Saturday, April 16, 2011

i'm 'special'... many ways.  But mostly in those, hmm...that's different type ways.

Like this week.  I've been having this pain in my right wrist for a good three weeks now and it only took me two weeks of 'dealing with it' before listening to Hubster and seeing a doctor.  Thankfully after taking some x-rays, the doctor put me at ease and confirmed it wasn't carpal tunnel.  He did however, go "Hmm..." when looking over my x-rays.  Yeah...just what you want to hear when a doctor is looking at anything that has to do with your health and well-being. 

Turns out my radius bone is abnormally longer than my ulna.  What the hell does that mean?  Well essentially, you know on the side of your wrist that little bulge that sticks out...well my bulge (heh) is more prominent that usual because the bone is longer than it naturally should be.  As a result, there's times when there is more pressure on the cartilage in that area causing pain.  And it sucks.  The only thing they can do for me right now is make me wear this robo-arm brace for 20 hours a day for 3 weeks to try to stabilize the movement of my wrist to relieve the compression and pain.  Wanna see?

robo arm!
To be honest, it kind of looks bad ass.  There's a steel rod type thing running down the center of the underside so I tell people it's my street fighter glove.  They then proceed to look at me weird...I'm used to it.  To be honest, it's more of a inconvenience than anything else.  Oh well, I should just suck it up.

In other news, my one week no meat challenge has been going really well.  So well in fact that I think I might extend it an extra week.  We'll see...

{ cindie }


Layla said...

Tell them that your punching fist has taken on a mind of its own and you have to wear that glove to keep it from spontaneously whacking people. Or, you could tell them you're robocop, which is what I'd do.

Cindie said... work I've resorted to shrugging and saying I've got bone problems or to those who know me well I start making jerky robot movements and saying it's the first step of me becoming a cyborg

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