Thursday, October 25, 2007

the Jimmy speaketh

The moral of the story:

You don't need to have "equipment" to not enjoy ice between your legs.


Now here's the rest of the story.

So, I'm at Wednesday night bricks with The Jimmy. He's having me do various movement, stretches and extensions so he can identify where the pain is coming from.

"Does this hurt?"

"No."

"How about this - feel anything?"

"Nope."

"What about now. Any pain?"

"No."

"How about now?"

"nunh-unh.

"And now?"

"Nope."

"Anything?"

"No."

"Now?"

"Nope."

"Anything? "

"Nope."

By now, I'm on my back on a PT table with one leg raised. Then the Jimmy pushed his elbow into a spot at the base of my buttock, where my left sit bone is.

"What about now?"

"OWIE OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW!!!!!!"

The Jimmy thinks it's the very top of my hamstring, strained when I took a wrong step and then twisted to compensate for it. I read some about it, which never helps. I think he's talking about this: Hamstrong Tendon or this: High hamstring tendinopathy.

I, of course, am running all the worst cast scenerios through my mind. Thanks to having an active weight-lifting, cross country teen, and a husband whose childhood nickname was "zipper" due to all the stiches he had growing up, and everyone who gets injured and blogs about it, and too many episodes of House, and the Internet, I have a an array of frightening possibilities in my head.
Hip stress fracture. Avulsion fracture. Ischial bursitis.

For now, I am ordered to ice the area. To reach it by ice, the pack basically goes between my legs. 4 minutes on. 4 minutes off.

That's a long 4 minutes, as you can surmise.

You don't need to have "equipment" to not enjoy ice between your legs.

And now you know the rest of the story.

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9 comments:

  1. You always have a great perspective on things. Hope things get feeling better.

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  2. ice is truly a beautiful thing. I love ice.

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  3. between the three of you, you must have one of those professional grocery store quality ice machines to keep up with demand!

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  4. Oh dang. I'm so sorry to hear about the injury. I sure hope you heal up quickly.

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  5. I truly hope for you sake that it's not the hamstring. Keeping my fingers crossed that you heal quickly!!! :)

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  6. I wonder if this is what I have. Whatever it is, it hurts when I run (in about that same spot) and I aggravated it swimming so now it hurts all the time! I guess I'll try the sitting on ice thing. Sigh.

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  7. Ow! Maybe the heat here in Tempe will ease the pain..
    :)

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  8. My most bizarre injury discovery went something like that. I stopped by my doctor (osteopath) because of tightness in one leg. He took one look at me, started bending my body in odd ways and pushing in directions that pushed all the air out of my body.

    Oddly enough, that fixed the problem. Pelvic torsion. Somehow, my pelvis got misaligned and pulled everything on one side of my body. Sometimes, it takes the most bizarre treatment to make things right.

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