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Random Minor Ouches
I bit the inside of my lower lip today while eating lunch. Owie! I do it all the time, but it never stops hurting, each and every time. What's up with that?

I have a weird thick bump on the skin of my middle right toe. Possibly due to stepping on something tiny like a splinter? Hopefully not a planters wart; I've heard of those but never had one myself. It hurt more on sunday than it did today, so hopefully that means whatever oddity might have happened to it is getting better.

I have been thinking about getting a chair massager, the shiatsu kind, to try to help my shoulder. I saw awhile ago that they sell a seat-pad like that at Bed Bath and Beyond for not tons of money. I visited yesterday at lunch, and there was a little herd of different kinds clustered around the entrance for trial-sitting.

I let one massage me for awhile, and it was kind of neat. I could feel it kneading away, which was nice, though it sort of skidded off of the knot in my shoulder because it was too tight for it I guess. But it felt good anyway, and I think that if I let it work a little bit each day, that bit would loosen up and feel better.

There was another woman trying one out, and we got to talking about whether or not they were worth it. She had a bunch of coupons for 20% off one item, and she gave me one. How kind of her! So... I bought one! ...but I haven't taken it out of the box yet, because I'm still not sure if it's a worthwhile purchase. Have to figure out what chair I could put it on, stuff like that. But if it helped, it would be totally worth it, especially at 20% off.

It's like this, only the next model up. I thought it was cool because you could move the thing up and down, in and out, in order to target specific areas. (At least I think it could do all that... I should double-check before opening.)

Today I went back to skating again, after taking two weeks off for the holidays and such. First time on the ice since I passed my Novice Moves! So my coach started teaching me Junior. I'm terrible at it so far... but that's okay. I'm really enjoying learning, and finally working on something new and challenging again. Learning new stuff is way more fun than polishing things I already can do. I bet I'll be sore tomorrow, but I don't mind. It was still fun.

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jkling From: jkling Date: January 9th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have been thinking about getting a chair massager, the shiatsu kind, to try to help my shoulder. I saw awhile ago that they sell a seat-pad like that at Bed Bath and Beyond for not tons of money. I visited yesterday at lunch, and there was a little herd of different kinds clustered around the entrance for trial-sitting.

One (cheap suggestion): try a baseball or a software. Lie on the floor with the ball positioned on or near the lump, and just sort of roll around. Feels really good and it's kinda fun.
jkling From: jkling Date: January 9th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
try a baseball or a software.

Er, make that softball. I think I made a Freudian slip for you. (Is that even possbile? I wonder what Sigmund would have to say).
mbumby From: mbumby Date: January 9th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oral remedies

I don't tend to like Ora-gel and things like that too much for mouth pain, but a couple of decades ago I discovered clove oil. Don't drink the stuff, but you can get a tiny bottle (I got mine at the Seva market -- I'll bet Whole Foods and maybe Trader Joe probably carry it too...) and get the end of your finger wet with it, and just dab it inside the mouth. It numbs me pretty quickly. For a quick fix when I can find my bottle, I've been known to just suck on a clove.
jenaflynn From: jenaflynn Date: January 10th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oral remedies

Yea, this really works quite well. I'm notorious for chomping on the inside of my mouth, and this stuff has been a life saver. (Too bad it too me forever to find this out.)

fachless From: fachless Date: January 9th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
You sound a lot better than the last time we talked. I'm glad! BTW, you need to respond re: Halfway dinner! :)
From: numignost Date: January 10th, 2007 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Plantar warts are no big deal... they feel like little sore spots and tend to disrupt the whorl pattern in your skin and/or have a little pinprick black spot in the middle which makes them easy to identify. Usually they just go away in a few weeks, but the freeze-off kits at the drugstore work well too.

(Hazard of practicing martial arts barefoot.)

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