The Joys Of Blogging - Sarcasm Inserted Here!

When i started up my blog, i had wanted it to be an online diary - i use to love keeping a written diary when i was younger, and had them throughout the years, up until my teens.

For the past year i have dedicated a lot of time ( and typing ) into my blog, and i am so happy with where i am at now. So much so, 2018 is the year i become self employed with it! Fingers crossed.

If you haven't followed me long, then you will not be familiar with 'the joys of blogging' - it is my catch phrase when i am feeling the strain, the strain on my hands.


I first went the doctors with hand pains in 2009 - nearly 8 years ago,when i was pregnant with my daughter Alessia. They put it down to being 'over used' and if i am honest, they brushed me off and said take some pain killers.

I thought nothing of it, as going to the doctors, we are suppose to get the answers aren't we?. Fast forward to 2014,we had moved areas and this is where i started working as a community carer, and this is where the pain spiralled. I was in so much pain, but thought i was over using my hands-  manually lifting clients, writing out paper work - just keep taking the pain killers and they will work - at some point!.

I could not take the pain anymore and one night rang 111 - which is the number you call initially to get some advice for a concern you have and they assist you on the next step. I was in tears by this point, they advised me to keep my hand warm and had an appointment the following day.

This is where i heard the words Carpal Tunnel. I had never heard of it before and did not know what it was. It is actually a common condition that causes tingling sensation in the hand and arm, pain and numbness .

Unfortunately the doctor i initially saw did not carry out the tests for this diagnosis - which is to check over your wrists and look at all the symptoms you have experienced, i do feel that if he had then it would not be as bad as it is now.

I have wrist supports for when it needs that extra bit of help, and if i have been blogging throughout the day for long periods of time, then the dull aching and pain throughout the night can keep me up til the early hours, but for now i am plodding on and making the most out of a bad situation.

I would love to know if any of you suffer from any injuries, that could of been prevented or at least helped along the way. Or if you have any advice on Carpal Tunnel, i wold love to know :)

18 comments

  1. It's strange I'd never heard of carpal tunnel before and then in the past fortnight I've heard it mentioned by three separate people who have it! I don't know much about it but I hope you manage to find some relief x

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  2. Sounds really painful. I don’t know anything about the condition unfortunately but I really hope you get the help and relief you need.

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  3. I don't have any experience or advice I'm afraid, but I really hope that your discomfort subsides soon :)

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  4. Ouch! I hope it subsides quickly! I had it a bit during my first pregnancy and it was very painful. Sending lots of love xx

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  5. I suffer with CP pain. I've had it for around 4 years now. I find soaking my hands in a bowl of warm water really helps! I really hope I can avoid having an operation for it, but if needs must...

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  6. Oh no I hope it eases for you if you are wanting to stick with blogging and make your money from it. I find I am sat at the laptop for so long every day

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  7. I had Carpal Tunnel when I was pregnant but thankfully it disappeared again a few month after. I found keeping my hands and arms moving helped

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  8. I don't have any advice but I once had a colleague suffer from it and it caused her such pain. I think we all use so much technology with our hands these days that it's becoming more and more common.

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  9. I have no advice on this as I have never suffered from it but I know people who have. I guess taking regular breaks would help.

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  10. Poor you, carpal tunnel is awful. I've suffered a few times in my life but fortunately not for a few years. Take care x

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  11. Oh no! What a nightmare for you as a blogger, I hope it eases soon.

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  12. Oh gosh this has made me gulp a little. I suffer really badly with numbness in my hands, mainly at night!

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  13. I haven't heard of this condition before, but it sounds awful. If there's a lot of pain in your hands it can make all sorts of things difficult

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  14. This sounds so painful! I feel terrible for you xxx

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  15. My friend said it's really painful. I told her to just pray and to really see a doctor for treatment.

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  16. It's not fun. I've had it before, and supports / ibuprofen saw me through it. Good luck dealing with it!

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  17. Oh that sounds very painful, maybe see if you can get a piece of software that dictates for you to stop you using your hands and see if that helps

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  18. I've not suffered with Carpel Tunnel issues before, but it does sound extremely painful :( I can recommend Dragon Dictation app though, that might help with things? x

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