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Help Wrist Tendonitis, can I write the patient note?

Dear my friends,

I have scheduled to take the CS : 13/07 in Atlanta.
I have already been studying for 2 weeks, but since last week I suffer from wrist tendonitis and my doctor insisted on abstaining from writing for at least 3 weeks..
In the meantime of course, I won't be able to practice the patient note as I had initially planned..Should I cancel my examination? I have heard that CS demands high speed writing and I am really scared...

I would appreciate any kind suggestions
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Are you able to write the patient note right now when you practice?
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well if you can type its better , that way u dont really have to use ur wrist alot?
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Thank u for your interest,

...I can not type fast, that's why I chose a date when handwriting is still permitted.
For the time being I can hardly write more than 3 sentences..but I don't insist on that for healing purposes..
My doctor advised me to practice pt note "by heart" during this time to invest for an excellent performance in July 13th...Is it possible to practice pt note by heart without timing? Isn't it risky??

Great dilemma....
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I'm sorry to hear about that lepidoptera! You must have been practicing really hard, eh?

I'd say give your wrist a chance to heal, let's say, wait for a week before you start writing again. If you have already practiced a lot (and from the tendonitis you got, I think you have), don't worry about forgetting the formula or anything. It is there in your head .
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Needless to say how thankful I am Haisook

The truth is that I am perfectionist and that is why I suffer now from tendonitis..I have been practicing too hard, more than I would bear of...

You gave me the courage however to continue this effort, even with a less hand I will see in a week...

May God bless you in every step you take! Thank u!
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