When I think about seeing my doctor about this current complaint (or any complaint, for that matter), I try to consider how Iím going to describe the pain. And now that I have the pain in my wrists more or less under control, Iím not sure what I would have to say to the doctor. Of course, managing the pain means not having to worry about seeing the doctor anyway, so there you go. I think thatís the opposite of a Catch-22 situation.
Rest and immobility seem to have been the main factors in my improvement, but Iíll give the drugs their due. On the other hand, Iím not used to having all these substances in my system, and Iíve been going through the day as if I were carrying a little extra weight on my back. I feel, in a word, drugged. But Iíll take it over the pain.
When I stopped at the supermarket this morning, I was debating with myself whether to wear the brace in the store or not. In the end I decided against it, and I think that was the right decision, even though I struggled with the gallon milk carton. I probably should have bought two of the half-gallon size instead. They would have been easier to carry out of the store, and a lot easier to pour.