I have a pinched nerve(s) in my trapezius muscle – that muscle that runs between your neck and shoulder. Sitting hurts. Standing hurts. Sleeping is nearly impossible. It just hurts. All. The. Time. Like a toothache.
I even went to the doctor, which I rarely do, to make sure what it is, and to know the treatment. I am using heat, ice, a massager-thing, hot showers, ibuprofen, Icy-Hot, etc. I tried the prescribed muscle-relaxer but hated the way I felt the next morning. It didn’t really help me sleep, but sure made me groggy. I looked up exercises/stretches for that muscle area. Many of these efforts feel good at the time, but have no long-lasting results. I suppose I am wanting the quick-fix. Instant pain-relief!
At least Pig-Farmer has been home to do the chores this weekend. I only had to muddle through Thursday night’s and Friday morning’s chores, while trying not to aggravate it more. I hope that it isn’t possible to aggravate it more …. Eek… Could be a l-o-n-g week.
It has made me realize what a blessing it is to go to sleep and wake up pain free. Regardless of the “type” of day I am having, I need to thank God for feeling good on the many days I do. Really, I need to thank God that this isn’t (shouldn’t be) permanent and it will subside. I need to thank God that I can still “do” – “doing” doesn’t feel good, but neither does “not doing” so, I may as well “do.”
For today, friends, I hope you are pain free!