March 6, 2008
Such a pain in the neck
I am sitting here on the couch, trying to find a comfortable position. I woke up this morning and could barely move my neck at all from side to side and not forward either. It made getting ready for work very slow and painful. I took a hot shower, running hot water on my neck, loosening it up just a little bit. By the time I was dressed (pulling off my pajammas and pulling on a t-shirt was almost unbarable) I was exhausted and just wanted to lay my head down for support. So as silly as it sounded as I talked on the phone, I called in sick for having a pain in the neck.
And it is all American Idol's fault.
I went to bed on time last night, but had missed Tuesday and Wednesday night this week of AI because of church meetings, so I got on the AI internet sight. There is a link there to the videos of the performance videos from this week, with a pull down menu on the left of each contestant's performance. I began watching and took off my glasses to see the small video window better, so pulled closer to my laptop, which was sitting on my nightstand. I was leaning on my left hand, leaning in closer to the computer, and concentrating (I guess) to hear the songs. Apparently this is a big no no position for healthy neck and spine. I didn't realize it though until I was done watching both the boys' and the girls' performance videos. ehn I got up to rearrange for sleeping and my neck got a 'catch' in it, almost throwing me to the ground. So I stretched and rubbed it, but it did not go away. I woke up 2 times during the night, having to make a little trip to the water closet, and still....stiff, pain, no movement. ehn
This morning I have been gently stretching, I took 3 advil, try not to hold my neck in one position for too long and I keep putting my head back on a pillow to give it a rest from holding my gigantic head up! I don't usually feel like I have a gigantic head, but when your neck hurts....it's like carrying around an over-sized bowling ball on your neck!
I'm such a dork!