Apologies for my absence. I think the last anybody heard from me was that I was going to teach sonnets to 10 year olds, and I still owe you that story. This is not that story.
About 4 years ago I developed this problem where I get these shooting pains, numbness and tingling all down my arm. Turns out to be a bulged disk, or a pinched nerve, or one causing the other, I was never really sure what's going on in there. But at the time I went through the whole MRI process and everything, spend a few months in physical therapy, and it went away.
Until about 3 weeks ago, when it came back with a vengeance. All the same symptoms are there, which lead me to believe that it's the same problem getting worse. A couple of fingers on my right hand are completely numb. Had an MRI earlier this week, have not yet gotten any results. So until then I'm either in pain or on Percoset depending on the time of day you catch me. :)
The end result is that while I've still got control of both arms and all my fingers and can still do my job, it's made it difficult to sit and focus on typing lengthy things, like blog posts. I can only sit at the keyboard for a few minutes before I have to get up and move around and stretch, which makes it very hard to write up a summary of my Shakespeare activities.
With that in mind it's gotten a lot better, so I will try to start posting some new material. Regardless of what MRI says it's likely to be weeks before I'm back to normal.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013