Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Great News, No Cast!

My arm is to be in a sling for at least 2 weeks, during which time I am a 1-handed typist and 1-armed driver.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sore Arm Explained

It's broken. I have a small non-displaced fracture of my radius bone, right at the elbow. My arm is in a splint. I've never had a cast before.

And to think I didn't even take myself out of the game.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

White 51, Black 38

Our team won tonight by a 51-38 score. We scored the first 11 points of the game and then kind of just held that lead throughout.

I came off the bench to give our other 2 big guys a breather. Right after I went in I got called for a foul. It certainly was a foul but I didn't touch the guy, it was one of my teammates. No big deal. Later in the first half I blocked a shot easily, the guy was totally out of control. I got an offensive rebound, got whacked in the nose (no call) but missed the putback.

In the 2nd half I got a steal and 2 more fouls. One of the fouls I was totally bowled over and my left forearm is still quite sore.

The scorers credited me with just the 1 rebound and 1 steal (no blocks) but of course that doesn't really matter, the point is I had fun and got some exercise.

I played about 8-9 minutes of each half. I got a little winded in the first half, probably just getting used to playing. I definitely need to improve my timing.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Giving Blood And Keeping Score

I gave blood today. It took a little extra time as it was very crowded at the time I showed up, it was over an hour waiting until I finally got the needle in my arm. A small part of the delay was the first nurse who looked at my arms couldn't decide which arm to stick. She called her supervisor over and he made the call (my right arm). I was allowed to give even though I have been taking my prescription for Ultram.

Then tonight was our first week of basketball games. I am on the team of Rob, the guy who runs the league and I found out tonight that he works for Hyland Software. Hyland produces OnBase, a Document Management system that I am very familiar with.

Anyways, our team had a bye tonight but it was our duty to run the scoreboard and keep stats for 2 other games, so I was there from 8-11 PM.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Basketball Open Gym

A few weeks ago I signed up for our church basketball league. Last night was the open gym that guys could participate in before getting drafted.

Much to my surprise, I was easily 1 of the 2 or 3 oldest guys there (out of about 25-30). I'm not sure I've ever seen any of them in church, but that's ok.

Anyways I was on the court for about 90 minutes. None of my teams ever won our games, and I didn't score a point. I was tremendously winded and sore by the end of the night, but this morning I don't feel as bad as I feared I would.

And I don't have any pain specifically related to my hernia or groin area. I have been taking my Ultra prescription but I didn't really think it was helping any.

The league starts next week.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Doctor Appointment

I had my doctor appointment yesterday for the pain I have been having in my groin area, still 6 months after my hernia surgery. The doctor checked me out and is certain there is not a reoccurrance of the hernia so he wrote me a prescription for Ultram, a pain reliever.

I am supposed to take 3 a day for 30 days and then go back to the doctor. If I'm not better he may send me to see another specialist in downtown Cleveland.