He’s wounded.

July 27, 2010


Lloyd hurt his wrist somehow. He doesn’t remember how it happened, but I’m going to guess it’s all of his late-night superhero stuff. It’s hard work keeping a big metropolis like Seward crime-free, and sooner or later your joints are going to pay the price.

We went to Wal-Mart tonight to get a wrist brace. He tried them all on and settled for a sturdy one with a decidedly Minnie Pearl vibe. (He hasn’t taken the tag off yet.)

He looks pretty tough, eh?

When he tried it on I was reminded of the two times I went bowling as a pre-teen. I was really, really bad at it, and was told I had a spaghetti wrist. Somehow or another I bought (or was given) a wrap-around wrist brace, and thought that it was the coolest thing in the world! I wore that thing all the time! Come to think of it, I might not have ever gone bowling a second time – I just wore it like some one-armed Wonder Woman. Pow! Pow!

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6 Responses to “He’s wounded.”

  1. Deanne Said on:

    One time, I went through a period where I was doing some data entry on my couch with a laptop. Not great ergonomics. And I developed what felt like the beginnings of carpal tunnel. So I got some kind of squeezy brace, wore it for a while, and all was well. I guess you take the pressure off so the inside irritation can calm down, and all is well. Maybe you can return the brace AND feel better. Although that feels a little like cheating…


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Actually he’s looking REALLY young…and I have to hate him for that just a little bit.

    When I was in high school & shortly after that, I used to have to wear a brace too when I bowled. I didn’t feel cool…I felt really nerdy…especially beings it didn’t make me a very good bowler, it only knocked down the percentage of balls that ended up in the gutter.


  3. Brad Said on:

    His superpowers are in his wrist? What’s he called? Captain Carpus?


  4. Lloyd Said on:

    Popular consensus around work this morning is that it is probably a fracture, but I should wait a few days to see if the pain just goes away.

    This sort of advice would be better if I worked at a hospital.


  5. Christina Said on:

    If it were fractured, it would be swollen….Hope you are better soon.


  6. Keren Said on:

    The truth is if it were fractured, they would completely immobilize your thumb. Do you really want that? The brace looks just as good as a cast and think of all the time you will save by not waiting at the doctor’s office.


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