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June 6, 2011

Not writing

I'm not writing. No blogging, no Twitter, no E24. I have tendinitis, a repetitive strain injury, in my right hand. My physiotherapist says it's probably De Quervain syndrome. I just know that I have a bump on my right wrist, and writing (typing or by hand), as well as using a mouse or trackpad, hurts - and keeps hurting for days.

I can read. I can dance. But I can't write. I am slowly typing this with my left hand. For almost as long as I can remember, writing has been my all-purpose solution - my work, my fun, my therapy. Without it, I don't feel like myself - but I will be back.

Posted by Julie at June 6, 2011 6:21 PM

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I'm really sorry to hear about your injury, Julie. I hope you recover swiftly and once again get to perform your favorite activity without obstacle. :-)

Posted by: Alexander Krivács Schrĝder at June 7, 2011 8:52 AM

I suppose this means that you talk twice as much??

Scary thought......

Anyway - get well soon!

Posted by: Ingar at June 10, 2011 10:54 AM

You poor thing. I am very sorry to hear about this: I had something similar last year, and it lasted a little over a year until it fully went away. At least when you miss writing most, you can take solace in the fact that your readers miss you writing more. That is the highest accord one can claim from one's profession, I feel.

Posted by: Daniel M Harrison at July 26, 2011 11:59 PM