I can type again – RSI Update

Just a quick follow-up on my RSI (repetitive stress injury).

Man, this takes a long time to heal.  Since I saw the doctor last month I’ve read arranged my computer workstation and it’s helped a lot.  I installed an adjustable keyboard tray and that has improved the angle at which my arms sit while I am typing.  I’ve changed to a Evoluent vertical mouse.  It’s a bit weird at first but rotating the arm 90 degrees while mousing has really helped.  Finally I got one of those split keyboards from Mircosoft – hate to admit this but this keyboard really works.  It changes the angle on my arms to a more natural position and really reduces the stress.

At work I’ve learned to use the mouse with my left hand so I don’t over use my right side but I still need to get a new keyboard for the office.

Altogether it’s working but anytime you get this it takes forever to heal.  But I hope that I’ll be able to get back to a more regular blogging schedule now that I moving past this problem.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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