Wednesday, December 12, 2012
About 2 weeks ago, I felt something in my wrist. It was like the story of the Princess and the Pea. I hunted around not quite sure I felt anything. Within the last two weeks, the lump has grown to where it's easily seen. It's under the skin. I called my doctor last week and got in first thing this week. I'm having quite a bit of pain in the wrist. I'll admit I was a bit disappointed when she looked at it, felt of it, and told me there was no need for her to go further into it. She said whatever it is will require a surgical solution and she was referring me to an ortho. She did say it was a growth of some kind (ya think?) maybe a tumor of the nerves or tendon. She gave me pain meds and sent me on my way with an appt to be seen by the ortho on the 20th.
I've found it's kind of like a sprain as far as activity vs pain. Sometimes it feels ok, then I stupidly go to do something and end up gasping for air going "ouch!" lol after a few times of doing this, it gets tender and just decides to throb at me, as if it's going "idiot! idiot! idiot!" lol :) I did think to get a brace for it which does help me remember that it's not right and limits my mobility.
So, considering the above, I'm backing away from any ST for arms / chest temporarily till I see the ortho and talk to him. I don't have access to a gym at the moment, so it's weights and / or pushups etc at home. I'm still continuing the cardio and lower ST. I had considered continuing to ST on my "good" side, but don't want to overdevelop one side ... idk, thoughts?