Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Elbow Jewlery

Oh boy! How exciting for me!

NOT !!!

I have been having a great deal of pain in my right arm. Could not figure out what it is, or what I'd been doing. The pain wasn't there while sewing & not there while operating the long arm machine - but present when I am feeding fabric through the DSM. Not present when hand sewing....

Baffled me.

Hurts the most on Monday & worsened through the week, then got better over the weekend.

I have had this pain in my arm for 6 weeks, give or take a few weeks. WELL ! Last week, I started dropping stuff. No grip. Dropped dishes, boxes. Couldn't throw the ball for the big dogs - okay - I know I throw like a girl - but they really don't care if my aim is off....I couldn't lift anything above my shoulder.

So - I went to the doctor on Friday. Guess what? Tennis elbow. TENNIS ELBOW??? Come on - it had to be Junior High, the last time I played tennis. It's because I spend all day on a computer for a living.

Got this sweet little brace to wear.

If you have not guessed, I'm being super dooper sarcastic. Double doses of it. None of the pharmacies in Dickson County had one - I had to go to a medical supply in Nashville for it on Monday.

I have been wearing my Elbow Jewelery since yesterday at 9 AM. The pain is less. LESS - but still present. I WAS able to throw the ball - with my normal inaccuracy - for the big dogs. I wore it to bed, but I must have loosened it because it was around my wrist when I woke up.

The DR said I'd have to wear it until it got better. Got better or I have to see an orthopedic specialist. I hope it does not go that far.

They had them in black & white. I was hoping for RED or LIME green - but what the heck....it feels a little better than it has in a while - so black is just fine. It sure is noticible against my fair skin though!



Chris said...

First of all, black is slimming. You do not want a fat looking elbow. I am renaming your affliction "fabric feeding elbow."

Kat said...

You look good in black...I hope the "jewelry" works and it doesn't come down to a specialist