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Thursday, June 14, 2007

I've Injured My....

Elbow.

What?

Are you kidding me?

Over the past few weeks there have been a lot of changes.

  • I Got a new computer. A large part of my job requires software that only works in a Windows environemnt. I was the only one in a Mac house with a PC. The solution? A Mac Book Pro. I can run both OS and Windows at the same time. I really like it. But the keyboard is a little different.


  • I've been working from home. Splitting my time between the patio with the outside furniture (wireless is awesome!) and the dining room table where I have found myself resting my elbow on the hard wooden table and knocking it the hard wooden chair arm.


  • I have been swimming more regularly and longer than I have in a long long time. Could my stroke have anything to do with the pain?


  • So how bad does it hurt? Bad enough that I'm taking a steady flow of ibruprofen. When I'm due to take more, I know it.

    I'm not even sure where to start to narrow down the cause of the pain. I don't want to stop swimming, and I think it's doubtful that swimming is the cause.

    I really think it might be bruised. Darn dining room furniture. It really hurts.

    The good news is that it doesn't interfere with my running. And that is still going strong!

    7 Comments:

    At 9:49 PM, Blogger Fran said...

    Sorry to hear about the elbow. That is a bit of a weird injury.

     
    At 11:13 PM, Blogger akshaye said...

    That is a strange place to be injured. I am wondering if it has anything to do with the strength training and if you've been lifting weights.

    Macbook pro.. now I'm jealous!

     
    At 9:23 AM, Blogger MarathonChris said...

    Glad you can keep running - but I have no idea how you got something like that...

    Should you go get it checked out?

     
    At 1:08 PM, Blogger CewTwo said...

    My suggestion is to go and get it checked out. I am one of those WebMD (www.webmd.com) type of people that go there first to check symptoms. They have a fair symptom checker.

    Don't take a website as gospel, though. Take what you might find out, compare it against what might be happening with the elbow in your life, and use that as information to talk to your Doctor with.

    I alwyas write down exactly what I want to discuss with my Doctor on a piece of paper and hand it to either the Doctor or the prep Nurse. It can save time and ensures that things you are concerned about actually gets covered. After all, the first 30 seconds with a Doctor can determine the outcome of a visit.

    Good luck! More importantly, good health!!

    Charlie

     
    At 1:12 PM, Blogger David said...

    Charlie has it down.
    What a weird injury. I hope it calms down soon.

     
    At 5:31 PM, Blogger Petraruns said...

    Maddy - I am with everyone.. It's a shame you've already done your tagged e-mail because this could be on there. But seriously - do have it checked out. You know you're a real runner though when you're not majorly worried about anything that doesn't affect your running..

     
    At 9:27 PM, Blogger Susan said...

    Poor Maddy! I bet you'll feel better very, very soon.

     

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