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Brrr! - Micole Khemarrica
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Brrr!
Yea, okay so it's 58 degrees F outside (feeling more like 53 with the wind chill), but when you've been happily enjoying 75-85 degree weather, it's a shock to the system.  It doesn't help that my computers rest in the "solar room" which has massive windows and poor insulation.  It's definitely autumn weather.

My job has been going well for the most part.  Every few weeks it seems that one of the neighboring Guckenheimer units has a problem and I get sent over to help, which is both interesting and exasperating.  Interesting because it's different, I see other configurations of this corporate catering environment.  Exasperating because invariably I don't get a break for lunch (they forget and I'm too busy to remember). 

My right thumb and wrist have been a source of worry.  A month after working in the kitchen environment, I got a sudden excruciating pain along the top of my forearm, a 2" steel band of tendon inflamed at a point starting from my wrist.  Taking lots of iburprofen and then something perscribed by the doctor seemed to do only a little to help.  At this point, it's down to a dull ache, but I still have trouble grabbing things or applying pressure to the wrist in rotation (like say, wiping a chalkboard clean to write the next day's menu).  *sigh*  I'm seeing someone who treats RSI (repetitive stress injury) situations to get some stretching exercises and the like in hopes of working this out, because otherwise there may be another surgery in my future and I would rather not do that if at all possible.
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kagur From: kagur Date: November 14th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Ouch

I hope that the exercises do the job and relieve that pain. Happy to hear the new job is going well, but wish you could get lunch, and some wrist relief. I bet you don't feel like gripping a drawing pen either.

As far as the weather goes, down here it is abnormally hot and sunny for November. We've had few overcast days and very little rain, if any.
wyattkelly From: wyattkelly Date: November 26th, 2006 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)
So, when am I gonna see you on Iron Chef America? You are better the Bobby Flay, you make him your bitch! Rock on!
Yes, I'm back in Ohio. What do you want from me?

niall_shapero From: niall_shapero Date: December 3rd, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

OUCH!

Wish you the best in a (non-surgical) recovery. Going under the knife is to be avoided, if possible (yes, "coals to Newcastle", I know). Best wishes for a quick recovery.
niall_shapero From: niall_shapero Date: December 29th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Any improvement?

Is the RSI problem responding to the stretching exercises?
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