Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Supplement... Painful edition. Ow.

Well, boys and girls, remember when I tell you that I feel good, so I go out and try to kick the world's... rear, and it ALWAYS comes back to bite mine? 

Yeffir.  I worked at the faire site, (ren faire in about 2 weeks!), and tried out the new toy.  I now have a weed eater. I still like my scythe, but this can go much faster, and when you are working with a group, needing to remind people to get OUT OF THE WAY, when you are swinging a blade almost three feet long... Sheesh, you think this would be obvious, but no.  Somehow, they do figure out the buzzing noise box IS potentially not so healthy. 

I had on the glasses, the ear covers, and I whacked away for about 5-6 hours. 

I felt GREAT!

This morning? 

Um...

I found out there is a muscle that runs from the base of my wrist, to the crook of my elbow, and the two of them have declared war on my person.  I can move my arms (had to, as I had to water and feed), but let's just say, I will not be climbing any monkey bars (HA!!), or whacking any weeds, or anything else much that I don't absolutely HAVE to do... 

Aspirin.  Many, many aspirin.  Ow.

The irony, here?  I was on my feet the whole time?  I have in NO pain my ankles or legs.  I was walking and moving, wearing my big UG-U-LY steel toed work shoes that are the most comfortable things I own, and was never on cement.

So I can walk fine today.  It's just anything that involves my arms that's a problem.  Things like, oh, reaching for feed, lifting a fifty pound bag of dog food, putting food in my mouth, you know, that sort of thing.  So far, typing hasn't been too bad, as long as I rest my hands on the desk.  (My typing teacher would shoot me, but she isn't here, so I am good), and Who Knows if I can knit today. 

Think perhaps this would be a good day to catch up on letter writing, on the computer. 

Will I ever learn?

(Don't answer that...)

14 comments:

  1. Is it a powertool, this weedeater? I guess you should have paced yourself over the entire weekend not just Saturday. Hope you feel better soon and got some letter writing out of the way.

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  2. Oh, I really wanted to answer that question, but, since I can't, I'll just say -- ditch the aspirin, and go for the ibuprofen.

    And, seriously, I hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Ouch! Your sore muscles! Yep, I pay dearly, every time I get carried away with any project. You know - you have to do it again, just a little while, to stretch those muscles that are cringing.

    Good job though, 5 hours! Whew!

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  4. sorry to hear you're in pain. try gentle stretches: arm extended, palm up and with your other hand GENTLY press down on the fingers of your upturned palm.

    I used to get that when I played tennis. It sucks.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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  5. My sympathy. I wasn't paying attention to where Little Girl was mopping in the Sunday School Building before church this morning and I twisted my knee when I landed.

    So no answer, just sympathy. I hope your arms feel better by tomorrow, and everyone enjoys the letters.

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  6. I think that muscle may be called your brachioradialis and YES, it's uber painful when you overwork it! Rest up and hugs!

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  7. Cat-thanks for your sweet comments and visiting my blog. I now must catch up on yours!
    Polly

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  8. Canyon Girl:

    Yes, I believe that another term for it is a string trimmer. And, with the group I was with, that really wasn't an option, plus, (blush) I was trying to keep up with my Dad, which is never smart...

    And I did finish 2 letters, so some good came out of it!

    Cat

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  9. Louise:

    Asprin comment was actually from a cartoon I wanted to post, but, of course couldn't find. But I did end up using ibuprofen, it knocked it down a bit, yes. (sigh of relief...)

    Cat

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  10. Sharon:

    Yep, as has been said about others in my family, I am stronger than I am smart. In this case, endurance wise, anyway... But yes, I will just try and not see if I can mow a whole field in one sitting next time. (I can be such a dip.)

    Cat

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  11. LaShaune:

    That worked pretty well! Thank you! Now, hopefully I won't DO it again... that would work even better!

    Cat

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  12. messymimi:

    Oh, my word, not good. Please tell me you didn't mess anything up? Sore is one thing, tore is real bad...

    Cat

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  13. Fru-la-la:

    Used the innernets and yes, that is the muscle! I actually had a slightly different name, but we won't discuss that in polite company... But it is much improved, and thanks!

    Cat

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  14. Polly's path:

    You are welcome, and enjoy, I like your blog, as well!

    Cat

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