February 25, 2017

Just... Tired. Of A Lot Of Things.

I know there's big news in the F1 world regarding the rollouts, and I'm trying to get to it, I really am.  But I'll tell ya, I'm friggin' exhausted.  Y'all remember my knee?  It's doing really well, it only feels a little loose nowadays.  No outright pain unless I try to make it hurt or I get my foot caught in the sheets, and wouldn't that be a fun way to cripple yourself?  "So how'd you blow out your knee, Wonderduck?"  "Bedsheet."

No, all that excitement has migrated to my right hip/pelvis/groin thing.  Probably from trying to protect my knee, I've bunged up the top of my right leg.  Fortunately it only hurts if I'm moving the leg, trying to stand up, trying to sit down, if I stay sitting for too long, and getting into or out of the car.  Particularly that bit about the car. 

As one might expect, this has put something of a damper on my usually cheerful and optimistic outlook on life.  I'm going to have to do a F1 ultra-mega-pr0n soon, as well as finish the piece answering the question "Why A Duck?"  Oh, and I was giftied a copy of Clannad: The Game, I should really get started on that, too. 

Motivation.  It all comes down to that, doesn't it?  And has for a while, I guess.  As they say, "the struggle is real", and I'm losing it badly.  Well, that's life, I guess.  So what I'm saying is: yes, I know there's stuff out there I should be writing about.  Bear with me and I promise it'll be worth it.  Or, y'know, not, because, well, that's kinda been my track record of late.

Instead of leaving on that happy note, let's leave on this one instead... a little NYC subway music.


Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:12 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 If you are having trouble with sheet tangle, put a tall pillow or a little laptop table under the sheets at the foot of the bed. Basically, make some extra legroom down there.
You might want to look on YouTube for videos about massage points, so you can relax all your tendons and such in your leg.
Walking downstairs backward while holding onto the railing can help. (Assuming no ice or passersby.)
Things will get better.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at February 26, 2017 12:11 AM (S0Svy)

2 Like sciatic nerve pain? Or pretty sure it's not?

Posted by: Ben at February 26, 2017 04:43 PM (B1bvu)

3 Hip bursitis? I have that (old overuse injury) and the pain you're describing sounds a bit like what I get when it's bad. (Cold weather makes it worse). I find putting heat on it helps. (NSAIDS are supposed to help, too, but I'd rather deal with the hip pain than with the stomach woes NSAIDS cause in me).

Posted by: fillyjonk at February 26, 2017 08:41 PM (8Ov9m)

4 Ben, descriptions online don't seem to fit... the pain is limited to my hip/pelvis area, not the entire leg.

Filly, online descriptions sound like what I'm experiencing, yeah, so... maybe.

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 26, 2017 09:40 PM (UDOXQ)

5 The good news is if it's bursitis, it can be manageable. Stretching exercises and not sitting too long keeps mine under control. IN extremes, a steroid shot can be given (though I didn't want to go there & my doctor agreed) or they can even do surgery to remove the bursa....

Does the muscle area around the joint feel "burnt"? That's what I remember when I first had it - the muscles around the hip were tight and felt like they were a bad burn.

Posted by: fillyjonk at February 27, 2017 05:29 PM (8Ov9m)

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