doctors appointment pdate, and counting the pieces of good news
I had two x-rays done to check for fractures in my elbow joint, mostly because I was feeling pain in my elbow joint proper. He couldn't see anything, but he said that even if there was a stress fracture, that may not manifest itself on the film for a while. We decided that though I'd had it done twice before, that an injection would, again, be in order. So right now, I'm dealing with the excruciating pain that comes after a cortezone shot to the elbow near a major nerve center, I took some hydrocodone, and that has taken the edge off of the pain. I know that this injection will help things in the short term. I just need to be really careful with the elbow, even if it feels better. If I can keep wearing my braces, it's my hope I can "cure" the thing. This week wasn't fun. It's not as bad as a femur fracture, but I still wouldn't wish it on anyone else. I think I'm on the mend at this point.
In other news, my Dell laptop order shipped today. Then I'll have the fun of transferring all of my data to the new machine.
I'm thankful that I've got at least one good piece of news today. Though the doctor didn't tell me anything earth-shattering, there's no real earth-shattering cure to tennis elbow. This is just one more challenge I get to deal with. I'm glad I like challenges.