Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Not That Again

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Originally uploaded by sm!L3 eMptY s0uL
My job is hurting me physically. I know that sounds dramatic, but it's true. Part of my job is writing letters, lots of them, and I write them by typing them out. I can handle a moderate amount of typing without a problem, but the amount that I do is too much for my left arm. I had wrist surgery to fix torn cartilage over three years ago and the rest of my arm was damaged somewhat as a result of the injury. My arm will never be the same.

I've noticed recently that I'm feeling a type of pain and weakness in my arm that I haven't felt for a long time. And it's disheartening and a bit scary. I got my hair cut today and sitting there with my arm resting at my side I felt pain I haven't felt since before or right after my surgery.

Something has got to give. I guess I'm going to have to start dictating my letters; not a great option for a very visual person, but my arm needs a break. Just another reason for finding another job.


Megan said...

This really makes me sad! Would something like a wrist guard help, or some kind of brace to wear while you are typing? Kind of like the stuff they have people with carpal tunnel wear?

Stefanie said...

Makes me sad too. I think the only thing that will help is least I hope so. Not like I'm going to get much rest. I have a lot of typing to do tomorrow. I don't know what I'm going to do. And the files are really heavy. Thank goodness it's a short week. It's coming at a perfect time.