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and also swears a lot when the other hand touches anything at the wrong angle.

So yesterday I got a random flare up of what I presume is RSI because I can determine no other cause. Can't determine much cause for flare-up either, but hey, RSI. (I have perfect ergonomic set-up at work, and restbreak software, and ridiculous amounts of stress, oh wait.) It manifested by barely being able to use the left hand for anything significant without pain, and got worse from there. Like, "In order to use my right hand to scrunch up this used tinfoil, I shall pick up said tinfoil in my left-- F#$%@ no I won't."

Anyway so I didn't use said hand all yesterday (and yes, am being super careful of the right) and closed computer last night to watch movies and slept really carefully and still found it aching if it lay in the wrong position. Also any given right position became a wrong position after one minute at best.

So I got out of bed with my elbow, washed my right arm with difficulty, didn't even attempt washing my hair, and gave up entirely on the whole bra thing. Currently typing with right hand, restbreak softeware set on paranoid (doing lots of gardening between times), left hand in heatpack so it's warm enough for me to occasionally dare a few gentle squeeze-stretch exercises because circulation is good.

It seems to be getting slightly better.

--Oh Boots, I appreciate your interest in my lap, but there's really no room today.

Today's to-do list includes getting more anti-inflammatories from the chemist; booking in that massage; and getting an upgraded computer so I can use Dragon without everything freezing. (It might even fix Firefox's memory issues too...)

Right hand tiring. Now seems a good time for a walk to the chemist.

Date: 2011-09-10 12:49 am (UTC)
laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Default)
From: [personal profile] laughingrat
Ugggh, I'm really sorry. RSIs are the devil's...something. Well, they're terrible, anyway. It sounds like you have lots of experience with this and are doing what will work. Do you have any therapeutic exercises or stretches you do, too? My OT gave me some for my hands, which I really should do more regularly.

Date: 2011-09-10 01:03 am (UTC)
laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Default)
From: [personal profile] laughingrat
*nods* I had a feeling you were well covered in that department too! Yeah, when your hand hurts so much you can't even do the exercises, it's definitely "curl up with a movie" time. Sigh. :-|

EDIT: Oh, and d'oh, I re-read your post and you mentioned doing exercises. Sorry! *facepalm*
Edited Date: 2011-09-10 01:04 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-09-10 12:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] green_knight
The bad news is that *nothing* fixes Firefox's memory issues. Not even the Firefox development team.

I hope that your RSI will go away soon - it sounds decidedly like Not Fun.

Date: 2011-09-11 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yes, circulation is good, as my years of hypothyroid low blood pressure have proven. After twelve years grooming dogs I do not (yet) have RSI. Continue to be paranoid.

Mary Anne in Kentucky


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