When I saw my doctor, I felt just like the character in the XKCD comic above. (You should be able to click on it to enlarge the picture. If that doesn’t work, click here). It’s so difficult to explain what’s going on with your body when you can imagine far more painful and horrifying things that could happen to it. The 10-point pain scale probably works much better for patients who don’t have a runaway imagination. Ha!
What I ended up doing along with my pain scale rating was describing how the injury was affecting me. At one point it was so uncomfortable that I was having a hard time eating or sleeping.
The good news is that I’m doing much better! The pain is 95% gone, although there is still some stiffness that makes it uncomfortable to type for a long period of time. I’ve been doing a set of doctor-recommended exercises to get my full range of motion back.
I hope to be fully back to my old self in time for my next post here. Thank you all for all of your kind thoughts and messages this past week.