I’ve been going to physio for a few weeks now, with a pain in the lower left part of the palm of my right hand. It’s been nagging me for a few months, enough that push ups are too painful. Anyhoot, a fair chunk of exercises and massages and treatment with basically more pain.
Last night I had a 2nd consult, from someone with a bit more experience with hand injuries. It is difficult to describe the level of pain felt when he started some movements with my hand. Sort of like stubbing all your toes at once and the body simply goes numb except for that single part flaring like fire. He found some other issues at play and now I have a taped up wrist and a new set of exercises to do. Apparently I have a month of rehab at least, then it may end up with surgery. I am not looking forward to that possibility.
The worst part is that I play hockey and the injury is on the hand that does most of the work. And some of the exercises I do are limited by the movements of the wrist. I’m told that as long as I have the tape, I should be able to keep doing what I was doing… but I’m now consciously aware of the issue more so than just living with the pain. Ah well, cardio doesn’t really require the hands so maybe I’ll swap to that for a while.
I did order some gym equipment… and I think it’s being delivered today. That should be interesting.
I’ve read a fair chunk of Hugo books lately, though the most challenging was the Rama series. I really like Clarke’s style of sci-fi, a real knack for the future. The first book is exactly this, an exploration into a new world, with great pace. A solid pitch.
The next 3 novels in that series were not really from Clarke but from Gentry Lee. They go back to the same spaceships and focuses more on the people than the science. Gentry Lee is not a very good “people” writer. It is littered with tropes and needless sexual descriptions. It’s got to be every 40 pages that the characters are getting it on. The science and underlying ideas are solid enough, minus the last 20 pages or so.
spoiler. If your main character has spent 60 years cheating and avoiding death, yearning to stay with their family, I am not certain that they would have a sudden change of heart and just accept they are going to die in 10 hours, when a perfectly viable solution is available. end spoiler
The first book was done in 2 days. The last 3 took me nearly a week each because it was so hard to get into it. Then again, I guess it’s like asking someone to take up Michelangelo’s chisel and make another David.