Taking A Break


My week of no computer use has come and gone, and my hands are still bothering me, although I think they might be getting a little bit better…maybe. I have another appointment with the hand doctor on December 27, so I’m going to continue my computer hiatus until then to see if anything else happens.

Happy holidays!


For the past couple of months, I’ve been dealing with an issue with my hands that is exacerbated by (and may be caused by) using the computer. It isn’t carpal tunnel syndrome or anything specific like that; I’ve seen a doctor and had a lot of tests, and the conclusion is that I’ve just overused my hands.

Despite cutting way back on my computer use, my hands are still giving me hell, so I’m going to take a full week off the computer. That means I won’t be blogging, using Twitter or Facebook, e-mailing, etc.

I’ll be back on December 20, hopefully with good news.


About Mik Wilkens

Writer of fantasy, science fiction, and other speculative fiction. Author of The Silver Cage, a fantasy novel, coming 12/1/10.
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3 Responses to Taking A Break

  1. KD Sarge says:

    Yikes! Good luck with that. I hope your break helps!

    When you return, you might try switching to Dvorak. It’s a different keyboard layout and I find it much easier on my hands. I wrote 20,000 in three days during NaNo and never had the issues I used to have (mainly my wrists hurting.)

    Found you from your post on AZ Browncoats group, btw. I’m in Tucson. Nice to meet you!

  2. Jan says:

    Wishing you all the best, Mik. I hope this break is just what you need for some welcome relief from hand pain.

    Have a Very Merry Christmas.


  3. Darrell says:

    Good luck Mik. I had a similar issue years back. Sometimes rest is the best therapy.

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