I actually find I prefer to write on my machine without the braces on, so that's why I do it. I don't have any wrist pain when writing on my machine if I have it at the right height and keep my body in the right position. But things like carrying my equipment, driving, picking up my kids, cleaning, walking my dogs -- all that kills my wrists, so that's why I wear them virtually all the time but not on the machine.
I do also take the braces off as soon as I get to a depo because I get so many questions from attorneys about them, and I am just tired of talking about it, honestly - not to other reporters or students like you, but to people at work, because I'm saying the exact same thing at every depo if they see my wrist braces.
I think it's a great idea to wear them now. Just so you know and I'm clear, I only started wearing them all the time when I had kids a few years ago. Before then, I only wore them when I slept and worked on the computer and walked my dogs. Picking up little kids all the time has taken a huge toll. Good luck in school and hope that helps!
Hi, Keva. I was a reporter for 10 years and quit when my kids were born. I decided to get back into reporting when they got older and used CRAH to help me get recertified. I've been back reporting for almost a year now. There's lots of good support here. Reporters are such generous people. If you have any questions, let me know.
Hey! So nice to hear from you, and I'm glad you're moving along so quickly. I'm working on 160s and 180s right now. I keep having a stop/start thing going on with the terrible two and new baby and all. I'm just now getting into the flow again, and it feels great! Everybody is well, and thanks for asking. How's everything with you?
Thanks! I put myself into the Mentor's forum more as an opportunity to learn from someone who has somewhere in the order of 10-30 years experience. Once you become a reporter there is so much to learn. I have had my license not even two weeks and I feel so overwhelmed!