OK, first a quick PSA, because some of you have been saying things that feel a bit insulting (I don't think you meant it that way, but if you don't know you don't know):
I'm not asking "internet people" first because I mistakenly think their opinions are on par with those of actual doctors. I'm asking because I'm poor. ^^;
And immediately running to the doctor without any idea of what might be wrong with you (or what you might be in for after that diagnosis...) is not a thing poor people do. It just isn't, and I shouldn't have to explain why.
Personally, I've already had one (unrelated) expensive procedure done this year, and I could've had it done a lot earlier if the first professional I went to hadn't given me the wrong idea about how much it would cost. So, yeah, I like to get a little context from other people where I can. And I highly doubt I'm the only one.
Just...try to be a little more considerate, on behalf of myself and all the other financially-challenged individuals out there. Yes, stress the importance of getting a doctor's expertise, but going a step further and implying that I'm being foolish/not taking this seriously if that isn't the very FIRST thing I do is just...it's really not your place to say that.
I wanted to thank you for saying this. I just realized that I've never heard anyone say anything like that, explicitly, when talking about RSI. To be honest, I kinda thought it was like having cancer: like, you may recover, but you'll never really be the same again, y'know?
It's just nice to hear there's a light at the end of the tunnel~
So, anyway, I guess I owe you all at least one update: On advice from a family member, last night I switched from sleeping on the floor to sleeping on the couch again, and it seems to have helped a lot already-- I can still feel a little discomfort, but not nearly as much as before (which is why I can type all this).
Of course, there's a reason I started sleeping on the floor in the first place...long story short, it looks like I'm gonna have to invest in an actual bed. Even though there's no room for it and god-willing I'll be out of this stupid house before next year anyway...I'll have to think about it...
In the meantime I'm gonna keep taking it easy for a couple more days. See y'all tomorrow