I have been prescribed a brace for my knee, a splint for my wrist, and a band for my elbow.
The doctor said she needs to "shut me down" for a while.
The physical therapist said I must "avoid the tendency to overdo things." We had just met.
I left the brace fitting hurriedly, apologizing.
"I'm so sorry to rush, but I need to teach an exercise class," I said, and limped out the door.