I injured my elbow. Not playing tennis...snowboarding, of all things. I slightly hyper-extended it. This happened about ten days ago. Stupid. So I'm out for an undetermined time. I'm out until the pain subsides, which is deceptive because it doesn't hurt doing day to day tasks. But, I cannot even replicate a serve motion without a racquet in hand, much less serve a ball. When I swing a racquet imitating a groundstroke, there isn't much pain at all, but when I actually hit a ball there is lots. My tendency, as when I was younger, is to get really frustrated, try to come back too soon, aggravate the injury, and then to proceed through various phases of depression, anxiety, and giddy maniacal false optimism. I have to resolve myself to not even pick up my tennis racquets. I've even considered having someone hide them. Thing is, I had just come back to tennis in earnest after about a 7 year hiatus. I was just getting my timing back, and finding the pace and kick on my serve slowly inch back up, and remembering how much I love the feel of a crisp volley. Now, I'm relegated to watching old tennis torrents, hanging out on this forum, and trying my best to be patient. So you other old, "don't heal as fast as you used to" guys out there...help me out! I'm not alone, right?........right? For those old guys out there with a nagging injury...solidarity! You have my eternal sympathy. And of course the obligatory, "what else can I do to speed my injury" question should be asked...though I probably know the answers already, but don't want to accept them!