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Mysterious new Injuries 
14th-Mar-2008 08:35 am
I am, luckily, typing this here with both hands. However, the right arm is being held still against my body and the wrist is doing much of the work.

I woke up this morning with a strong ache in my right elbow, that makes it painful to bend or straighten - it's liking to be held at about 85 degrees right now, as long as it's constant.

But it hurts and it's frustrating and I haven't tried dressing myself yet. I'm going to call the doctor when Izzy gets back from teh gym with my keys, then figure out what I've managed to do.


Update @ 11: OK, pain is gradually fading, so I will be able to work tonight. The trouble is, brushing my hair huts unbearably.
14th-Mar-2008 08:48 am (UTC)
Sounds like you either slept on it and cut off the blood flow for a bit, or slept with it at a funny angle. It happens to me with my wrist. I find the best thing to do is just gently bend the offending area until the pain goes away.
14th-Mar-2008 08:56 am (UTC)
*does so*


- It's possible I'm being a self-pitying wuss about this.
14th-Mar-2008 09:17 am (UTC)
Your pillow was chewing on you while you slept *shifty eyes*

Does sound like you just didn't move it for a long time... I get that when i sit on my foot, drawing, or fall asleep on my arms in class... sort of wake up, reach for books and go "ooooowwwwww' and sit there stiffly for a while until it goes away.
Of course, you may have actually damaged something, but I can't quite see from here...
14th-Mar-2008 01:43 pm (UTC)

That has happened to me. I bet you slept on it funny. Do you have a heating pad? Or take a hot bath - sometimes you need to get the muscles to loosen up.
14th-Mar-2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
It's loosening up slowly - I have to leave in a little over an hour so no time for anything that gets my hair wet, and no heating pad, sadly.

But thank you. It's reassuring.
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