SciFi Mama

Adventures in raising a geeky child

Injured November 14, 2009

Filed under: Daddy,Mommy — scifimama @ 8:00 am

We’ve had a few injuries around here lately.  First, Ronnie’s computer didn’t get injured so much as it died. It was 6 years old, it was probably time.  That’s like 90 in computer years, right?  That’s why my Halloween pictures are so small, I had to take them from a Facebook posting to get them on the blog.  I couldn’t download pics for a few weeks.  His motherboard went out and we finally got it replaced.

My left wrist is injured as well.  I was told about 10 years ago that I had tendentious in that wrist.  It would hurt from time to time, but for no more than a week at a time.  At the most.  It’s been hurting for close to 6 weeks now.  It’s carpal tunnel.  I have a wrist brace that I have to wear all the time.  And I’m taking a high dose anti-inflammatory.  I hope that it works.  I go back in a month.  If it’s not better I get to see an orthopedist.  My doc said if I go see the ortho, he expects me to have the surgery.  That the surgery is really the best way to fix the problem long term if the less invasive way doesn’t work.

I write with my right hand, but do most other things with my left.  Wearing the brace is a major pain.  It hurts if I wear the brace or not, but I’m wearing it to give it a try.  I’m trying to learn to do things right handed.  Like brush my teeth and eat.  Both are very hard for me.  But I’m trying.  I do try to not let it affect most things.  It’s hard to type, but I still do it. Today we’re going to play with Bob the Builder again.  Then go to Chick Fil A for lunch.  It’s in the mall, so I think we’ll do a bit of shoe shopping.  Paige needs a pair of winter boots.  She loved her boots last year.  And technically it is winter, even if we are still in the upper 70’s.  It’s too cold for her to keep wearing flip flops all the time.  Time to replace one favorite pair of shoes with another.


One Response to “Injured”

  1. Steph Says:

    Hope the meds and brace work with your wrist. I had carpal tunnel issues when I was pregnant with my boys and it caused me a lot of pain. Moms have enough to do we don't need things like braces slowing us down!!

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