Monkey See, Monkey Do.

Just a quick one today, nothing really hilarious to report. I got a flu shot and went to the Physical Therapist for my elbow tendonitis, which I cannot seem to get rid of.

At the flu clinic, when the woman gave me the shot, I distinctly heard what sounded like air bubbles being injected, so all night I've been sitting here waiting for one to work its way to my heart. So far so good -- I'm still alive and kicking.

After that I went to the PT's office, he was doing his pressing and prodding on my arm, stretching tendons, etc. About ten minutes into it, he stops and says "I'll be right back." A few moments later, he comes in with this black nylon strap thing with buckles on it.

"Is that the harness for my helper monkey?" I asked hopefully.

He didn't laugh. I figured out why pretty quickly because two seconds later, he strapped himself into the thing. I guess they sometimes use a strap around the neck as kind of third hand when they're working on someone. I'm not positive, but I think he added a little excessive force to my therapy after that. My arm still hurts.

Dammit. I was really looking forward to that helper monkey, too.


  1. Naaah the animal rights groups stopped the usage of monkeys as helpers a while back. Apparently after the exploitation of them as festive, well dressed dancers with coin cups and fruit stealing animated ones, they felt it was time to step in.

    Guess I'll have to wait for an evil mini clone or something.

  2. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Black straps & buckles? Just what kind of "doctor" was this?? Were there whips involved? If so, will there be pictures uploaded soon?

  3. Anonymous2:30 PM

    I had elbow tendinitis awhile back. What a bitch! My orthopod told me that it normally disappears after about 9 or 10 months, and he was right. How long have you had it? Have you had steroid shots?

  4. Sgt, and evil mini clone helper monkey would be even better..

    KP - nothing to see here. Move along, move along...

    char -- I've had it a while. I've had two cortisone shots, the first one worked for about 2 months, the second one didn't work at all. My problem is, it's my dominant arm and I keep re-straining it.

  5. JV - I hate to say this, because it's one of the things I just love about you, but...be less dominant. Quit dominating all the time, and I'd bet you'll see a marked* improvement. With all the domination you're doling out, it's no wonder you're stressing parts of your body. You have to learn to just let some things slide, my ducklet.

    *This marked should be pronounced with two syllables. Thanks.

  6. but...but...it's how I make my fun money.

  7. Now they have helper people for monkeys.

  8. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Dude, the bubbles have to go in the VEIN - not the muscle tissue.

  9. Dude, just be glad you don't have tendonitis in your hips; the doctor would have brought out a swing.

  10. this girl -- wait, are you telling me the flu shot isn't supposed to go in the vein? Dammit, I need to find a better vet.

  11. Hehe. Your PT sounds more intriguing than mine. I dislocated the elbow a month back so I know the feeling. Now if I could just touch my face with it I'd be good...

    You think they'd let me have a monkey with a helper human that could help both of us?