Sunday, March 2, 2008

Pain In The Neck

As Rosanne Rosannadanna always said, "It just goes to show ya, It's always something. If it's not one thing, its another." If you plan a nice trip to Hawaii, then you get kicked out of your house. If you find a nice, sweet house to live in, then you crank your neck so bad you can't shrug your shoulders!

So, yeah. I woke up the other morning with a pain in my neck. And suddenly, an hour later it twangs and now I can't look left or right without yelping.

I spent the first day swallowing copious amounts of ibuprofen and Tylenol until the doctor was able to get me some harder stuff. The harder stuff helps to some degree, but leaves me feeling so hopped up on goofballs that I almost would rather feel the pain.

And after spending the day healing, I go to bed at night and totally crank it again because my head bends all which-ways while I sleep and I wake up in more pain than before.

I did this a few years ago and felt that I needed to sleep in a chair, sitting up, just so I could heal.

PLEEEEEZE let this not be like that! I have toddlers to pick up and plop into high chairs, I have volcanoes to hike to in my near future, I have moving boxes to carry!
(Don't ask what the pretty picture has to do with neck pain... I just took it recently, really like it, and have no pictures of me wincing in pain. So I bring you pretty orchids instead.)


Snowbird said...

Ouch, it sounds like you inherited the neck problems from your mommy. Remember when I was in a neck brace several times? Did your doctor prescribe muscle relaxers? Take care--if that is possible. Also--still waiting for pictures of the hair cuts!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

At least YOU know what caused yours. Mine just started hurting and its no better now than it was when it first happened.

Yeah, I have heavy muscle relaxers but they are making me feel so loopy!

Cindy said...

Gosh I am so sorry. Hope your pain in the neck goes away soon.

Snowbird said...

Actually I don't know what caused my neck pain. I would just hear something crack and I couldn't move my head for a couple of weeks. I just hope yours isn't like that. Trust me, it will hurt for awhile. Just hang in there. It does get better but it may take some time.

Shama-Lama Mama said...

I thought the car accident, skidding on the ice into the ditch along with those other 10 cars was what did it. I remember you being in traction every day after that.

...I think...

...I was young.

Killlashandra said...

Pretty pictures are always distracting and when you're in pain, nice to look at. Massage may help along with hot and cold compresses. I don't know when you're leaving but if you have a chance to see a doctor I agree with others a muscle relaxant would probably help.

JeSais said...

get thee to a chiropractor!