Monday, February 25, 2008

The new male in my life...


At least until he goes to the other cutest male in my life, Baby S, in two weeks.
Today did not go the way I had anticipated it. What I planned on doing was getting up, going to knitting, finishing the hedgehog, working on the baby blanket, and doing a triple class. What I ended up doing was waking up with my elbow REALLY hurting and spending most of the morning trying to talk to a human being in the health care system that actually could make a decision as to whether or not I should see my doctor or go to urgent care. However, once I finally got through to the doctor's office, I had another reminder about how small the world is.

Me: I hurt my elbow at taekwondo class on Valentine's Day, and it's still bothering me quite a bit. (Actually, it was FIGHT class, but I figured I'd have a harder time explaining that one!)
Nurse: Taekwondo? [Sir]'s?
Me: Yeah, actually...
Nurse: Who is this?
Me: This is Katie...
Nurse: Oh hi, Katie! This is [one of the little kids in my sparring class' mom]. I saw you icing it the other night at sparring. Your right elbow, right? Did you hurt it in class or while you were working there?

I don't work there, but I suppose it probably looks like it sometimes. Honestly, I have never spoken face to face with the lady to my knowledge. No particular reason I haven't, just never really had a reason to. I was rather surprised that she not only knew my name, but remembered the fact that I was there on Friday, icing my right elbow. Yikes! I hope that if I'm better known at the school that I had thought, I'm reflecting well on it!

Anyway, the upshot is that the doctor apparently decided my symptoms weren't severe enough to actually be seen, but had someone call me back and tell me to ice it three times a day, pick up a prescription for a stronger anti-inflammatory, and "stop the activity" until it stops hurting. A few days, at best, a week or more at worst. That did not sit too well with me, so they tuned it down to just "take it easy this week." I helped out some new people with kickboxing, which kept me from working my arm very hard, did tkd (when did that become my easiest class??) where we mostly worked forms and kicks, and instructor class where we also worked forms. Sir asked if I was going to be there tomorrow night, but it will depend on how the arm is feeling

Oh, and we're not going to be an ATA school much longer! Yay!
While I was waiting for the doctor's office to call me back, I went to the park to soak up some warm sunshine. I did a little bit too good of a job at that...my face and chest (I was wearing a scoop neck top) are now bright red. Whoops! But the baby blanket got some good California sun to send back to Indiana when it's finished!

4 comments:

Krista said...

He is very cute, and I hope your elbow heals quickly!

Anonymous said...

I think he's adorable! I've saved him as my desktop picture because he makes me smile everytime I look at him. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

You did pretty well to get treatment without having to go there! We missed you - but I'll bring my finished (hopefully) sweater next time.

Amanda said...

OK, you've gotta explain the affiliation thing.