I downloaded the forms and filled them out beforehand. I arrived on time. I was poked and prodded. I asked questions. I got answers:
1. "You have a partially torn tendon."
2. "It does not require surgery, nor is it recommended."
3. "It will be right as rain in 6-8 weeks. Use it as normally as able."
4. "Do not lift any more pianos."
5. "Enjoy the drugs."
Okay, the doc didn’t say those words exactly (and didn’t say some of them at all), but that’s the gist of it. Thanks to everyone whose counsel and comments helped keep me from completely freaking out.
And now back to the regularly scheduled rocking and mocking.