Carpal tunnel syndrome
Saturday the sixteenth of April, I noticed as I was carrying a bag full of groceries, that my right arm felt dead. Me being me, I had forgotten that I get CTS, I complained to my man. There began my long week of no writing, no interneting, no knitting, and no colouring!
It sucks because I had begun to get into the flow. But when your body tells you rest, you must listen. I spent Sunday wallowing in self-pity, as you do, curled up in bed wondering what the hell I’m supposed to do. Everything I love to do involves using my right hand. Which was why I stuck to the new rule rigidly. I need my right hand. As I write these few sentences, I’ve had to stop and massage my hand, my little finger, and ring finger are cold, sluggish, dead. How did I spend my week? I played Sims! With my left hand. I read a lot of books. I am more drained now than if I had worked hard at writing all week.
I started a bullet journal three weeks ago. It has my daily to-do list. There isn’t anything fancy about it. This coming week I’ll be adding a colour coded productivity graph type thing. I want to track how much time I actually spend on my writing career. My goal is to do it for each week, and then have a monthly recap page. I may let you guys have a peek after a few trials!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t do any poetry either. Will be getting back in the saddle this week as well. Taking one word at a time.