The title says it all. Several days ago, my hands and wrists started getting achy, and currently are experiencing minor pain and moderate discomfort. After much research, I have determined the best thing I can do is to avoid activities that led to the carpal tunnel in the first place, such as typing and playing video games.
While I don’t want to take any more time off, the best thing I can do for myself is to temporarily postpone An Orc’s Life until I can get an evaluation from a real doctor, and not just a website. Let this be a warning to others who might be like me. I knew what could cause carpal tunnel, but was arrogant enough to think it wouldn’t happen to me. The biggest thing is to exercise daily, and, of course, do hand/arm stetches/exercises before long bouts of keyboarding, while also taking breaks in between to do more stretches/exercises. If you get it, even typing a few paragraphs like this can be uncomfortable.
All that being said, I’m really going to try and think up ways to keep publishing content. It might not be through An Orc’s Life, because I have several other ideas floating around in my head. If I do think of anything, it would have to be minimal typing, or perhaps I could turn to voice recording. I just don’t know. This sucks. Feel free to leave any thoughts, suggestions, or miraculous cures for carpal tunnel in the comments. Thanks for reading, guys.
P.S. During my hiatus, don’t forget to check out the people in my Skyrim Links section on the right-hand side of my page for more Skyrim goodness.