Monday, January 23, 2017
Had an elbow thing a few weeks ago, can't recall if I mentioned it in this space or not. Went to shrug off a heavy winter coat, and while it still hung on my arm behind my back, I felt an excruciating pain in the elbow. Over the next couple of days, it happened again, and I, a person loathe to go to a doctor is it was at all avoidable, went to the walk in clinic my health care system offers on the weekend (but not during the week, go figure). Was told, perhaps nerve impingement, structural damage less likely, based on the manipulations the doc on duty there did. Fair enough, I had to take it kind of easy for the next little while, and see if it went away. I asked specifically about playing racket sports, namely pickleball, and got a green enough light.
Fast forward 2 r three weeks, and I haven't had any real pain to speak of in a little bit, and so it feels safe to try and play,and guess what, here comes the pain again. Not the whole times, but a couple times early on is enough for me to hold back while playing, not hit balls all out as I might usually do. That was kind of limiting, but a discretionary approach seemed appropriate. So I went on with playing, eventually went home, later going out to watch a soccer games with fellow Tottenham Hotspur supporters, and then to spectate the Ann Arbor edition of the women's march on Saturday. I had plans to go to a movie that night, which I did eventually make it to, but in between times, I went home, and took a nap.
And I woke up and had issues with bending my arm past 90 degrees. Pain made putting a new t shirt on a...ummm...pain. Putting a jacket on, too, seriously annoyed the elbow. Fast forward a day, less pain, bit of swelling, with the elbow starting to lose some of its wrinkles. Fast forward to today, less pain, wrinkles returning, so I think I'm ok. But I think I might skip out on pickelball.
I mention all this to say, "hey, I went to the gym!"