Monday, September 5, 2011

Good News / Bad News

So, the good news is, that after three years of being laid off from work, I have finally secured a steady day job that will let me catch up on some long over due bills. The bad news is, that I am now working 60 hours a week at said new job, which leaves me very little time to work on any projects or make any blog posts. I haven't even managed to list the three Cthulhu books from my last post on eBay yet.

Furthermore, I was pretty scared there for the first few weeks. My new job is very physical, and it has taken a toll on my hands. Practically overnight I developed near crippling arthritis in both hands. OK, maybe more like moderate arthritis, but it sure felt crippling. Pain all the time, can't move my fingers in the mornings, loss of sensation and loss of fine motor control. Just holding a hobby knife was near impossible. Any kind of crafting was right out. Since then it has gotten better, most of the pain is gone and I have regained some sensation and a good bit of motor control, but I'm still suffering from severe joint stiffness in my fingers. Every morning I take three Advil and soak in hot water for 10 minutes just to get them moving so that I can get dressed.

So that's why there have been no new posts in the past month. I still have a lot of material to post from my Origins prop projects, even if I can't get much done in the workshop for now. So during one of the four hours I have to myself each day, I will try to get some of it posted soon.


  1. It might sound a little off but try eating a banana or two a day or take a potassium supplement. I had a similar problem with chronic pain with my knees. I started eating the bananas and it helped.

    Just a suggestion,

  2. I would just like to say that I would be very EXTREMELY saddened if I never get to see any new projects from you. I've thoroughly enjoyed studying your work and it has inspired me to do a lot of experimenting and crafting myself. I think you're extremely gifted and it would really SUCK to not see anymore cool stuff on here. Just sayin'...

  3. Congrats on getting a job - but what the hell kind of job hurts your hands like that?