Well, I’ll be gone for a while. Today my Army doc diagnosed me with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my right hand. I began experiencing symptoms at the end of the Soldier of the Year competition about a month ago. I thought that the numbness and tingling was a blood flow issue from wearing my heavy pack. I never go to the doctor at the first signs of trouble as things usually resolve themselves. Not this time. I’ve got a splint for my wrist and will be going to physical rehab. If that doesn’t work I’ll go under the knife. The problem has a genetic component which can be passed on. My father had surgery for Carpal Tunnel on both his wrists.
So–no more typing for me for a while. Ouch…gotta go.