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so all was going well, and i couldn't have been happier with how the season was going when my right wrist started bothering me more and more. i thought "hmm, maybe it's weak" then, "hmm, maybe it's just a nerve rubbing from where i chipped that styloid last year." then it got to the point over about a week or two where it was hard to turn doorknobs or lift a pitcher of water. had an mri, went to see the ortho, because i want this dealt with NOW.

apparently, i must have torn something when i chipped that bone, or maybe biking, who knows, but he can't quite tell what. so he's trying to isolate the TFCC (triangluar fibrocartilage complex) with a cortisone shot now, and if that doesn't work, then one in the ligament next to the styloid, and if that doesn't work, surgery. said i can jump right back on the bike if the shots work, but now i wait.

after spending the last two summers in a row recovering from injuries & surgery, biking has been my comeback. it's filled a gap i didn't know was there, and i'm really struggling with the idea of losing another summer to nonsense like this. i've said before that i hate hiking & running, and frankly don't see where the fun is in sports where there isn't a liability waiver involved stating "such and such is inherently dangerous and can result in serious injury or death." i'm not an "adrenaline junkie;" in fact, it doesn't even really occur to me when i'm riding. i just know i like the challenge, and i like the speeeeeed. makes me go "whee!" and lately, i like having my old body back that i lost sitting on the sidelines the last two years. not in any hurry to lose it.

vent over. sorry for the mega whine...i'm just frustrated. thanks.
 

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JMH - hellz no! i look forward to embarrassing myself for everyone's enjoyment in september, and hobbling away with the DFL trophy!

Stripes - thanks. You clearly know this battle with your own body. Mucho vibes to you, too.

My boyfriend made it a bit better today by sending me this photo while I was at work:
 
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