Long term, low level injury
One of the joys of getting older is that I no longer bounce back from even minor injuries. Case in point:
About a month or a month and a half ago, I jammed my left thumb. I don’t remember what I did, just that it hurt like hell and was tender for a few days. Usually, these things pass, and in a week or so, you forget that you ever did it.
However this time, it didn’t quite go that way. It still hurts when I grip with my left hand. Like holding a beer bottle is a struggle (oh noes!!!!!). I can’t use my left thumb to dispense soft soap at the washbasin. I can’t open jars (can’t grib the jar with my left hand).
Cycling is hard, as you need to grip to be somewhat safe and efficient.
So, off to the doctor. Probably a referral to a orthopedist, and X-Rays to ensure that I didn’t break anything.
But really, I just want my left hand to work right again.