Thursday, October 15, 2009


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Whine du jour:Feels like I've gotten the tendons in my legs mighty pissed off at me.

I don't get it. What did I ever do to my legs to deserve this?

I'm trying the usual remedies: Rest, Ice, Complain, Eat.

Hope it gets better fast.

No exercise today, apart from the minimum and very slow 20 minutes walking limping to/from the Max station. Unless I can find something aerobic to do whilst flat on my back with my legs in the air... y'know, you really should get that cough seen to. And you're looking awfully red in the face too. Tsk.

Argh. 13 hours at work and they brought in food. Did they bring in broccoli? Of course not. For breakfast I had a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Lunch and dinner were Mexican food, and of course there was the marionberry cobbler for afters. Plus I came home exhausted and have to get up early tomorrow to start this all over again. Yes, I know I'm whining. If I work hard tomorrow and Saturday, I might get to take Sunday off for sleep. Keep your fingers crossed.


Theresa said...

And stretching. Don't forget the stretching.

Hope your legs feel better soon!

The Merry said...

Does stretching help tendons? I didn't know that.

Theresa said... Dunno really. It just seemed like the thing to suggest.

Ok, how do you tell the difference between muscle and tendon pain? Seriously, it's not something I ever thought about.


Ok, I found this little tidbit on

"Stretching can help relax and lengthen a tendon, but never stretch the painful and inflamed area, as this can worsen the tendonitis. Instead, stretch the more pliable muscle around the tendon."

LaShaune said...

How about treating yourself to a massage and a good soak?

Then again, I could send you my pimp cane and you could start an entirely new direction in life - you already have the walk down.

Ok, that may have been tasteless...Yes, I do have a pimp cane.

Hope you feel better soon!

Dr. J said...

Maybe you can consider doing some swimming while you get better.

Just trying to help!

The Merry said...

Dr J, swimming is a great idea, though I'd have to try to find a pool first. I was thinking of bicycling with my legs in the air, but I'm not sure how much exercise you can get trying that.

TexNYQ, I don't think /your/ comment was tasteless, though mine was. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a pimp cane. I'm getting educated :)

The Merry said...

Theresa, I'll definitely try stretching and report back! :)

JavaChick said...

Epsom salt bath? Though I guess that is supposed to be for muscles, not tendons...

The Merry said...

I dunno, JavaChick, but right now that sounds realllllly good :)

Charlotte said...

I much prefer your version of RICE! And I also love a good whine. I'm feeling particularly whiny myself today:) But hey one perk of not working in the professional world anymore is that I no longer have to deal with all the goodies!