How do you handle injuries/downtime?

  • dommyinlosang...

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    Nov 21, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    last week injured/pulled something in my upper thigh / groin area... don't think it's a groin pull... it's a bit to the left on the thigh... it hurts when i raise my leg so i've been resting and icing it... anyway... i've been injured before with slight problems and i always heal up...

    it's already starting to heal... might try back to gym next week... take it easy and stuff...

    but the downtime right now drives me crazy... i normally would go to the gym a few hours a day... if i get bored late at night i might go for a run... none of that right now...

    i have access to netflix and hbo and hulu and there's still nothing to watch.
    going nutsicon_smile.gif

    i want to just eat but that combined with no gym and i will fatten up like a thanksgiving turkey

    what do you guys do?
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    Nov 21, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    It's a target-rich environment around here. Probably right now I'd catch up on work in the greenhouse and read a few extra books. But don't rush it.

    I pulled something in my upper arm a few weekends ago. Instead of resting, I "went light" on arms day, then proceeded to finish building and hanging some cabinets in the shop. By thursday, my whole arm was a useless column of pain. Like, lay on the couch and don't get up pain. Take ibuprofen and make a bunch of stupid posts on RJ pain. Dammit.

    It took two weeks to recover where it might have only been a few days in the first place.
  • Lincsbear

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    Nov 21, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    Rest up....and relax.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Nov 21, 2012 8:28 PM GMT

    .... rubbing alcohol and a massage, that is icon_lol.gif
  • Pontifex

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    Nov 21, 2012 8:33 PM GMT
  • dommyinlosang...

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    Nov 21, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    Pontifex saidSex...

    this pain kind of prohibits sex... unless i just lay still and someone works around me icon_biggrin.gif
  • dommyinlosang...

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    Nov 21, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidRest up....and relax.

    good thing is it's thanksgiving week... i hate thanksgiving but at least i feel a little less lazy since it's a holiday