To go right back to my mission statement, this website is just my story. Everything mentioned is personal advice based on personal experience.
I believe that the RSI problem is still a huge issue for the community at large – the sufferer and his/her family and friends, the medical industry and workforce all have to work together to increase awareness and reinforce preventative behaviours.
My experience is that sound medical advice and assistance can give you all the guidance that is necessary to make a full physical recovery, but sufferers who experience pain, sometimes excruciating, debilitating pain, often suffer many other associated problems: workers compensation issues, anxiety, depression, loneliness, isolation, unemployment and so on. These issues, intertwined with ongoing physical pain, can make the recovery process that much harder.
But there is always hope.
My two year battle with RSI was the best thing that ever happened to me; funny how things work out sometimes.
Thank you for visiting this site. I hope it was of some benefit to you.
A final mention of thanks to some people who helped me create this site:
Jeff Gordon, Graphic Artist – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kramtek Computing www.kramtek.com.au
My heartfelt thanks goes to my family and friends who gave me all their loving support though the tough times.
Thank you to GROW Australia, a twelve-step program for people battling depression and anxiety – www.grow.net.au
A special mention to two guys who stuck close to me though all the low points and continued to give me hope and inspiration – my brother Jeremy and best friend James, through you two guys I learnt the meaning of true friendship.
And finally thanks be to God whose love and grace spoke to me in the nadir of my suffering and loneliness, I am forever changed.
God bless you all!