So, things are a little rocky at the moment.
Those of you that know that I have wrist problems, you're one step ahead of everyone else. For those who don't know, starting in 2008, I started developing wrist problems where I could not bend or put any pressure on them without causing a sharp pain to emanate from my wrists and the backs of my hands. Of course, back then it would only last about a week at a time, and only in my right wrist. Naturally, with such a short suffering period, I didn't give it much thought. Also, before some of you make the joke I know you're going to make, don't bother. I'm left-handed, so the joke's on you.
Anyway, since about November 2011, it's been getting progressively worse. I'm at the point right now where the pain from bending the wrist is constant, my hands shake and lose grip. I'm actually at about 1/4 of the grip strength that I SHOULD have. The normal average for a mid-20s male is approx. 85 lbs. of pressure. My right hand puts out 20, and my left puts out 30. In other words, I can't grip worth shit.
After seeing a few doctors and going through a few tests, I'm being put on sick leave for about 3-4 months. FUN.
Sure, the time away from work will free up more time for my design/music work, but because of my damn wrists, I'm forced to take frequent breaks. So basically, my days are spent as such:
15-30 minutes at a time playing video games on the Xbox 360.
15-30 minutes at a time doing various music/design work on the computer.
At least 2 hour-long naps per day.
Along with all this, I take a few minutes here and there to do some extremely light chores. It's extremely strange to operate this way, not too mention it's probably running up the electric bill, since I don't shut down most of my devices between breaks. Hopefully I'll be able to motivate myself to go outside once in a while. I may not be an active person, but being inside for longer than 30 consecutive hours at a time does strange things to a person.
Also, as much as it hurts, I know I should do light activities with my hands every so often. After all, if you don't use it, you lose it. So the saying goes.
And no, masturbation does not count as "light activity".
Juuuust in case anyone was thinking it.
Also, I get random jerky movements/twitches from time to time, which is definitely an annoyance. I can't even begin to tell you how frustrating it is to miss a button several times in a row on a register.
Sometime soon, I should be getting an MRI scan done. Hopefully then this half-decade of wrist problems will be over. Or I at least hope to be on the path to recovery.
always fighting the gravity