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I have barkeep's elbow (bursitis) from putting too much pressure on my right elbow while reading or computing or doing other things around the house. According to the doctor, I have to keep all pressure off of it, ice it, and take anti-inflammatories.

I do not appreciate the old-age truck coming after me.

First of all, keep an ice pack on my elbow without putting pressure on it is an interesting trick. I'm lightly pressing the ice pack against it with my leg.

I never realized how often I put my elbow on things (not on the dinner table, I promise!). I now find myself turning into she-who-awkwardly-poses.

I called to commiserate with my aunt who is married to a doctor. She laughed and said, "Welcome to the far side of 35, sweetie."

Date: 2010-02-03 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] switchknitter.livejournal.com
Aw, that sucks! Feel better soon!

Date: 2010-02-04 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
Thank you! It just makes me feel old and creaky.

Date: 2010-02-03 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gardenwaltz.livejournal.com
Well, you could always pretend that you've been barkeeping in your sleep ;).

Date: 2010-02-04 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
This made me laugh! :) "In my secret life, I have a bartending gig. Yeah, that's the ticket."

Date: 2010-02-04 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] travellight.livejournal.com
You know how smart the Glimmer Twins are: What a drag it is getting old.

Date: 2010-02-04 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
Indeed they are.

Date: 2010-02-04 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fizzgig-bites.livejournal.com
Wait till you hit the speed bump that happens at 40-42. Hehehe... Then again, mom starts in with wait till your 70. *shrug*

Date: 2010-02-04 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
I'm going to live in denial for a few more years, L. :) Maybe I should add in some glucosamine to my granny pill box.

Date: 2010-02-04 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shlafe.livejournal.com
Boo! I haven't had anything wrong with my elbows but my knees like to remind me they're around.

Date: 2010-02-04 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
This getting old thing is no fun!
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Date: 2010-02-04 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
I haven't been to the optometrist in a couple of years. I'm afraid that's next. ;)

Date: 2010-02-04 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eloren.livejournal.com
I see your elbow and raise you a semi-permanently sore neck for reasons unknown ;-)

*hugs and commiserations*

Date: 2010-02-04 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
I blame the attack ninja mailboxes.

Date: 2010-02-04 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tealfroglette.livejournal.com
*commiserate* Not fun I can tell you from experience.
*Hugs*

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