Thursday, August 21, 2008

My wrist is fine now, thanks for asking.

A few weeks back I buggered my wrist using my tool the wrong way. 20mm may not sound much but its tough trying to get through it, even on high power - my tool jammed up and it just about riped my hand off.

I'm no handyman, but in trying to build a fridge slide for the $X$ I've got pretty good with a few power tools such as the circular and jig saws. Apparently that skill does not extend to drills. At one point I was trying to drill a 100mm diameter hole with a hole saw on the end of a power drill through 20mm marine ply. About half way through it grabbed the saw, twisting the drill out of my hand and wrenching my wrist in the process.

Three weeks later I still couldn't lift a milk bottle from the fridge so I went and had it x-rayed. They wouldn't take a picture of me flashing the bird - I did try. Turns out nothing is broken, just bruised. I was going to scan and post the x-rays but meeeehhh, cbf'd.

I've had to lower the gym weights but the wrist has slowly been getting better and yesterday I did the pump class with my normal 30kg + weights again. Now I'm sitting here with a cold, a "saw" wrist and achingly sore boobies.

The moral of the story is don't be a tool with tools.

19 comments:

Memphis Steve said...

I need to get in a pump class. Some of the women teaching those classes are bigger than I am. Clearly it works.

unique_stephen said...

Steve - You d0n't build so much, but you do get nice endurance under load.

I try to get to two a week, and do some swimming, bike and free weights.

It's a good mix of cardio and strength but it is light with big reps. I wold usually curl 35 or 40kg, 3 x 10 but in pump I'm burning after 100 reps at about 12-15kg. Free I's squatting about 80 or 90Kg, in pump I'm dying under 35 and pressing about 22kg but I think if I go up even a tad I'd regret it, I mean, the haraden out the front is badgering you to do more more more. Somethign would break.

Jen said...

So,so many wrist jokes going through my head....can't.....choose...just...one.
Don't forget, boys, a good hard fuck beats a gym workout anytime.......I'm just saying....

xl said...

"using my tool the wrong way"

Big relief that this was not a euphemism!

kimba said...

as this is a family blog I shall give you sympathy rather than innuendo..

poor you. feel better. x

Lana Banana said...

because this is a family blog, i stopped reading after the first line . . .

Leesha said...

why the achingly sore boobies Steve?
HAve I missed something???

EmmaK said...

oh darling, let me kiss it better
xx

unique_stephen said...

Jen - Whats wrong with doing both?

XL - I think that I still need practice with my tool, you know, to get it right.

Kimba - tnks

Lana - It's not THAT family.

Leesha - through putting up the weights. I haven't been pressing that much for a while bc my wrist hurt. The 2 days after and I still cant soap myself properly.

Emmak - would you, thanks. And my tool?

Jen said...

Not a thing.

Leesha said...

Oh right Im with you now.....
thank you for explaining.

kimba said...

ewwww! you are talking about SOAPING yourself??!!
I thought this was a family blog..

dirty dirty dirty man..

Ohh I get it that is what the soap is for?

fingers said...

I'm not sure what I find more effemme ??
Your incompetence with a power-drill or all that talk about set-reps in the gym.
Back to Man School for you...

Steph said...

I always suspected you were limp wristed. *Boom tish* ;)

Fusion said...
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Fusion said...

Never had a wrist injury, I'd have to hire someone if I did...

Is that veiled enough for your family blog?

Lana Banana said...

not "that" family, eh?

phew!

thought i was gonna have to stop reading your blog just as i'd gotten started . . .

unique_stephen said...

Jen - Cauz' I couldn't go without either.

Leesha - Some people are just slow, it's alright. I'm sure you;ll get bye somehow.

Kimba - I'm a kinky dirty minded fellow but other than a concern about droping a cake in a communal shower I can't think of anything edgy about soap

Fingers - Noooo - can you suggest a good final assignment for Man School. Last time I I got beat up for drinking KB rather than XXXX in front of some FNQ truckers. I almost failed.

Steph - It's more like RSI.

Fusion - Perfect. But I've a secret weapon - a left hand.

Lana B. - Feel free to be as crude as you like.

Mark Lawrence said...

I was going to comment: "I buggered my wrist"... welcome to my life – of RSI...

but I think I'll stay clear of this whole thread. Feels icky. Uh, have to go wash... where's that soap?