Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Wrists of Fury

This last week, starting with last Friday, has been my worst week for Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) pain in quite a long time. Starting with last Friday I have been getting the oh so lovely burning and stabbing pain in my forearms and wrists. Over the weekend I was reaching into a shopping bag and pain shot up my arm just by grabbing an item inside. All week it’s been little bits of pain here and there. Doing the dishes, grabbing things, just sitting around. To counter it I reduced the amount of time between my forced breaks, I started stretching more and even using a WristWand that one of my coworkers has (note to self, you really need to make one of those for yourself). I guess I can only be preventative once again now, because once you start feeling the pain it’s a little too late. I of course attribute the buildup in RSI stress to two things: 1.

doing more typing at work for my project (that can't be helped, but
I can be careful);
  1. having the Worst. Desk. Evar! And I mean that in all honesty. This is the worst desk I’ve ever had to sit at for an extended period of time.

Hopefully I will be able to correct it, but only time and vigilance will tell. As a point of reference I took two forced breaks in the typing of this short entry.