A Tale of Woe: My Left Elbow
Since coming to Norway, I have sustained remarkably few injuries. However, those which I have received seem to be centered around one specific place on my body.
- Within the first two weeks I was bitten by an unknown insect resulting in the swelling of my left forearm. It got so bad I couldn’t wear a watch, and my usually loose wristbands became tight. Subsided after a week.
- 10th October; burnt my left elbow in the sauna on the metal water tank. Scar still pink and shiny.
- Last week we tied a blue plastic sled (the circular kind you sit on) to the back of the pickup truck and took turns being dragged around a small circuit. It was fun. Occasionally we would fall off the sled, as one would expect. Once, the sled flipped and I was caught under it, being dragged along the ground at about 40kph for a significant time. The only injury? A deep scratch on my left elbow.
- Sunday; whilst training the dogs, they fought (full story here) and I got bitten on my left elbow, leaving a few shallow teeth marks and bruises.
- Yesterday; we were helping out at this reindeer event thing where they have to tag the new calves with the mark or whoever owns them. This involves rounding the reindeer up into a smallish ring and then grabbing one by the antlers as the rest mill around you, taking it to the correct person and holding t still as he cuts the ear. The only “injuries” I sustained, bearing in mind I got a bit trampled on, were a couple of scratches and bruises on my left elbow.
Norway Hates My Left Elbow