April 13, 2010

My Elbow



So I've still got the tennis elbow. I must complain a lot about it because when you ask my 3 year old daughter to do something she'll tell you she can't because her "elbow hurts." She pulled this same prank when a friend of hers from church broke her leg. She'd hobble around the house telling us she needed to be carried up the stairs due to her 'broken leg.' We think she'll make an excellent actress one day. I hope the evils of Hollywood don't turn her against her good upbringing.

I finally went to see the hand specialist at Walter Reed today (four weeks wait for this apt btw- four weeks of suffering and complaining of elbow pain. I know, I sound wimpy even to myself). The diagnosis wasn't surprising, but I was surprised to find out that the brace he was suggesting I wear was not going to have any therapeutic effects. It's just there to remind me not to do stuff that will hurt my elbow, not allowing it to heal. You know that is brilliant! Because the pain wasn't quite reminding me enough. I am going to wear it. Next I get to go and have some "occupational therapy." I wonder what they will say when I tell them I am a stay at home mom and this occupation has given me tennis elbow. It's not like I can quit this job any time soon. I just need to learn some stretching exercises and remember not to do stuff that hurts. Check and check! I wish I could hire someone to come and do all those repetitive movements that have caused my condition. Could it be all those *spankings I've given over the years? It's a lot like swinging a tennis racket no?

*I actually am not a spanker (although I have been known to spank) I just thought it was funny.

6 comments:

Chaka said...

What kind of person would complain about wimpy elbow pain? I feel your pain...really. I have to wait to come up with $1,500 in co-pays before I can fix my elbow. I suggest you lay off the competitive arm wrestling. I also heard ice cream eases the pain.

Tracy P. said...

I actually think you shuld take up spanking. Best therapy in the world!!

noyb said...

if i was a drinker i would toast to your speedy recovery! ;-)
you will probably be surprised how much occupational therapy will help. its kind of a pain, because you have to do it 2-3 times per week for several weeks, but if you stick with it, you will see results. they will probably give you massage and ultra sound therapy which will help immensely. take care. take it easy too. i was going to say rest and lots of fluids, but i guess it doesnt apply here.

Fresh Mommy said...

Oh goodness. That has got to be hard to do... be a mom and NOT use any part of your body. It seems like we are using everything we've got!! Hope it heals quickly, sounds like a process, but still, hope it heals fast!! :)

Natalie Daines said...

I think it was all those verses of "Follow the Prophet"! :)

Kelly said...

Thanks for the laugh Natalie! You probably have something there...