Several recent discussions lead me to this post. As many of you know lefty is not playing the game at the moment. Strangely, given the extent of the injuries, this is probably the worst pain that it has given me. For those interested in the mechanics of pain it is a sharp pain not an ache, I guess this is indicative of mechanical conflict.
The pain wasn’t brought on by any sudden event, no shock or overload. This doesn’t necessarily fit with the type of pain but hey maybe I missed something. I can still lift weights and perform press-ups with no problems. It is random, silly movements that trigger the pain. The pain is debilitating, its a real stab and causes me to instantly change position. It has taken a fair volume of alcohol to allow me to sleep over the pain this weekend.
So now we have established why I keep wincing and pulling funny faces we can move on to the discussion. Everyone’s first comment involves me over doing it. Let’s be clear I am doing nothing different, nothing more aggressively. There is no reason for my wrist mechanics to change. I am expecting the predicted rise in pain to be progressive not sudden. In short this is not my fault.
Having established that I am not to blame I turn to the next question. Should I inform the doctor/physio/ consultant? Well I’m sorry but the answer is an emphatic no. I don’t understand why people think this is so odd. The doctors have made it clear that they want to give up at pain so why tell them? I am no fan of giving up, that’s not how I got here after all.
For those that doubt my way think on. I would like to point out the astounding recovery and the amazed medical teams. I achieved this by ignoring medical advice and not telling them about pain. I suggest that my way is the right way, watch out Ms Nature there’s only my way.