People that know me understand that I am not a huge sports fan. To be honest, I don’t follow anything sports related. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t skillful with the ball when I was younger or for some other reason, but the fact is that I am not into sports. I was always able to find something else to occupy my mind.
In most cases, it was music that inspired me the most. By the time I got to high school I started listening to hard rock and heavy metal and from that point everything revolved around this. You know, growing hair and all that. I was also very interested in playing an instrument so I took up lessons in playing the drums which requires a considerable physical effort. It was a good thing for me because I didn’t like sports and playing drums was a great way to break some sweat and burn some calories.
I was really dedicated to playing drums and practiced for hours at the expense of my parent’s and neighbor’s ears. During my college years this interest faded so nowadays I play drums from time to time when my best friends gather around and practice for the local festival that takes place every year.
Last year we played the local festival and as we were finishing our performance I got carried away and swung my drumstick in the air with my right hand in a manner of a real pro, but I put too much force in it and felt a sharp pain in my elbow. I went to the doctor and I was diagnosed with something called “Tennis elbow”. I know, sounds ironic considering my disinterest and lack of participation in sports, but that’s life.
I was instructed by the doctor to be extremely careful with my right hand for the following couple of weeks and I thought that would be it. Unfortunately, when I woke up the next day even the slightest movement of my right hand would cause an unbearable pain. I went back to see the doctor so he could prescribe me some painkillers since there was no way I could get through the day in such a condition.
Since I was in need of something effective, the doctor and I agreed I should try Oxycodone. I went home and started taking Oxycodone pills and even though they made me feel drowsy the pain was reduced significantly and I could resume some of the normal daily activities.
In combination with some exercises I was able to recover soon and now I’m jamming again and preparing a new set for this year’s festival with my best friends who taunt me by calling me names of tennis players I’ve never heard of. I’ll take that any time just so I don’t have to feel that pain again.