Sunday, November 28, 2010

Checking In: Still Unplugged

Being unplugged for a week can be quite refreshing, don't you think? I had to fight the urge to check my e-mail every few seconds, and I confess I wasn't completely unplugged the entire time. Hence my Twitter and Facebook activity (but even that was minimal). I spent a good deal of Friday avoiding sales and crowds and instead settled in front of the television for a Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit marathon while I addressed holiday cards, wrote personal notes, and prepared the cards for mailing. By bedtime I could tell I was in trouble.

You see, I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Most of the time it's manageable, with only minor flare ups here and there. Still, Saturday morning came and I was determined to finish those cards. One thing I learned about pregnancy early on was that it can exacerbate problems like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. And in the last few months, I have discovered that to be oh so true. Especially this weekend. So . . . My plan to come back after a week is being extended just a little longer. I appreciate your patience. Please do drop me a comment and let me know what you're reading, whether or not you'd recommend it or just to say hi!


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19 comments:

  1. Carpal Tunnel is no joke -- I feel like every now and again I get a sore wrist when I'm at my computer all day, so I can't even imagine if it were more severe. Take your time -- we will all be here when you return!

    I'm currently reading Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner. I quite like it, but I have the Count of Monte Cristo that I'm a bit behind in reading with The Literary Lollipop's readalong!

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  2. I get carpal tunnel flareups occasionally, in my right hand. Since I'm wearing a sling on that arm again, it's not an issue right now, though. :-) Hope it feels better soon, Wendy!

    I'm taking a short blogging break later this week, after NaBloPoMo is over, but I don't think I'll completely "unplug" either.

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  3. Hope you feel better soon, Wendy! We'll be here when you get back.

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  4. I can't tell you how many times I have used Law and Order SVU as background noise to help keep me company while doing rather mundane tasks :)

    I am so sorry that you are hurting; I hope this passes soon.

    Alas, I have not done much reading in the past several weeks, but I am looking forward to escaping with a few Christmas books this weekend.

    Take care of yourself, and that dear sweet baby.

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  5. Pregnancy does make problems like carpal tunnel worse. Take advantage of this time and relax and take it easy!

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  6. Oh, I am sorry to hear that your carpal tunnel is flaring up, and I had no idea that pregnancy made that worse! I hope that you are feeling better soon and that you and the little one remain healthy!

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  7. I had very bad carpal tunnel and nothing made it better until I went to an osteopath. After 6 months of specialists and injections and the whole bit, the osteopath cured me in two visits! I don't know if that would work for everyone, but just a suggestion...

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  8. Hi! :-D

    Bummer about the carpal tunnel. :-( Hope it clears up soon.

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  9. Ooh, sorry to hear about the CTS. I hope that the unplugging of technology will help ease it. I love the new purple look of your blog :)

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  10. Take care of yourself!!

    I developed tendonitis while I was writing my first book AND working fulltime at a newspaper. I had physical therapy and still do exercises for it - and it still flares up occasionally. Feel better!

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  11. Hi! I spent the weekend unplugged (and at a youth retreat) myself, and let me tell you, it's refreshing to not feel the need to check your phone, your facebook, your email, every 5 seconds...

    take care of yourself and take your time being unplugged...

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  12. Love the purple!
    Give yourself a rest and don't come back too soon.
    Got a couple audios going. The End Times (book of Revelation), The Girl Who Played with Fire, and for the commute I'm starting This Present Darkness.

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  13. Hope the situation improves soon, Wendy!

    I've recently finished An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd (new Bess Crawford series), The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear, The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer, and a couple of others that I've not had time to review yet.

    I was so pleased that I liked the new Bess Crawford better than the first one. Of course, Maisie Dobbs is always a pleasure.

    Rest and read!

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  14. Unplugging is such a gift that we should give ourselves more often. Take care of that wrist!!

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  15. I hope you have lots of great books to read in your extended time away from the computer! I'm reading By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan, and picked up the second book in a YA series (The Scorch Trials) that I hope to have time to read soon.

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  16. Sorry to hear about the carpal tunnel, I hope it clears up soon for you.

    I'm impressed you have your Christmas cards ready for mailing already! I normally have mine made by now..but this year I am so behind..I finally started them last night. Yikes!

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  17. I'm sorry to hear about your condition. Take your time, Wendy. I miss you and hey, I wanted to let you know that I've received the books you sent me (my mom told me I have a package from you)! Thank you!

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  18. Oh Wendy, carpal tunnel is yuck! Hope you are feeling better and resisting the urge to get on the computer! :)

    Enjoy the blogging break and just get back to us when you are feeling better.

    Currently I'm reading The House at Riverton. Have you read it? Very good!

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  19. Sorry to hear that your carpal tunnel is acting up. I had a gal who worked for me who went through the same thing during her pregnancy. The good news is that hers cleared up after she had the baby!

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