The Flex Files

Sorry I’ve been scarce the last two days, but I’ve been dealing with an injury. Shock, I know, since I am the most healthy person on Vishnu’s green Earth.

Two weeks ago, Philly got hit with a nasty snowstorm. As usual, the missus and I went out to shovel, but the snow was – like Rosie O’Donnell – very wet and very heavy. An hour later, I noticed my elbow and shoulder were on fire. (Sadly, not literally, because that would have been less painful.) A day or so later, my father-in-law passed away, so I couldn’t get to the doctor. Nevertheless, the pain was getting progressively worse, and my idiot coworkers kept saying things like, “It’s a torn tendon,” it’s a fractured elbow,” etc.

Yesterday I finally saw the doc. Apparently I have tendonitis in my right elbow. The doc gave me anti-inflammatories, but said they’re a 50/50 proposition. If they don’t help, I’ll need a cortisone shot in my elbow. Ever helpful, the doctor said, “Oh, you don’t want that. It’s very painful.”

So here I sit, in excruciating pain, praying the meds start to take hold. So far, they have been less than effective, but it did get me out of shoveling through Wednesday’s snowstorm.

9 thoughts on “The Flex Files

  1. Wyatt: Don’t worry. I had a cortisone shot in my knee and it wasn’t painful at all. My leg fell off shortly after that, but that could happen to anybody! But just in case, when they give you the shot, just imagine Rosie fondling your family jewels. Anything else will be a cakewalk!

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  2. I used to get cortisone shots in my knees prior to getting them replaced and the shot was a lot better than the pain. The most painful part of the shot was the lidocaine which is supposed to numb the area. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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  3. This was less than pleasing news. I’ll keep you in my prayers, especially knowing exactly how you feel. Proof’s concept of thinking of Rosie dulling the pain made me cringe. Not the pain, but the thought of Rosie. Hang in there and get better soon. Sure hope it isn’t your dominant arm.

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  4. Mike – I had one in my knee over the summer. Not a fan.

    Ronni – The aftermath is usually great. The first few minutes? Not so much.

    Jim – Erik was helping us, and Kyle was making $40 shoveling the neighbors’ driveways.

    Jenn – I love you so very much! 🙂 Even if you’re an awful liar.

    RG – Yes, the image was… disturbing.

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  5. Pure copper bracelet. It relieved the tendonitis in my elbow. Not the copper bracelets with magnets. They did not work. Pure copper. Don’t polish it, let it age gracefully to a dull finish. Don’t know how it works but it did for me.

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