Pain In My Neck

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on May 24, 2012

in All About Me,Married Life

SWEET JEESUS, I hate when people and kids whine.

So we’re on the same page, feel free to hate what I’m writing.

I’ve been in pretty much constant pain for the last week. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of pain that I can chalk up to a workout well done or some kind of sexual masochistic punishment. That would be fun to have attributed to the stupid-ass pain in my neck, shoulder, and back.

Last week, it just started as a muscle strain behind my right shoulder blade, one of those you can stretch out with a rub and a crack and maybe some soreness. But it didn’t go away and started becoming annoying when my arm would go numb and I couldn’t turn my neck.

Ibuprofen helped make it go away for a few days, but by Sunday and Sunday night, I was to the point where I could barely get to sleep.

Monday morning, I made an appointment with my chiropractor, so I went in that afternoon for an adjustment. They have a masseuse on staff, but since the medical insurance we have won’t allow a chiropractic adjustment on the same day as a massage treatment, I had to go back on Tuesday for the muscle massage.

Because that totally makes sense, insurance company?

I left on Tuesday with a sample package of these herbal muscle relaxers, which could totally be called “Pot Without the High.” (A sample package of “Pot With the High” looks like that picture up there.) I took two of those suckers and promptly conked out on the couch while the children played in the other room.

I think they were playing. Maybe the TV was on and they were watching Game of Thrones where they red lady gave birth to the Smoke Monster from Lost. If they were, it’s a well-learned lesson to not have unprotected sex with apparitions.

The point being, I’m suffering. This whole pain management thing is major suckitute where my will to be productive in life is being sucked out of my brains.

Luckily for Patrick, I’m a super quiet sufferer who keeps her frustrations and aches to herself.

Which is totally not true.

I’m a moaner and groaner.

In some situations, I’m sure he appreciates my moans and groans. By now, over 7 days into the constant reminder of my pain and inability to turn my head properly, he’s clearly over my whining. Somehow I hit the jackpot of husbands, and he hasn’t yet actually told me to shut my trap with my pain objections. He also rubs my acne-scarred back with BioFreeze with nary a comment about my unpretty skin. Told you: husband jackpot.

So don’t feel too bad for me when you’re thinking of me living in constant pain for non-dominant/submissive sex reasons because I have someone who will rub me down with eye-burning menthol and not complain.

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1 Nanette May 25, 2012 at 12:34 am

Awww, get well soon, dollface!

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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 25, 2012 at 8:58 am

YOU are a dollface.

Also, I miss you.
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3 thedoseofreality May 25, 2012 at 9:46 am

Oh my Jesus, this post made me laugh. Mostly the Game of Thrones part. Not the you being in pain part. I am not a sadist, obviously. I really hope you feel better, because I feel like that kind of pain sucks.
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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

At least I can still be funny while not being able to turn my head!

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5 Slow Panic May 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

oh, i had some kind of weird pain in my shoulder blade/neck last week and had to walk around like my spine and been fused. and it hurt. hope you feel better soon.
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6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Thanks… Unfortunately, my chiro told me that trying to work it out myself made it worse. That’s what I get for trying to play doctor.
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7 Amanda May 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I get that knot behind my shoulderblade at least once a month. It reaches up through my neck and feels like someone is pulling on the back of my eyeball. I occasionally get the tingly fingers, too. Multiple doctors have told me they’re tension headaches, and I’ve never gotten a solid cure for them. I’ve tried physiotherapy and heat and rubs and stretching and everything under the sun. The best I can do is pop some muscle relaxants (robaxacet are my favourite because they make me giggly enough to forget the pain haha) and sleep a whole lot.

Sometimes when I feel one coming on, if I move enough (like walking and generally doing more than watching tv) it will calm down. But that shit is NOT fun. I hope you feel better really soon.
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8 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Aw shits. So you’re saying I might have to live with this crap forEVer? That’s not what I want to hear.

And I’m sorry you have to deal with it, too.
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9 Amanda May 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I’m sure you won’t have it forever! It’s something that I’ve had on and off since high school, and it’s (possibly) the result of a car accident I was in as a child.
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10 chrisinphx May 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Aunt Becky needs to send you some Vicodin or at the very least some Vodka!
I’ve had better luck with the heating pad vs ice when the knot in my back pops in for a visit.
Hope you feel better soon!

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11 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I’m sticking with my ice and herbal muscle relaxers for now. Maybe I’ll hit up my regular doc for some delicious demerol next week.
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12 Spike December 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Very true! Makes a change to see soenmoe spell it out like that. 🙂

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