Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oh The Nerve!

Holy mother....

I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder and DANG! if it isn't killing me!!! The pain is effecting every little movement I make, too. I can't sleep, I can't sit comfortably and when I walk the weight of my arm puts pain and pressure on the nerve! 

I have no idea how this happened either. It's not like I was working out, cuz I was just on vacation and I can tell you that working out was not a priority on this vacation. It started on the last day of my Florida get away at the base of my neck. I thought I had tied my bathing suit top too tight for my neck, so I loosened the knot. Nothing happened. In fact the pain then traveled down my neck to my shoulder blade and has resided there ever since. 

The kicker? I can't put my shoulder bag (my most prized personal accessory) on my shoulder or carry it on that arm. So I may have to resort to a more sensible bag, which is a fate worse than designer death. I've even begun to sound like an old woman, grunting and wincing with the pain. Even my dog has shot me a look or two when I whimper like a kitten trying to roll over on the sofa. It's been a steady diet of Advil since Sunday, which can't be good either. 

Is this what getting old is like? 

Someone just recommended a Lidocaine patch for the back area where the nerve is. At this point I'll try anything because the hot tub and the heating pad just ain't cutting it. I'm not sure how long I should wait to see a doctor as this is day 5 and it doesn't seem to be getting better. And I'm telling you right now, I ain't got no time for this!

One thing I know for sure? This injury is definitely getting on my last nerve....


Heff said...

Yep. It's a CLEAR case of big knockers weighing down a bikini top, thus causing neck/shoulder injury. I'd gladly offer a helping hand if I was in your area.

MarkD60 said...

My wife has that problem sometimes, she uses those menthol heat sticker pads. Seem to work.

Lil' Nigglet said...

Yassuh, shole does ta me souns likes you skrained yo shoula wif ma bag. Bes I can rekon is fo you to tho ma bag ova yo otha shoula, dat way, it will ebum em outs. Sorrow about that, but cho bags kina puts a skrain on sumptin o mines. Woo wee, I shole does love white womans.

Scope said...

Before seeing the doc, maybe you should look into massage therapy.

Not sure if in this crowd I should use the term, "rub it out".

You might need a spa day to recover from your vacation.

the walking man said...

NOPE go right to the doctor for a gall bladder test. That shoulder blade pain is one of the symptoms.

No shit , turn around and look at the color of your toilet deposit, the lighter it is the more urgent the need.

Damn Red Sox.