Friday, January 26, 2007

Tantrums Cause Personal Injury

For the past couple of days I've had an odd, and most irritating, sensation in my left hand. There's a tingling numbness that spreads from my wrist, up one side of the palm and into my little finger and half of the ring finger.

I didn't think much of this at first, but when it persisted I sought advice and Googled my symptoms. The first results indicated that I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which was frightening, but after some frantic further reading I was, luckily, able to sigh "oops, wrong fingers". After a little more searching, I came across something that explained why this had happened. Apparently, there's a nerve in my elbow that, when damaged, causes the above annoyance.

So I began thinking about how I could have bruised this nerve. And then it came to me.

On Tuesday, I was filling in the daily sales ledger, at work, and had got all the way across the various columns before realising I'd mixed them up and put the previous day's sales in the column devoted to last week's sales. You might be surprised to know that I threw a wobbler. And smacked my elbows repeatedly into the desk whilst biting ferociously into my pen.

And now I'm paying the price. It's taking me twice as long to type because the numbness is causing me to hit the wrong keys and make typo after typo. It's driving me mad, but it should have taught me a valuable lesson: SORT OUT MY BLOODY ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES!

In other news, it was my day off today. Being the fool that I am, I ventured over to Food Place to get a few bits of shopping. Actually that was my pretext - I really just wanted to go over and see how the place looked now that the refit has been completed. And the answer is, bloody good. They've finally got the shabby old shed looking rather nice, bright and colourful.

1 comment:

Al said...

Hope the hand is better soon!