Chronic Illness · My Health Stuff

My Neck Has Checked Out

Last night, as I was laying in bed doing my normal things that relax me (playing my silly games on my phone, Instagram, Pinterest, etc), I shifted and realized that all of my necks muscles were extremely sore. It was really odd. So I stretched gently, and ow!!! Yup, something is wrong.

I take a muscle relaxant every night to help me sleep. I figured that sleeping and the muscle relaxant would get them to relax. Finding a comfortable sleeping position was a little difficult, but it wasn’t too bad.

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Had I slept like this, I’d at least know why my neck hurts!

Then I woke up this morning and moved. OW!!! I’m in rather severe agony today. When I move my upper arms, the pain intensifies, which makes doing almost anything very difficult. I managed to force myself to put on two lidocaine patches, but they aren’t helping as much as I’d like. After about two hours of waiting for relief, I finally decided to take one of the daytime muscle relaxants that Dr Spencer gave me and a Trama-dol. That was about two hours ago, and I still don’t have any relief. I can’t find a comfortable position to be in. I can’t get another patch onto my spine by myself, so I have to wait for Dan to get off work so he can put one between my shoulder blades. I’m trying to decide which OTC pain killer will help me, because I’m in agony. Normally, I can deal with this, but it’s on both sides and I just can’t. I would definitely say my pain is probably up around a 9 somewhere. Hopefully I can get enough relief that I can do the homework that I really need to.

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I can’t brush my hair, getting dressed hurt, and this is the only position that doesn’t make me want to cry

It’s days like today that make me feel very weak. All I want to do is take enough medication that I’ll pass out and sleep for the rest of the day, but I can’t. I just give up. Unfortunately, giving up isn’t an actual option right now, so I guess I’ll have to somehow keep going. I need to at least get three map quizzes done and turned in today.

Temper Tantrum

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