I ddon't really know how this works.
I got TOS from overuse. I use voice software, but it stalls all of the time. I have it for mac, which is better; but it doesn't move the mouse or read the page like Dragon did on my PC... when it worked.
My life went to hell, too. I couldn't take the pain, had to stop working, lost my house, relationships, hobbies. I'm still waiting for surgery authorization after over four years. No lawyer will even take my case. My employer has been a nightmare. Most of the nerve medications sedated me.
Finally I agreed to try narcotic pain medication. Nothing helped until I got on a patch, and now I can actually get up and do stuff. I live on cereal.
Did you get surgery?
I don't know anyone in my city with this same problem. Maybe you should start a "Meet up" group on line.
Keep your chin up.
Originally Posted by tshadow
Dear RSI folks-
6 years ago I got neuro TOS from overuse of my computer with bad ergonomics.
I now use voice software, as does my law firm of 200 attorneys! Too late for me...I am bedridden by the neuro and vascular aspects of this injury, primarily PAIN.
I would like to ask if:
1. Did any of you get your injury via the computer by overuse?
2. Did any of you have to stop working?
3. Do any of you now use voice software?
4. Would you be interested in anything (meetings, letter writing) that the TOSers do to inform the public about the dangers of computer overuse?
Please respond informally below. I will contact you then via PMs. Thank you so much.
Also, are ANY of you in the Palm Desert area where I am located? I was in OC and now I don't have ANY of my friends, and our meetings were so helpful, informative and uplifting. Everyone needs a friend now and then!!
God bless, Tam