Feeling a little decrepid

by oneafrikan on March 11, 2005

I confess, my body is no longer what it used to be. Not that I was ever anything remotely like the cover model we all wish we were.

On Wednesday night, I was in Wimbledon village with my brother, going out for a harmless dinner to have a chat before he goes home for a few weeks, when I went over my left ankle, again, while crossing the road. Now, I’m a pretty big guy, and I could feel, and swore I could hear, the ligaments pulling – it felt like something pulled an old elastic band, and it hurt like hell. The real bummer is that I’ve done it so many times now, my ankle is the size of a tennis ball, and it’s gonna take weeks before I go running again – the upside is I get to try something other than running for a bit, the downside is that I’m gonna be ultra unfit when I go to France to play in a hockey tour with my bro’s team.

The other thing is that I’m starting to develop a sore shoulder, right arm, and right wrist.
Now, before you go laughing out loud, I think it’s got to do with my desk, mouse, keyboard and laptop arrangement. Ryan told me things should be 90 degress from each other (forearm to body), and that I should get up every hour or so to walk around, hopefully telling my body I am still the hunter it thinks it is. He used to get it when he was coding something serious, and I think I’m getting it ‘cos I’m officially in front of my computer enough to make a callous on my elbow ( eeeeww) – promise. Basically, my elbow feels stiff and sore, and my wrist just feels tired, all the time – bring on computing by thought!

Edit: My mate Sally does sports massage, and she tells me that people are starting to develop little bumps in their armpits as a result of working with computer mice – so I checked, and yup, it’s there – nothing in my left armpit, but a little bump in my right armpit – Sally also says it gets bigger as we use mice more often – all I need to do now is figure out how to get rid of the bump.

So there you are – like any late twenty something, I’m starting to feel old and decrepid (I wonder how my old man feels!) – it’s a good thing Sarah knows how to give a good massage ;-)

I think I’m going to take up darts…

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