Monday, February 21, 2005

snow is now ruining my life

Okay, it's not quite that bad. But remember how I said that all the shoveling around the time of the blizzard in January was giving me repetitive stress injury in my wrist? Well, it got me good this weekend. I was packing up my hockey gear for a game on Saturday, picked up my bag in my left hand, and BANG - massive pain. I couldn't grip anything, which made getting dressed for the game kinda tough. But holding the hockey stick wasn't too bad, so I played. I think that was a mistake - I was definitely feeling the pain by the end of the game.

So now I'm pretty much incapacitated. A friend of mine is a hand therapist, she told me to use ice, do some gentle stretches and "tendon glides"... so that's all okay, and I'm wearing a brace to stabilize it, but I don't know how long it's going to take to get better. I was trying to pull on my boots in a hurry this afternoon so I could go out and catch the guy who plows our neighbor's driveway so he could do ours as well, and got the same stabbing pain again. Gah. No more shoveling for me, for a good while at least.

I'm worried about our upcoming trip to South Africa - we're supposed to do a fair amount of golfing... I just hope that I can still do that!


Blogger Lauren said...

Oh, that sucks. I totally relate to the stupid hand injuries... I'm still trying to recover from a fractured 5th metacarpal from last summer. Sucks!

I hope the stretching/icing works... if you need to see anyone, I know a wonderful hand specialist, an orthopod at New England Baptist. Good luck!


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