Next month, I will be turning 39-years-old. I was hoping that my body wouldn’t fall apart until the age of 40, but it doesn’t look like that will be the case.
It all started with some weird “finger tremors”. Occasionally, one of my fingers will just start twitching. Whenever they do this, they hurt like I’ve popped my knuckles too hard. After searching Google I was pretty sure I had Parkinson’s or something. The last time I saw a doctor, I mentioned it to him and he said, “sounds like carpel tunnel to me.” Then I told him it couldn’t be that and he asked me if I spend more than an hour a day typing on a computer and I said yeah, closer to 12-16 hours. Then he looked at me and said, “Hm, sounds like carpel tunnel.”
Then, a couple of weeks ago, my vision started going. Again I searched Google and, this time, I determined I had diabetes. (Perhaps the point of this post is, I should stop searching Google to diagnose my ailments.) A few years ago I went to an eye doctor who prescribed me some glasses. I wrote them twice before putting them away. Last week I dug them out, but they only seem to make things worse. I mentioned it to a co-worker, who suggested I pick up some reading glasses. I did, and it makes things so much better. I bought two pair from Dollar General and they’re both fairly awful, but I hear Sam’s and Walmart have better quality ones, so I may pick up some better ones this weekend.
I have been struggling all week coming up with something to write about. The best I could do was, “my fingers hurt and I need glasses.” I’ll try harder.