Things are really looking up on the post-concussion front, at last. At time of writing I’m doing about 6 hours of screen work a day, interspersed with some solid breaks, but not really getting too much head tingling or head twinges (the former being a strange prickling sensation which appears to be “paresthesia”, the latter being more like momentary twinges of normal “headache”-y pain). I continue to find that wearing a hat actually really helps – there’s no doubt that my anxiety about head symptoms is contributing to my head symptoms, and having something on my head “masks” any discomfort of that sort and allows me to settle into screen work in the way I should be able to.
As for the time-per-day, I could probably do more, but this is sufficient for me to just about meet the requirements of my job, with a small amount of time left over for things like this blog post, and I don’t want to push it too much more too soon. This is getting things done for the time being, while allowing me to focus both on a) settling in to Sydney more than I have been able to in the last three months due to said concussion, b) getting back on top of work properly, and c) starting to inch in a little bit of coding here and there. Indeed, last Sunday was my first full day of programming since the concussion hit! Managed to get a solid amount of stuff done, fixed a couple of bugs, and just generally reacquainted myself (again) with the game’s code. Hoping to give myself the weekend days for programming in February, and maybe a couple of evenings as well, but that depends on how work goes.
So, getting back to “true normal” – i.e. being able to do an indefinite amount of screen work without having anything on my head – is still probably some way in the future. But the important thing is that a perfectly acceptable normal – i.e. being able to do substantial amounts of screen work each day, as long as I wear a hat – has now been reached! As long as nothing else pushes me back, I think the worst of it is behind me. It feels so good to (yet again) yet back to programming. Expect an URRpdate (and maybe something else as well) in February!
Looking forward to the February update
Thanks Niko, me too!
Congrats on the good news & improving recovery!
Thanks Dan, I appreciate the kind message! 🙂
It’s great that you’re feeling better! Apocalyptic fires aside, I hope you are enjoying life in Oz.
Thanks crowbar, and I definitely am! It’s a glorious and beautiful country, even if some of it is going to take a while to recover :'(
Great news 🙂
Glad to see you’re recovering after these rough times. Hope you didn’t burn either during the pre-apocalyptic bushfire, that was something.
Well, it’s good to read to read a few words from time to time coming from this blog 🙂
Thanks Kasaris! Happily I wasn’t directly affected, although I found the whole thing deeply tragic; but in terms of material impact, just a few days of terrible air quality in Sydney and that was about it…
Glad to see you’re feeling better!
Get well friend!!! ?? health goes before all else!
Thanks Uggo! Things continue to improve; I’m sad a missed an URRpdate in Feb, but Feb was just such mayhem here with the coronavirus issue that everything else got pushed out to the sides. More soon…
Best wishes! May you have fair winds and a following sea! (etc., etc., all other similar phrases)
I think about you from time to time and hope you’re doing well. “From time to time” is without a long time between each iteration, of course.
Hey Jesse, thank you for this message! I really appreciate it. I am doing better, now, slowly but surely, though the COVID situation inevitably threw another huge spanner into my wider project of “getting back on top of things”. But: an update will be appearing rather soon…