Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bursitis of the shoulder

Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless functional gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement relying upon the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuating the problem.

The exact cause of this ailment from individual to individual can be elusive and only recently have medical researchers pinned down at least one of the primary contributers to the condition...

In all seriousness, I suppose it isn't this bad, but it is about the most annoying thing I have had to deal with in quite some time. I decided to not blog about it at first in fear of coming across as whiney... but now that I am nearing the 3 week mark I felt that a little space ought to be given for a whine or two.

...stupid bursitis.


The Irascible Neufonzola said...

So you have a terrible pain in all the diodes down your left side, and you've asked for them to be replaced, but no one listens?

Is your ailment's name not Bruce-itis?

No, its Bursitis!

Mind if we call it Bruce-itis just to keep it clear?

Percussivity said...

Ironically though not surprisingly, Douglas Adams worked with Graham Chapman in the early days and apparently (I just read) actually had writing credit on a sketch in one episode of Flying Circus.


The Angry Coder said...

That picture is hilarious!

Percussivity said...

I'd like to thank google image search and Jasc PaintShop Pro!