Fantastic Blog Post Sidelined By Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
There should have been a nice, long post here about Niagara Falls. One with lots of photos and stories and stuff. So, what happened? Monday night happened. For some reason, I began experiencing pains in my elbow on Monday night. At first, I thought nothing of it. I figured it would go away on its own.
That night, I worked a bit on My Upcoming Twitter Application and a blog post. Every press of the key brought pain and I found I needed to take frequent breaks. I finally finished and got to bed at about 1:30am, hoping that some sleep would help my elbow feel better.
Sadly, the next day didn’t see any improvement. And the 5-6 hour drive home (actually longer, but at least 5 hours of actual driving) didn’t help. Even holding onto and moving the steering wheel hurt. To make matters worse, the pain is in my left elbow and I’m a leftie. Can you guess what arm I instinctively use for everything? Yup, my left one.
Yesterday, I went back to work. Now, I work as a web programmer. So my entire job involves typing out code. Hitting keys on a keyboard. Exactly the kind of thing that elicits pain from my elbow. The pain has continued into today. Every time I think it is getting better, I move a finger or turn my arm and the pain returns.
I’ve had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome before so I know how that feels. This feels just like that, only in my elbow instead of my wrist. It turns out that there is a name for this: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. I’m going to try to cut down on using my arm as much as possible. That means you get a short, all-text blog post instead of one chock-full of photos and detailed stories. For now, you can read about some of our Niagara Falls trip over on B’s blog. Here’s hoping my elbow gets better quickly. I need it for my livelihood!