Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tendonitis. Shit.

I've given up. I tried to ignore it. I tried to climb through it. Hell, I even tried to rest (which didn't actually happen). Now my hand is being forced. Literally.
Two weeks ago I woke up with a strange dull pain in the back of my hand. Felt like a break, but not as severe. Same type of pressure. I figured it'd go away. Two days later it was obvious it wasn't gonna just disappear, so I did what everyone else would have done... I started training again. By the time I left for St. George, my endurance had been cut in half. At least. After a few bolts of jugs, my right arm would be wooden. Shit.
Finally I went to a doctor. Thats a big step for me. He says its a bad case of extensor tendonitis. Rest is my only option. So, again, I did the obvious. Two more days of climbing. I did manage to redpoint a 12a (which felt like 13b with my wooden claw), and fall all over Joe Six Pack, a techy Randy Leavitt 13a that I'll certainly come back for. Its bound to be a little more doable with two hands.
At any rate, I'm resting. 2 weeks. Maybe 3. Maybe a month. Till its better. If I can.
In the meantime, heres a video of Misty, drunk, freestyling about my misfortune. Sorry about the lighting and shoddy camera work. I'd had too much Rogue Ale and was just testing the video function on my new point and shoot. Regardless, its more than worth it. Enjoy!
video

5 comments:

Misty Murphy said...

Awesome. I am an idiot.

Odub said...

Haha. But you're a hysterical idiot!

Dan Lubbers said...

Tendonitis is the like the girlfriend you don't want anymore. Ignore her and she'll eventually just go away. Instigate her and that bitch will never leave!

Universal Rhythm said...

You know what video you should put up next...oh I think you know.

Tom Markiewicz said...

I was recently diagnosed with flexor tendonitis, but in addition to rest the doc also forced me into a good rehab plan. Basically its all about strengthening the opposing tendon groups. Hope it gets better for you. Mine is slowly...