
All that aside, I’m here still. Lurking, reading… occasionally posting stuff on MH$P… *cough* ^_^ Hope you all are well.
One thought on “October’s halfway gone…”
I took Comp Sci with RSI, I just made sure to take my own wrist wrest and to get permission to use a mouse that was more ergonomic for me. It’s the mouse-work that kills me, rather than typing, so at home I use a graphics tablet. I promise you, it will feel like things are improving, just hang in there. If the pain’s worth it in exchange for playing the piano, you’ll play as well as you hoped, and be all the more amazing to people listening when they find out you’re playing with a disability 😉
My doctor explained to me that basically, my tendonitis was probably from micro-tearing in my tendons, and that those tiny injuries are really hard for a body to heal, because it’s not so good at judging when the job’s done. Because of that, the healing process can go in stops and starts, because when the body thinks it’s done, the inflammation goes down, which means the pain goes down. That of course, means you feel okay using your hands, which reminds the body “hey, still hurt here”, and locks you up with inflammation and pain again. It took about 12 weeks before that stopped causing me huge problems, but your mileage could vary 🙂
Keep your chin up!