Wednesday, August 03, 2011


I have had the most excruciating ache in my arm for the last two days, enough to keep me awake at night.  I don’t normally take painkillers for headaches and such, but I’ve been popping Panadol to get some relief and attempt to sleep.  The first night they didn’t seem to work, but I suppose without any Panadol at all it would have been worse.  The only other time I was ever kept awake by pain is when I broke my wrist.

How did I do this?  By holding my phone.  In my room in Lecce I had to hold it against the wall to get a Wi-Fi signal, and I did emails and blogs and bookings for 45 minutes in that position.  It is bizarre and ridiculous.  It didn’t seem like anything at the time, but that’s what isolated pilates on one underused forearm muscle can do.  I’ve been in agony.

And this just days before whitewater rafting.

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