Some people may have noticed in the past few weeks I have been largely absent from doing Friday Night Rants and Powerhour shows and other UO things. Unfortunately I am taking a break not on of own accord.
A few months ago I was playing a lot of Overwatch. Probably more than I should have been. At the time I felt completely fine for several weeks. When I started getting pains in my wrists/hands/fingers I immediately cut way back on computer use and discontinued gaming. Unfortunately it was too late and my carpel tunnel symptoms have continued to worsen despite cutting back on overall computer usage by 80-90%.
I tried to be proactive and went to see the doctor almost 2 months ago. I’ve been dealing with this for 10+ years and knew what was going to happen. Instead of doing the same treatment as last time they have been jerking me around seeing all these specialists and whatnot. It is a complete joke.
It hurts a lot. But that does not really bother me. The problem is a couple days ago it got to the point where I physically could not write for periods of time. Not because of pain but because my fingers would not move the way I wanted them to. Which is a huge problem because I basically can not do my job. Even typing this is quite painful, each key press is like a needle poking my finger.
So I’ll be out of commission for an extended period of time. How long it will take to get back to normal depends on me navigating the incompetence that is the American healthcare system.
Have a Nice day.