October 20, 2008


I tweaked my stomach muscles during my trapeze lesson (what a cool thing to be able to say, huh?). It wasn't too bad, but in the three climbing sessions since then, I think I've actually pulled my stomach muscles.

One of my climbing partners is a rehab doctor (best climbing partner career choice EVER. If we find an EMT to climb with us, we'll be ready for anything). She was concerned for me after I had to come down off a couple climbs on Sunday. "The only people I've ever encountered with pulled stomach muscles are surfers."

This morning, I tossed that story at Jrex as I was rushing to get out the door. I called a farewell as I left, and without missing a beat, he called back, "Hang Ten, babe."


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of your anguish.

Did I tell you about the MD in Mt. Pleasant, MI, who leveled with me?

He commented, "For many diseases and physical problems, the remedies we have available are the same that Hippocrates had -- stay in bed and drink lots of liquids. Sleep is the great remedy.

"Sure, in our lifetimes, the development of pharmaceuticals has been staggering. But, mostly they speed up the natural processes. And that's not trivial. Often, it's the difference between life and death. But, sleep is still the great healer."

Hang ten, indeed!

Take some sick days and stay in bed.

jp said...

you crack me up. there aren't too many bizarre things i can say, but my leg WAS a little sore after my elephant ride. does that count?

Neurotic Grad Student said...

Hee. I had a wicked case of pneumonia once that led to torn intercostal muscles. It was the most painful experience of my life. (Well, maybe behind the kidney stone.)

Hope you feel better soon!!

Mama Nabi said...

Haha... that could be a craigslist ad - looking for an EMT to be part of our climbing crew.

Hang ten, dude...

Snickollet said...

I'm so jealous of your trapeze lessons--there's a place near me that does them and I've always wanted to go. Perhaps you will give the inspiration I need to actually do it!

Hope the stomach muscles feel better soon.