November 29, 2003

Typing too much

I haven't seen this problem on anyone else: a large lump from typing. I don't know what it is, but it hurts.

When I bend my right hand toward the floor, I want to scream...and it has gotten worse. You don't realize how often you move that way until something hurts. "Don't know what cha got til it's gone" (insert disdainful and why-is-my-body-betraying-me sigh -here-).

My hand doesn't fall asleep, and I grasp things. This monster on my hand isn't carpal tunnel. But I cannot bend!!!!

I'll probably have to get one of these nasty "computer braces".

5449.jpg Alimed

Very pretty :-(

Posted by Amanda Cochran at November 29, 2003 9:29 AM
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I dunno, Amanda. I don't think you can get a lump like that from typing. I think typing makes whatever it is feel worse, but I don't think typing is the cause. You should definitely see a doctor. Good luck!

Posted by: Paige at November 29, 2003 1:42 PM

I remember in junior high school getting a bump on my right middle finger, where my pen rested when I wrote. That bump In this age of computers, do students still get that particular bump? Amanda, have you looked into egronomics and things such as whether your chair is the proper height? Back when I was still working on my dissertation, it wasn't uncommon for me to spend 12-16 hours a day in front of my computer, and I still go through stretches like that -- when, for instance, the 40 blogs I support suddenly start crashing :(.

http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/AHTutorials/typingposture.html

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at November 29, 2003 3:10 PM

Hey DRAMA QUEEN! LOL... You do have some good taste in music though---"Don't know what you've got till its gone" I think by Cinderella. 80s Rock. You'll learn to love it, eventually. :) Just like Def Lepard. See ya tomorrow.

Posted by: Amy at November 29, 2003 7:02 PM

Amanda, you probably have something along the lines of STRESS! You could be typing so hard and so fast that you could have suffered from a stress fracture. If I were you, over Christmas, go get it checked out. :)

Posted by: Jen at December 2, 2003 9:26 AM
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