March 19th, 2014



My doctor's visit went.. well, it went in 15 minutes. He told me I have tennis elbow and that I should rest it and not do anything that aggravates it for at least 2 months, and referred me for an x-ray for my back.

I think muscular-skeletal things are hard for doctors, and that if I want a real diagnosis I'll have to do the x-ray and then go see someone who specialises. He gave me the name of a physiotherapist who is apparently quite good. I also know an osteopath who's successfully treated me for other broken parts in the past. The reason I went to the doctor was to rule out conditions that can be treated by conventional means (or not treated, like arthritis which is in my family).

I don't know why I feel like I didn't get my money's worth. He seemed quite offhand, and with my elbow when I told him about the pain that was in the upper arm he said "Oh we won't worry about that." Which may be because the treatment for that is the same as for what he said I have, but felt quite a lot like a dismissal.


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Last night we did Flying Koalas. They don't actually look like this:

Although the caption seems appropriate somehow. *cough* Mostly they seem to involve falling on the mat in a heap. However, after about 20 goes we did one successfully, and then stopped because tiring koala-imitating is tiring.

And I'm not that cute either.