Over the past couple of months I’ve been dealing with pain in my right elbow. I went to the doctor and found out I have Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow). I haven’t played tennis in decades! So I’m renaming it Woodworker’s Elbow. This was brought on by a weekend marathon of hand sanding, on my Greene & Greene chair project. Lesson learned, listen to your body! I knew at the end of the first day, I was going to hurt the next day, but I bit the bullet and pushed through. The doctor says I have to stop or greatly cut back on woodworking for awhile. So there’s the challenge! It’s like trying to get a crack addict to stop smoking crack!
It is getting into the Winter and Holiday months. Weekends do tend to be busy and cold (in an unheated garage shop). So maybe the timing is good, if I really have to cut back. There are some small projects I think I can do, that won’t irritate the arm. So I don’t think I have to go cold turkey on this! I have my first Psychical Therapy appointment tomorrow, I’ll know more after that. Stay tuned, I plan to keep something going on the blog in the mean time.