One-Armed Programming

Slot machines are also known as one-armed bandits.

For years, I’ve been saying that *knock on wood* … I’ve never had any kind of RSI. That’s no longer true. I have Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome affects the ring- and little- fingers and the severity can range from some slight tingling to extreme pain and near paralysis of these fingers. Unfortunately, I have the most severe symptoms and it got this bad in under 2 months.

This is a relatively common problem and the corrective surgery is scheduled. I thought it would be fine. I’d take some time off of work and be right back at it. Then I learned that full recovery takes up to 3 months. Screw that! I’d go insane (again)!

So, my next challenge begins now and is dedicated to becoming somewhat productive with only one arm.