so yesterday was pretty awesome - unfortunately, it wasn't perfect - the conditions were snowing, blowing, overcast and while there was LOTS of snow, contrary to what the folks who own the place call "powder", it was more like jellied-up psyllium husk - needless to say, one of my first runs found me sideways and whilst going down, the front of the board went in first, while the rest of me kept going - OUCH ! costly error on my part, but fortunately boots supply much needed support to a ankle that is attempting to grow rapidly in size - so I did what every brain dead male does - I kept riding
this is an ankle that i messed up playing basketball in hs - this morning it had indeed developed a pumpkin like shape - i hobbled to the freezer and chose from one of my many at-the-ready ice packs, and commenced to chilling the ugly protrusion attached to the side of my foot -
Inflammed indeed !
but I got to a wondering, is icing an abused appendage the right thing to do ? I've always done it, and it seemed like the right thing to do - but is it ? maybe our for the most part perfect bodies know what to do much better than we do - so I proceded to investigate further - so far, it seems like things are leaning more to NOT spending as much effort on reducing inflammation - makes sense to me -
but how does all this relate UC inflammation ? are we/they sometimes too eager to try and stem the flow so to speak ? should we, like a lot of bodily functions, just get the heck out of the way and let things just happen ? I dunno - I know chronic can be bad, but what about
the early stages ?
anyway, need to hobble down to the mailbox and see if the latest edition of AARP The Magazine has arrived ;-)