What to do, what to do…..
I went to see Dr. Tim yesterday for a checkup on my left arm. My lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is creeping back. Ugh. I feel frustrated and discouraged and like I want to cry. Dr. Tim gave me two options. 1. Let it ride. Maybe take more time off for healing, 4-6 weeks, and see how it feels. 2. FAST surgery. This is minimally invasive and the recovery time is 4-6 weeks. I am not completely sure what to do. I am trying to decide what the best course of action is for me. If i wait six weeks and test it, and it hurts, then what? I would end up getting the surgery and be out another 4-6 weeks. On one hand, I just want to get this over with, but I hate the idea of having surgery. I’m going to take a week or so to decide. I’m going out-of-town for work soon, so it would have to be after that. My main concern isn’t taking time off…it’s really that I’m worried my arm will always hurt. Even simple things like letting my arm hang by my side hurts.
On another note, I have been making an effort to move more….outside of the gym. I have been walking to the office a couple of times a week. It’s been really nice. I enjoy it because it gives me time to wake up before I get in and I get to enjoy a nice, crisp morning. I typically enjoy my coffee and catch up on my Words with Friends and news. I think that I am going to make this something I do 2-3 times a week and I think I will start making myself unplug while I walk. The real challenge: unplugging.