Over the past few weeks I have been struggling with a minor pain in my elbow. It reminded me of the time I had to have treatment for tennis elbow, a few years ago. The only difference this time was that the pain was on the inside of the joint rather than the outside …
So I went to see my GP. I explained to him that I was experiencing pain in my elbow which was beginning to cause me problems. The doctor just made a few notes on his computer and that was really all that happened! He never gave me any indication as to what was going to happen; more to the point he never actually said what the problem was. I was expecting at least a referral to the Physiotherapists, but who knows?
Well, that was two weeks ago. The pain had gradually got worse, but today was the final straw. I actually struggled to open a door as I had lost the strength in my hand. It quite frightened me, so time to ring the Blackberry Clinic and use my private health insurance.
I got an immediate appointment and went to see Nik. Now you should have seen his face! When following a number of questions he asked “when do you notice the most discomfort?” My answer was “when I’m screwing“. I think he would have choked if he was eating or drinking which is why I explained that what I meant was “when I was using a screwdriver to check plug terminals!“
Finally I was told that the problem was actually Golfers Elbow which is a more extreme form of Tennis Elbow. Um? Well, if any of you have ever met me you will know that I have not played golf for years and I have certainly never ever played tennis, so how the heck can I get Tennis Elbow let alone have it develop into Golfers Elbow?
Anyway, now I have a couple of weeks where I need to do some strange exercises, including squeezing a stress ball to improve my grip – no funny comments please. I’m only glad that at the moment, it’s a little quiet on the testing front, but it gives me time to revisit my business plan, my next year’s budget and also review my current marketing materials.
Even better, I might have time to attend some additional networking meetings and events, so I guess that every cloud has a silver lining!
Until next time …