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*dusts off dA journal*

Long time, no journal post and few art posts. You might be wondering why. Well, there are many reasons why, but one of them is that I seem to have developed the beginning symptoms of carpal  tunnel syndrome. Sometimes, I don't have any symptoms for a while and suddenly, I start drawing and it's back in ten minutes. The last time I drew a little something, every five minutes, my fingers would go numb and I'd have to shake it out. The next day, I'd wake up several times, each time with one of my hands numb. Then they'll feel swollen all day. Not cool. It's really annoying, irritating, and frustrating. It shows up mostly when I draw or when I drive. It can be connected to rheumatoid arthritis, which my mom has the early stages of; RA's genetic and while I'm too young to have it now, I could end up with it in the future. I'm not really sure what to do about this aside from sleeping with a wrist brace from time to time since I'm too poor to afford insurance.

I have no shortage of ideas, but I'm just reluctant to start anything large for fear of the CTS symptoms starting in. :( I didn't have CTS symptoms until last summer and I'm inclined to think it's because of my job. I work at a party store where one of our biggest selling items are balloons and sometimes my fingers go numb when tying them. I've worked there a little over two years now and I hate it, but I'm not having any luck currently in my search for something else.

(I hate balloons, by the way. HATE HATE HATE. They're useless and unnecessary.)
  • Listening to: Passion Pit
  • Reading: re-reading A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Eating: Chex Mix
  • Drinking: water

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jenmarii Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey bich
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Hey there! Thank you for adding my illustration of Leonard Nimoy fav.me/d8l7djf to your favs!
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Thanks for the fave!
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nerdboy69 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for checking out my photo manipulated Walking Dead oil paint work, and also the fav ;)
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Palinouros Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for joining :iconanidala: Welcome to the group!
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Thanks for faving our works! :)
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Thanks for the fav :D
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inkvine Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the fav:)
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Thank you for the fav on my Spock! :love:
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Thanks for the fave!
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