That was a slightly longer break than I intended to have, but never mind!
My carpal tunnel is a million times better than it was before. In fact, I haven't really had any associated pain or tingliness for quite a while. I went to the UK for a month and a half and really didn't use the computer much during that time, apart from to do work (yes I worked while I was back, so I didn't really have a random 6 week holiday. That would be nice though!), and I think that helped. I also changed my whole work configuration in Japan so I now have a nice ergonomic keyboard and mouse pad and am generally being much more conscious of how I sit and what my arms are doing while I work. So hopefully this will prevent it from coming back or getting worse!
If anyone reading this ever gets carpal tunnel or something similar, I really recommend acupuncture. I went before I went back to England and that made me go from pretty much constant pain and tingling to pretty much no pain and tingling, which lasted for a couple of weeks, so I would definitely recommend trying it! I was pretty sceptical before I went but it really worked!
I've been back in Japan for a week now, and I have to say that I really missed Japan while I was in England! I've never really felt that as strongly before, so maybe that's a sign that I've made much more of a life for myself here than I had before. Big changes are afoot in the next couple of months though so that may change. Oooh, mysterious!
One thing that I did not do while I was back in England was read a lot. I think I finished two books, for the whole 6 weeks that I was back. I was having a reading slump, I think. It happens! I did spend a lot of time with family and friends and that is probably better than shutting myself off with a book. It's a pity though because my parents have loaaaads of books so it would have been a good opportunity to raid their bookshelves. Oh well!
Anyway. I'm back, yayyy! I will try to be a good blogger and actually update fairly regularly.
Welcome back! I'm so glad that you're feeling much better! I've never had acupuncture and hope I'll never need it because I've never had much desire to become a pincushion, ha!返信削除
What is this mystery/changes I'm hearing about? I'm intrigued!!!
I was scared of acupuncture before going but it really wasn't too bad! The only bad thing about it is that there was one spot that made me feel kind of sick (I had to lie down for a while - apparently this is a sign that you are suited to acupuncture), and I got a little bruise on my arm from one needle, but other than that it was completely fine!削除
I will explain all when everything is concrete and sorted. It's not THAT exciting though, haha.
I think it's amazing and insane that you can make someone ill or better just by tapping the right spot. Can you imagine all the trial and error (even scarier) historically involved in hammering out the art of acupuncture?削除
Yeah, it's crazy when you think about it! It would be a fascinating thing to read a book about! I'm glad that I went to one that my friend regularly goes to, I would have been too scared to try it otherwise! Hehe.削除