I injured my wrist while pulling a bag from a conveyor belt in airport security in Portland—before we'd even boarded our first flight of the day. For the rest of the day it hurt and swelled up quite a bit, but thanks to an ice pack in one of our bags of snacks, I was able to ice it some during the trip. By the time we went to bed that night, my elbow had swelled up even more than my wrist, and Jaymz encouraged me to go get it checked out.
After a visit to urgent care the next morning, I learned that I'd messed up some tendons in my right (dominant) wrist and elbow. The braces have definitely been helping to support (and rest) everything while I heal, so I should be all better in a few more days at this point. I've been learning to use my left hand in lots of new ways, and I'm definitely gaining some valuable insights about being a lefty in a world set up for right-handed people!
This is certainly not how I expected to spend this trip... but all said, it could've been much worse!
Do you have an away-from-home injury anecdote to share? I would enjoy reading your stories in the comments!