Along with getting my new computer I’ve been spending several hours over the last two weeks typing on different keyboards and doing things on the keyboard that my wrists are not used to, like using a touch pad vs. a mouse. That second computer that I got – the keyboard was so complicated to use that I think I injured my wrist trying to type on it!
I now have tendonitis in my right wrist.
It hurts to twist, bend, grip, lift, push, pull or otherwise putting pressure on it. And I’ve been a big whiney baby about the whole thing.
I do wish the pain would go away, but meanwhile I’ve got my husband home to be my home health aid and nanny. He’s bringing me ice packs and ibuprofen periodically, wrapping my wrist, preparing all the meals, and changing diapers (on the kids ).
I feel totally fine, and can do just about anything… well, about anything that doesn’t require two hands! Normally when he stays home it’s because I’m near-deathly ill with some sort of cold or flu, and incapable of going out or anything – so I feel like a cheat and a wimp asking him to stay home to help me.
I’m sure with a little rest of this wrist, I’ll be back to normal, but it sure is nice knowing that I’ve got the support of my husband who is capable of taking time off of work to help me out. Do you know how awesome it is to have handsome, rugged, and strong in home care?
In all seriousness, I’m thankful that I do not actually require home health care to function fully – but I can now see what my long-term disability insurance guy was saying about not wanting his wife who had carpal tunnel home alone with his kids… It’s just about impossible to do anything when your wrist is non-functional!