I have this recurring neck/shoulder thing that every so often crops up. IDK what the hell it is. Like a bad cramp or something. It actually will be so bad some times that I physically can’t get out of bed in the morning because of the pain. Like, I’ve literally had to have someone physically sit me up in the bed. When it’s that bad I can’t turn my neck at all. It can last weeks at a time where I’m just locked in place. 

I’ve been to the Dr about it a few times several years ago. Muscle relaxers and motrin, steroids. Finally, they ordered all this testing, Xrays, MRIs, physical therapy….And then my insurance dropped me. 

So, I never did all the tests and therapy. Fortunately, It hasn’t locked up that bad in the last year or so to where I couldn’t get out of bed. 

This morning, about 4am I woke up and just knew it was going to be one of those days. Not a ‘can’t get out of bed’ day, but a kink in the neck kind of day none the less. I managed to get out of the bed and into the bathroom and find the muscle relaxers. I took 2 hoping it would at the very least put me back to sleep so I wouldn’t be in pain AND tired all day. 

I dozed on and off until 620 when the alarm went off. I was able to get back out of bed by myself so I consider that an achievement. But, agh. I’m just so uncomfortable. The shoulder keeps popping, I have limited range of motion in my neck without pain. Even just holding my coffee cup is a struggle of wills. (But, damn it, I’m drinking this coffee if it kills me!) When I look in the mirror you can see that the right shoulder is actually hanging lower than the left. 

I took some Tylenol but…pfft. I look forward to bedtime tonight and I’ll take a vicoden and another muscle relaxer. Meds and I have a challenging relationship. They make me sleep. And don’t get me wrong, I love to sleep, but I can’t sleep at work lol. 

So, hopefully this will work itself out in a day or so. If not, I’ll make an apt with the Dr at the end of the week. 


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