No answers yet for the arm. Doc said it’s likely a torn tendon or muscle. I’m rooting for the torn muscle. I’ve read that’s how muscle is normally formed. Okay, maybe not by popping large masses of them in half, but still it seems like more of a "rehab" scenario than a "scalpel" situation (sadly, I don’t think that lasers are in the picture here.)
Turns out the orthopod I was supposed to see today doesn’t take my health insurance. Gotta wait until Tuesday to see the new one. (Maybe I should stop writing "musician" in under "Occupation".) I expect he’ll send me for an MRI, but I could get lucky and get a prognosis on the spot ("…oh, this is no problem…I’ll just push my fingers in right over here and…there! All done. Just be sure to eat lots of iced cream for the next three months. No charge. Just say ‘hi’ to Paul and JoCo for me.")
In the meantime I have some great new drugs to try out (sadly, they will do little more than thin the blood.) Thanks to all (online and off) who’ve offered advice and levity so far; it’ll come in handy when I’m no longer just chasing my tail in circles.