There IS something else on my mind right now, I’m sorry to say. It may not be helping out my anxiety about starting my fieldwork. Maybe because I might not be able to start my fieldwork as I had planned.
I haven’t wanted to talk about this because…well, maybe I thought that I needed to ignore it. That if I ignored it, it wasn’t really happening. Well, not ignored it. Just not really talked about it.
I have been in some discomfort and pain the last few months. In my arm. It started off slow, but then it landed hard and fast in April. I visited a doc at the clinic at the university. And that was kind of a waste of time. He said I had ulnar tunnel syndrome (a condition that is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome — but that is the median nerve…different fingers and symptoms).
Anyway, so he sent me off to physical therapy. I started that, but the pain was also moving into my elbow. The PT thought that maybe I had issues with tennis or golfers elbow. I was so tired of not getting any real answers….I called and asked the doc to refer me to the hand/arm specialist/surgeon. I was in pain and frustrated. The doc was kind of an asshole and didn’t call me back for three days.