ow ow. snivel alert
bleah. i have rheumatoid arthritis, which is a stupid disease i'll be happy to explain at great and venomous length to anyone foolish enough to feed me the cue. it has been fine for months aside from the fact that i'm afraid of getting too tired or using bike tools, but there's this whole medical nervousness about joint erosion in the long term. so every few months i go see this woman and she pokes all my joints just to keep track of what they're doing. it turns out that what i thought was just ordinary strain in one hip is inflammation. bleah. bleah. and just when i was starting to get bored with being a slob and thinking about going back to more serious rides than a mile or so to the next coffee shop.
don't mind me, i'm just complaining. there has been talk of cortisone shots if it doesn't clear up, but somehow i find that idea doesn't charm me much either.