i went to the doctor this morning and was told that i have carpal tunnel syndrome in my right wrist. radness! or rather, not at all, since i depend on use of said appendage in order to make a living. the doc gave me a prescription for a brace, so that i can claim the cost with my health insurance: i am very glad for this, cuz otherwise i wasn’t going to use my student coverage, which would’ve pissed me off as it was a mandatory expense when i registered for a course this fall.
now i’ve got a bionic wrist.
sadly, the brace is that shitty fake-honky-flesh-tone colour. wtf?!! why not make it purple or green or red? or even plain black? that’d be sweet, actually, cuz it already has a corset-like set of brass eyelets down the length of it, with laces that are attached to velcro straps: make it black, add some lace, and it’d be really sexy. hey! i think i have a new product for my next craft-selling venture! etsy, here i come.
one more comment on the odd choice of colour for this device: it is going to be hell to keep clean. srsly, when i’m not doing computer stuff, i’m usually involved with something messy like food or paint. this light-coloured brace is going to get very dingy very quickly. also, bike grease! there is a lot of bike grease in my life, and it sticks to things.
yeah, this’ll be fun.
well, except that i’m not supposed to ride a bike now, because it puts too much pressure on the nerves in my hand. i was thinking about this as i biked home from the pharmacy, all braced-up, and have an idea that an upright cruiser-style with coaster brakes could work quite well. to be honest, it was cycling that really pushed me into getting checked out by the doctor, cuz the numbness in my fingers was making it difficult to brake effectively. but if all i had to do is back-pedal, that’d be fine.