Hubs brought the girls to the Datuk Lee Chong Wei Sports Arena to play badminton with our friends’ kids this morning. These are the kids who grow up together with our girls, the same bunch of kids whom our girls went on trips together with since young.
The pain on my right hand is still a thorn in my side and I’m unable to carry anything heavy or turn my hand in certain angles. I can’t even turn my wrist to carry my bag or pull the car’s safety belt, thus there’s no way I can hold a racquet to play badminton. So I stayed home to finish off some house chores and then walked to the nearby stalls to get some delish homemade pandan coconut paus and newspapers. The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on my right hand is rearing its ugly head again after being in a semi-dormant state for more than 16 years. The pain crept up during the MCO when I overworked my right hand.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The pain in my carpal tunnel is due to excess pressure in my wrist and on the median nerve. Inflammation can cause swelling. Carpal tunnel syndrome has been associated with certain tasks including:
Repetitive hand motions.
Awkward hand positions.
Positioning of your wrists while using your keyboard or mouse.
Any repeated movement that overextends your wrist, such as playing the piano or typing.
Throughout the 4 months of MCO when Maria our part-time helper couldn’t come, I’ve overworked myself and my hands. With cooking 3 meals a day and a house full of occupants, never had I washed and cleaned up so much. I’ve had full time and part time maids almost all my life and this is the first time in my life that I had to do so much housework! Thank God Maria can now come into our home again, albeit not everyday. She’s now coming in twice a week and because of the pain in my hand, I’m thinking of getting her to come thrice a week when school reopens next week. That’s when my Grab Mom duties are back in full swing till almost 10 p.m. several times a week. Thus, I will need Maria to come and help me out on days when I have to make up to 10 trips in a day.
After badminton, we had lunch together. It’s been a while since I last had lunch with my friends at a restaurant.
Lunch was at our friend’s restaurant in our neighborhood.
Fish paste and fish head noodles from Uncle Weng Fish Head Noodles.
The weather has been gloomy and wet the past few mornings. I’ve not been able to go jogging the past few mornings. Today I walked to the nearby shops though there was a light drizzle. Hubby’s car was re-admitted to the car repair shop yesterday, just two days after it was discharged and he’s now using my car.
I’m off to Mid Valley Megamall with Sherilyn tomorrow morning as she has some stuff to get before school reopens on Wednesday. And she’s outgrown most of her pants and needs new ones too. She’s put on a little weight during the MCO. It’s difficult not to when she’s been baking and cooking and have not been very active 😅
Have a great new week ahead everyone!
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