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If I had a credit card, I’d probably be buying an electric drum kit right now

Not that I can afford one, or play one, or find anywhere to put one, but I’d really like one anyway. For the sake of my hands it’s probably for the best.

This is just a quick post to apologise yet again for the lack of blogging, and for the rather abrupt emails I’ve been sending lately. I’m waiting to see a hand surgeon at the end of this month; for now I’m on high doses of Ibuprofen so I can work, but the hands aren’t really up to any extra-curricular typing. I’m 99% sure it’s Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and while pain is a relatively infrequent symptom it doesn’t take much time before my hands do a weird seizing-up thing that makes it hard to type.

There’s a certain irony to all of this: nine months ago I quit smoking for the good of my health, and thanks to the weight I put on and the fact I no longer get up from the computer every 30 mins for a smoke, my RSI has gone from minor irritant to probably-needs-surgery. Thanks, not-smoking! Thanks a bunch!