Experiment: Day 2

See, I’m serious about this.

Just wrapped up day 1 of the Sonic shoot. We’re doing test market spots for hot and iced lattes, so I’m guessing a lot of people won’t see them. But it involved essentially no eating or even drinking of the product, so it made for an easy day.

I have what I believe to be tendinitis in my left wrist. Over a week ago I woke up in the middle of the night with it hurting as if I had strained it. Over the past week it has stayed swollen and continue to hurt to varying degrees. A few days ago I noticed that there was a sort of creaking feeling when I flexed my wrist, leading me to diagnose it as tendinitis because the exact same thing happened to my foot in college, and it was diagnosed by the always top-of-the-line nurses or Tufts Health Services. By the way, have you seen my appendectomy scar? Have you seen the accompanying scar from the plastic bulb that had to be inserted to drain the toxic fluid that was released when my appendix ruptured because Health Services sent me home with a bottle of Pepto Bismol when I went to them complaining of intense abdominal pain?

So how did I end up with tendinitis? Or as some have hypothesized, is it carpal tunnel? And if so, how did I get that? I’m not on the computer as much these days. Embarrassingly, the single most painful thing for me to do over the course of any given day is to use the bathroom because of three of the steps involved: pulling down/up my pants, washing my hands, and drying my hands. Maybe that’s four steps. Regardless, it makes me wonder if I have carpal tunnel from the repetitive motion of using the bathroom. Imagine.

And why is it spelled tendinitis, as my spell check assures me it is, and not tendonitis? It’s a tendon, right? Dummies.

  • mcm

    Hey, that reminds me… after our last Sonic commercial viewing (which we almost Tivo’d right past!), Marc wanted to know if you actually had to eat the strawberry cheesecake bites and, if so, how many. I’m not sure I want to know, though. Because, I have to say, they did not look all that appetizing.