Thursday, May 14, 2015

I DO have cat-food-can-opener elbow!

When I last wrote about my sore elbow, here, I promised to get to the doc to have it checked out.

Well, he tells me it's called 'golfer's elbow', and cranking open cat food cans could surely be the reason for the injury!
Medial Epicondyle to you too, buster!

I am certainly not a golfer, so that's out.  The doc gave me a list of exercises to do, plus the best use of a bag of frozen peas or corn kernels; put it on my sore elbow!  I am to avoid strenuous things that make my elbow hurt (like, duh!).  Funny thing is, at the office, I have to pull open doors to move around the facility, and pulling the doors open KILLS my elbow!  Doc says go slow, take your time, and use good posture. Harrumph...

But the kitties must eat, so I continue to use my left hand to pop those cans open.  Thanks to Katnip Lounge and Tails From The Foster Kittens for suggestions on can-opener devices.   Oh, and the chiropractor doc has found a few spinal areas that need work too; kids, take it from me, treat your back NICELY when you are young, otherwise it will come back to haunt you later on...believe me when I say this!
Gratuitous photo of Sweetie hiding in the garden...
has nothing to do with today's post, but she's a cutie!


  1. What a precious picture! We're sorry for your elbow troubles, but remember, it's for the bestest of causes - feeding the felines!

  2. Thank cod you figured out a way to keep opening the cans of cat food. ;)

  3. Ouch! I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Sorry to hear about the sore elbow, but good thing yo have two arms :)
    We like that pic of Sweetie!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  5. Eeek! It's a good thing you have another can opening arm! ;-)

    Love that photo of Sweetie!

  6. now that is definitely a FIRST to me! Hope it heals soon!

  7. I hope your cat-food-can-opener elbow will heal soon!
    Love the photo of Sweetie. She sure is a cutie pie :-)

  8. What we don't do for those furry little taskmasters =)
    Feel better soon.

  9. My Mom had the same thing from playing games on her tablet! Funny what breaks as we age...

  10. Ohhhh hope that elbow is on the mend soon!
    And what a great In The Garden photo!

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