Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Random Tuesday Thoughts

today was day 9 of working out.  I took another one of those cardio strength interval classes at the YMCA and then ran a little over 2 miles on the treadmill.  

I'm pretty sure my legs will say "please no running" tomorrow since we did squats once again during the 45 minute class.  I really think (hope) that taking a couple of classes a week will ultimately help my running, whether its Flywheel, Flybarre, yoga, or these interval classes at the YMCA.  and legs, you guys better get with the program, we're running tomorrow.

in other news Mason was really upset that Honey was sitting in his chair.  he got all huffy and tried to get her off the chair.

he finally just sat himself down in the chair, basically on top of her, and she bolted.  

and finally ... my latest injury.  a couple of weeks ago I went to the doctor to get a few things checked out, one being my aching RIGHT wrist.  let's not get this wrist injury confused with my broken LEFT wrist from 9 months ago.  no no this was a new pain that I was convinced was from Mason throwing a toy truck at it a couple of months ago.  

the doctor made me move my thumb a few different ways and diagnosed me with de Quervain's stenosing tenosynovitis.  yeah I can't pronounce it either.  he gave me a prescription for a splint and that was it.

well I never got the split and shockingly my wrist still hurts. a lot.  so Mason and I headed to the medical supply store, which by the way is just full of old people, to pick up my overpriced brace.   

isn't she a beaut?  yeah yeah I know, it looks dumb.  but the doctor said to wear it for 3 months and hopefully my wrist will be better.  right.  here goes nothing.
oh and I decided to GOOGLE my ailment and found out that this is also called "mommy thumb."

from parent.com:
De Quervain's is a condition in which the tendons from the thumb to the
wrist become inflamed and rub against the "tunnel" that encloses them,
causing sensations from mild discomfort to severe pain on the thumb side
of the wrist.

Though anyone can develop de Quervain's, it's most common in new mothers
and usually stems from stress on the wrist resulting from lifting a
baby frequently.

Prevention is difficult because, of course, mothers need to lift their children -- sometimes 25 to 30 times per day.

Cool.  I have something cleverly called "mommy thumb" because I am a new mom and carry Mason all the time.  sigh.  here's to rocking an ugly oversized blue splint for the next 3 months.

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