So fast, so numb

Halfway through training day #2 and I still have no feeling in my right thumb.  I have an appointment with my doctor Friday morning.  Someone has come by my office to make sure my desk is ergonomically sound.  My mouse has been moved to my left hand (which is a bit of a challenge). I’ve been given a kind of thing to put around my right arm just under my elbow.  I’m hoping the doctor can just give me a shot and be done with it.  I’ve been getting dull pains near my elbow (ulnar nerve) as well as in my right forearm, and I think they are all related.

Four more hours of training to go today.  It’s sunny and warm out.  And I’m hoping to get the final draft of the February story wrapped up tonight.

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About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.