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02 November 2010 @ 08:46 pm
repetitive motion injury  

Last night my wrist started hurting. It felt thick, like it needed to be popped (a very familiar sensation, from working four years on the slime line in a cannery), but I couldn’t get it to pop. I took some aspirin and went to bed and noticed it was still vaguely thick-feeling this morning. It didn’t hurt, though, until I scooped Young Indiana up and swept him around in the fashion I usually do. And my wrist went “HEY MOTHERF*CKER WATCH WHAT YOU’RE DOING!”

So now I have a wrist brace, because six months of baby-slinging has damaged me where decades of millions of words typed haven’t. Sheesh.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
tamagotamago on November 2nd, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
That's why an actual baby sling is really, really useful.
Marithmarith on November 3rd, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
Hennnnry, you broke your mom! Someday this may be told as an entertaining anecdote by her embarrassing friends. You have been warned, sir. :)

Also, ow, and I hope the brace helps!
Myles Corcoranmylescorcoran on November 3rd, 2010 09:29 am (UTC)
I've had something similar with both kids, thankfully not long lasting, and the more obvious lower back pain increasing with the increasing weight of offspring until they're convinced I can no longer actually carry them everywhere.

Whiskey and hot water bottles were my salvation.