For about two weeks, I had this small pain my right-hand wrist. Unfortunately, I am right-handed, so it’s pretty crucial. I don’t know how I came to injured it, but apparently I did something to it. My doctor diagnosed it as “Tenosynovitis”:
Tenosynovitis (say “ten-oh-sin-uh-VY-tus”) is inflammation of the sheath that surrounds a tendon (the cord that joins muscle to bone). It can be caused by an injury or by repeating a movement over and over, such as in knitting, lifting objects, or playing video games.
I work an 8-hour job at a computer, sometimes play video games (played Diablo III and Tera for a bit, but that has been months ago, stopped), and am currently taking a calligraphy class (in which you have to hold the pen at a certain angle and whatnot). I assume that those constant activities has put a strain on my wrist. Though the pain in my wrist is not always constant, it hurts to rotate or bend. The doctor gave me a wrist brace/band thing to wear and anti-inflammatory pills.
Because of the injury, I try to limit myself on the computer, which is kind of unfortunate when I wanted to spend more time on my websites.
In other, more happier news, I got a new phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII. :) It’s so thin and light! I love the look and feel. However, I did notice some annoying things about it that I’m trying to get fixed (but maybe have to do a hard reset or even return it).
- Whenever I receive a text message, the screen turns on. There is a notification light, icon on the status bar, and message number indicator. I’m fine with it the other types of notifications, but I find the screen turning on very annoying. I have no idea if my sisters and friends are dealing with the same issue. I searched for solutions, but couldn’t find anything and I didn’t want to download any third-party app. :/
- The battery life drains so quickly. I have no idea why. I barely use it, and if I did, it wouldn’t be more than a few minutes. I even have my emails and social media updates to be manually synced.
- The messaging unread messages number indicator would not go away. I would receive new texts, read them, and go back to the home screen. But, the number would still be there even though there were no unread messages. Luckily, I did find a “solution” in which I just removed the battery, reinserted, and ta-da, it was gone and never stayed again. VERY strange, but at least it’s not there anymore.
So those are the little annoyances that I have so far. Hopefully, I will find a way around them. But other than that, I enjoy the phone very much.