Ho ho! I hope you appreciate the Final Fantasy-related pun in the title of this post. And no, this is not some kind of “I live in a constant state of low HP” pity-piece. I am not fishing for sympathy, though I of course empathize with people in suffering even while taking a slight jab at the other legitimate whiners out there. You know who you are.
Anyway, so it’s not any kind of emotional or depressive pain I’m having to blog through. It’s a physical pain. While I’d love to blog much, much more and daily create the “long-winded” style of analyses and reviews we have come to be known for, I’ve developed an acute discomfort in the muscle of my left wrist, below the base of the thumb. I am quite sure the pain is not the result of wielding my scarlet rapier. I’m convinced it is from writing. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword.
So then why write to make it worse? The only reason I’m writing about it is to see if anyone has a Hi-Potion I could maybe borrow and not give back? Barring the pharmaceuticals, maybe someone out there can relate. Have you had to wrestle through a similar pain? If so, what have you done about it?
I’ve already tried mayonnaise, salty balut, and the feces of a Catoblepas but nothing has alleviated it.
I was tormented (to evoke 2017 hyperbole) by this pain several months ago. Tediously stretching the muscle over the course of a quarter of a fortnight and liberally applying heating pads staved off the utter anguish for a little while. Now it seems the old nemesis of chronic uncomfortableness has returned. And as a child of the modern era, I refuse to abide uncomfortableness! Is it carpet-tunnel?
Help! I shall not be silenced by a mere tendon!
-The Well-Red Mage