Monday, February 13, 2006

I am officially Old

A while back, early October probably, I woke up with a very sore elbow after sleeping with my hand between my knees. I could barely bend it. I figured it was because I had put too much pressure on it and that the soreness would eventually go away. Well it's months and months later and it still hurts. Some days I can barely lift a box of cereal with my left hand. I can't lift weights which really pisses me off. I'm getting really buff from the waist down but the ol' arms are still weak as kittens.

So it occurred to me just the other day that this might be ...arthritis. I went online to About.com and took a fun quiz. It turns out that I scored a 41% on the quiz so I don't know whether I have it or not. One of the quiz questions was, "True or False: You are too young to have arthritis." They don't say how young that is, though. So I just put False. Another thing about this quiz is they give you feedback as you go along on whether you're doing well on the test. "Your answer to this question is consistent with the symptoms of arthritis. Continue taking the quiz." Or, "Your answer to this question is not consistent with the symptoms of arthritis. Continue taking the quiz.

The expected answer consistent with arthritis is:

Does one or more of your joints appear swollen?

is:

Yes"

Well, phew. Another question, "Did you fall recently?" Heh heh. That cracks me up for some reason.

So I'm guessing this means I should go to the doctor, huh? Or maybe I'll just brew me up some rheumatiz medicine.

3 Comments:

At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes, Granny's rheumatiz medicine. Easy to spot in the bathroom cabinet (if your cabinet is about a foot deep) . . . large brown jug, with three X's on it . . . has no expiration date. Be sure to use your good arm. Enjoy! (Has anyone seen my rope belt?)
JK, living next to Mr. Drysdale

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger Jodie said...

They say that 40 is the new 20! I just posted on feeling old too. I think that whoever said 40 is the new 20 has a botox injection & a boob job!!!

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger HBelle said...

let's all go hang out by the CEment pond and get drunk on rheumatiz...

 

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