Elbow Update

I had no idea I’d ever be writing a blog post about how my elbow is doing. But since it’s affected pretty much my whole life for the past 10 days, here I am.

I’m happy to report that things are looking brighter. I have the splint and sling off now, and while it hurts to do some things, I’m also typing this with both hands, and I have no plans on putting the splint back on–at least not until bed. We’ll see how that goes.

I was supposed to start physical therapy today, but Mother Nature once again decided to bless me with a snow day, so that’s been pushed off to next week. In the meantime, I’m back to writing, thank goodness. This injury pushed me back in my timetable by at least a week, likely more. It’s not just the “not being able to type fast.” I find it more difficult to think and get in the “writing zone” when I’m in pain and discomfort. Go figure. (It doesn’t help that I fell on my back when I injured my elbow, and that’s still aching, too. Yuck. And did I mention I grind my teeth at night, and this injury has really amp’ed that habit to 11, so my teeth have decided to stop lining up straight in the day. Yeah. No fun.)

But enough about whining and complaining. Snow day! I think this is my fourth one this year already. So let’s see . . . snow and ice meant a broken elbow this year, but it also meant four extra days off from work. I try to be a glass is half full sort of a guy. 🙂

But I think I’d still rather my elbow wasn’t broken and I had to work those four days. (Then again, I watched My Left Foot while I was in the depths of depression–that did a lot to cheer me up. Things could be a ton worse.)

See you all on Monday!

2 thoughts on “Elbow Update”

  1. We got a snow day, too, which surprised me because it’s really not that bad over here. (We didn’t even get a storm warning – just a “weather statement.”)

    I hope your elbow feels better, soon.

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