Strange as it seems, I was really looking forward to the Doctor's appointment today.
I explained the hand problem. He had a prod. I said it's worse in the cold and much better after a dose of Ibuprofen. He pulled my little finger about and said "Mmmmmm".
"You've got Digital something Neuralgia".
"What's that?" I asked
"Damage to the nerve itself, jolly painful. It'll take maybe a year to heal"
"Yes, Ibuprofen for a month and you can wear some gloves when you're cycling".
"So I can cycle then?"
"Yes providing it doesn't hurt you too much"
I changed the subject.
"Doctor, I've run some Half Marathons and I'm thinking about a full Marathon, is that okay with you?"
"Yes of course it is but thank you for asking. Just train up gradually"
I was still well inside my allotted 10 minutes and I considered whether it was viable to engage in a sport-health conversation. I looked at him to weigh up if he could be a runner. Fairly unlikely, though he might have been years ago. I decided not to, time to go.
So that's brilliant news. Cycling and Ibuprofen is okay for the next 6 months. So I'm going to start cycling again now. Just as well really, my friend Wallie and I are having another all night ride in a few days time. You might like to take a look at last year's ride click here.