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Sunday, August 18, 2013

After the cortisone shot to my arm I didn't slow down my pace. I figured I could do everything one-handed. I didn't use a splint or brace since it wasn't that bad. I didn't even tell many people. Basically, I ignored my doctor's advice to keep my arm as inactive as possible for two weeks.

Now I think I'm going to be more careful. It's almost a week since the shot and while it's somewhat better, it's not as fast as I expected. My mother was right when she told me to slow down. She reminded me of her historic achilles-injury-turned-phlebit
is. I don't think I face the same danger, but I would like this nagging injury to end.

It is possible to be more careful. However, I need to sound off first. Grr. If I don't move my arm, my shoulder hurts and everything else aches too. My bunion is raging because I've traded in weights for walking. My fingers get numb. There's housework and driving and of course cooking and dishes.

Ok, now that I said all that, I feel slightly better already. I know this is not a serious injury and I just need to wait a little longer. I'm actually quite lucky I will probably put this behind me soon, so I'll do the right thing and rest a little.
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