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    Saturday, August 19, 2006

    Limp Wrists

    I have been suffering from sore wrists. No, they aren't sore from massive masturbation! It's almost like arthritis. They ache and I have no strength at all. I can hardly lift a glass to drink. It's affecting my job.

    I don't think it's carpal tunnel syndrome because my hands are fine. I'm afraid it may be from my new laptop. It sits higher than the old one. I've been trying not to use it to see if my wrists feel better. I guess they are slightly better.

    I did a job in one of the malls yesterday and had a freaky thing happen that I'm not sure has to do with my wrists. I was carrying my tools and when I went to set them down, my index finger would not bend. It didn't hurt. It just wouldn't bend. Finally, it just snapped into place. Weird, huh?

    ~~ an aside ~~ I Googled limp wrist looking for images and was barraged by gay sites like this. I had forgotten that limp wrists had, at one time symbolized a gay man. (Now I will receive hits because I put the words gay man on this page.)

    18 comments:

    Manny said...

    I just hate anything that is limp!

    I hope they get better sweetie. Try a wrist band.

    I posted new at the same time you were hitting me. Come back!

    Manny said...

    Seriously, a couple friends of mine have to wear wrist bands. They say they help alot.

    SignGurl said...

    Limp is bad for anything except noodles.

    I'll give the wrist bands some thought. I just don't wanna look like an invalid.

    The Savage said...

    tell people you are trying to learn how to bowl and you can't quite decide if you bowl better left handed or right handed..... or you could just go see a doctor ya know....

    SignGurl said...

    Doctors are the devil!

    cadbury_vw said...

    that really sucks. i ocassionally have pain and spasm issues like that

    google: lack of strength in wrists

    http://ergonomics.about.com/od/treatmentprevention/tp/prevwristrsi.htm

    Manny said...

    I want to party, but I can't because of my house guest. Maybe I should just hide some absolut in my clothes hamper.

    DZER said...

    obviously, you do need to do more stroking, and with both hands, to build those muscles ... I'm sure Mr. Sign will appreciate! heh

    Single With Cat said...

    Sounds a lot like tendonitis which can easily be triggered by a computer keyboard (or any other reptitive type motion). The index finger sounds like something called "trigger finger" which is tendon related as well. 800 mg of Ibuprofen 3 times a day usually relieves the symptoms in 2-3 days. Vitamin B6 is also helpful.
    Whatever you do, take care of it now. I've had three surgeries on tendons in my wrist area and I started out with the exact symptoms you are describing.

    barman said...

    Sign, something else you may want to consider. They do make wrist rests that you can place in front of the keyboard. This might help relieve the stress in your wrists. I have one at work and sometimes it anoys me but other times it is comforting to have it in place.

    I wonder if you could just roll up a towel (maybe with something it it if it is not big enough) to see if a wrist rest makes any difference for you.

    Hey good luck.

    Suze said...

    Jenn, you could try plugging an external keyboard in and see if that alleviates the problem.

    We have to keep you in tip top shape for blogging, we can't afford to loose you.

    Manny said...

    Come out and play!

    Kristen said...

    Oh, I hope your wrists start to feel better!!!!

    Nonny said...

    Too funny.

    It still could be carpel tunnel syndrome, even if your fingers don't hurt. But the one finger locking up sounds like osteoarthritis.

    Sal said...

    Maybe massive masturbation will help! Tee hee

    Sal said...

    Maybe massive masturbation will help! Tee hee

    Manny said...

    Psst, I think good ol' Sal may be stuck on masturbation. He did it twice. LMAO

    crabcake said...

    GASP! You said, "gay". ahhhhhhhhhhhh ha ha ha!

    I used to have to tape mine with medical tape when I was writing a lot.

    My two index fingers get numb sometimes which is a weird thing. But that mostly happens when I masturbate too much.