Crazy work ethic, or old age setting in?

Written by Jeff Harrison
November 18, 2007

I’ll admit that I look at a computer screen about 14-18 hours per day. So when my right forearm started feeling like limp spaghetti, and the tips of my fingers started to tingle, I sensed something was awry.

After reading about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it looks like I’m a candidate for it. Foster suggested I dig out my Wacom tablet and use that instead of a mouse. So I did.

It’s frightening to be knocked back to 50% productivity, esp. when you have the usual mountain of work to do. Being self-employed, I have no workers compensation insurance or paid sick days.

to avoid having a sawbones carve into my hands/wrists, I’m cutting back (no pun intended) to 10-12 hours a day. For a while…

Hopefully you never have this surprise!

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Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

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