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Last night, I sat down and grabbed the paper...then dropped it in shock. There was this sudden and very sharp pain piercing my left hand, and I looked at it thinking I might have banged it on something. I couldn't see anything wrong with it, and still can't, but when I woke up this morning the pain was even worse and by now, it's excruciating. It's not just my hand and wrist anymore, it shoots out to the shoulder, too. I wonder what it can be. Maybe I've trapped a nerve or something? It's not red, swollen or hot(ter) to the touch so I doubt it's an infection...and RSI? Well, it's possible I suppose...but I can't see myself as an RSI-victim!
If it's not better by tomorrow, I think I'll go see my GP about it.

Anyway, as a right-handed person, I never realised how much I actually do use and need my left. Such simple everyday occurances as getting dressed or carrying a foodtray to the table in the office canteen, all of a sudden have become major obstacles.


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Jun. 5th, 2003 03:36 pm (UTC)
Poor you. Sounds very nasty. I hope it's better very soon - if not you must go and see your GP. There must be something they can do. You can get some really neat little plastic wrist supports if it turns out to be carpal tunnel - just the thing to wear with your bikini while basking on an Italian beach.

Robbie Williams?! Good grief! I know you admitted to Madonna, but Robbie? I mean. He's so...infantile. And all that. Honestly. Robbie Williams......And yes, I like him too. Just never dared admit it to anyone. There - it's out now. Please don't tell.
Jun. 6th, 2003 06:01 am (UTC)
Re: Ouch
Robbie Williams?! Good grief! (..) Honestly, Robbie Williams....

Knew I'd get a rise out of you over that. Yes, Robbie Williams. Infantile, and all that, I know - but I happen to like that. So there.
And don't worry - your secret's safe with me.
Jun. 6th, 2003 10:54 am (UTC)
Please be really careful! I had a bout of RSI two years ago, and it took months of retraining all my computer, sitting and walking habits (Mensendieck)! I work out twice a week now, and it's still a weak spot. Never ignore that stuff!
Jun. 10th, 2003 08:04 am (UTC)
Thanks for your concern, and advice!

I know I may come over a bit flippant at times, but I do assure you that if there's one thing I'm careful of, it's my health. And this -what I have now- may not be RSI (instead, it's your bog standard tendonitis), but it may still be worth watching it. So I will heed my GP and not overdo it for the time being...

At least, it's given me an excuse not to try those bloody handstands again in yoga class!;-)
Jun. 10th, 2003 08:29 am (UTC)
Re: Cheers!
Eh...waarom schrijven wij elkaar in het Engels, vraag ik me opeens af? Hoezo absurd...
Ik ben blij dat het niks ernstigs is. Stel je voor, geen internet...hoewel er natuurlijk voice-reposnse software is.
Ga je toevallig soms ook naar de Harvest over twee weken?
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