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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-02 04:40
Subject: [funny] Department of things which are ironically ironic
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Tags:funny, health, personal
The chief symptom of my current shoulder problems is debilitating pain when I thoughtlessly reach past my currently limited range of motion, or grasp weight in certain ways. Unplugging a power cord with my left hand can send me to the couch in tears for several minutes, unable to move or think. This is why I was at the physical therapist yesterday.

So this morning, I was icing my left shoulder as instructed. On finishing the icing effort, I went to remove the ice bag from my shoulder, and it slipped away from my grip, where I immediately grabbed for it with my left hand.

Bingo! Debilitating pain! From my fricking ice pack!

Oh, irony, thy bite is cruel yet unloving.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Elspeth
User: evaleastaristev
Date: 2009-09-02 12:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh the irony.

Next time, ice it on the couch. You can stand up, it will fall to the couch, and you can pick it up with your RIGHT hand.

This will save you much pain.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-02 12:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Absolutely. And I've just received some magnificently effective operant conditioning to that end...
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Elspeth
User: evaleastaristev
Date: 2009-09-02 14:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's amazing how good a teacher pain is, isn't it? It's taught me how to do many a thing that I thought I could do before.
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mcjulie
User: mcjulie
Date: 2009-09-02 14:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In the movie version of your life, it is travails like this which really endear your character to the audience.
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sheelangig
User: sheelangig
Date: 2009-09-02 15:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

But who would you get to play him?
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User: autojim
Date: 2009-09-02 19:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jeff Bridges, re-visiting The Dude.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-02 19:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hahahahahahah!!!! You win the Internets!
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sheelangig
User: sheelangig
Date: 2009-09-02 22:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You're sure the Internets is a *prize*?
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sheelangig
User: sheelangig
Date: 2009-09-02 15:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Owies! Poor baby!
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2009-09-02 20:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Shoulders are cruel overlords.
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martianmooncrab
User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2009-09-02 20:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Debilitating pain! From my fricking ice pack!

Ice is ebil if you have Reynaud's...
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Sythyry
User: sythyry
Date: 2009-09-03 00:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Much sympathy from another person with shoulder problems. Ow! Ironic ow!
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2009-09-03 02:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:flowers
Your story reminds me of my shoulder, pre- and immediately (for values of immediately up to and including six months) post-surgery. Much sympathy.
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