Following the dog bite of December 2017, I was supposed to limit my use of my right hand so the tendon could heal. Well, it healed and I still have some residual damage, but we also discovered I still have or am regenerating carpal tunnel syndrome in my right wrist along with some arthritis that's progressing quickly enough to be alarming. My MRI follow up consult is Tuesday morning, so we'll see what Doc says.
In addition to my medical woes, my laptop harddrive developed a bad sector in the operating system files, so it's been dead for a long time. When the laptop crashed, I took a bit of a hiatus from forums as a whole, since reading/posting via my phone is taxing.
As you may remember, 2017 was pretty bad with my clinical depression, and I'm happy to report my shrink and I are taking a break that's been going on for about 5 months. I'm not cured. I'm not stoned out of my gourd on psychotropics either. I'm just at a point where I can keep the demons in check without needing to flesh them out with a Dr. And that's a much better place to be than where I was.
I got a PM a while back asking about Vinnie. He's enjoying our return to regularly scheduled Winter after the past week's diversion into hostile territory (temp wise). That had been giving him a bit of cabin fever, but he was able to play with the neighbor girls (Rosie and Wren) last night; which certainly helped.
HP won't provide me with a win 7 repair disk without paying them, and MS won't let me download it because it was bundled with the laptop. I've had a new harddrive a couple months, but my computer still isn't fixed. I probably won't be around much until after the snow's gone, but figured I'd drop in and say Hi.