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Light at the end of the carpal tunnel

I had a meeting with a hand specialist yesterday, and I’m feeling much more cheery as a result: I do indeed have carpal tunnel syndrome but it’s not something I need to worry too much about.

I’m going to have a minor operation, probably in August, and I won’t need to take much more than a week off work. The cure rate – that is, people who have the op and never have to worry about CTS in that hand ever again – is about 87%, and while there’s some muscle damage in my right hand it doesn’t appear to be particularly serious. The symptoms in my left hand may be early signs of carpal tunnel too, but for now they’re not severe.

So that’s nice.

5 replies on “Light at the end of the carpal tunnel”

Good to hear.

August? That gives you a whole month to get some speech to text software working properly. You won’t need to take time off. Cos that’ll work, won’t it?

At least it’d give you a column

HAVING RECENTLY UNDERGONE MINOR HAND SURGERY, Gary Marshall DESICED ITIS TIME TO PUT VOICE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE TO THE TEST:

“Blomqvist cucumber flaptrap….”

By law, any review of speech recognition software should hilariously include all typos, incorrect words and strange marks.

My dad used to use voice recognition. One day it randomly and irreversibly decided that when he said “new paragraph”, it would print “uterus”. What larks!

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