Heart of Dixie says . . . Please pardon my pain in the neck
I have a pain in the neck. I might also be a pain in the neck. It’s hard to tell. I know that when I have my pain in the neck, I have a hard time with life, particularly with being cheerful and fighting off depression. Sometimes my pain in the neck feels as mean as this lovely creature. And sometimes I am able to ignore it altogether.
My pain in the neck is not a person or a dog or even a place. My pain in the neck is pain – in my neck. It first started when I took Funny Girl to college. This required a night in a hotel room. A night after which I woke up with a pain in my neck. It didn’t go away all day. Or the day after that. Or the day after that. This was back in August. Sigh.
I went to the doctor, who gave me drugs. I went to the physical therapist who gave me such pain in the neck that I had to take to bed each time I saw her. I bought horse medicine that smells like a paper mill, but seems to help.
The day after Christmas, I was nearly in tears. (This is the same day I posted the grumpy post.) I figure the pain is worse when I am social, like on Christmas. When I keep my head pointed straight at the computer at work, it’s better. When I look around and have conversations with people, it’s much worse. While I don’t feel like becoming a recluse, I have decided that after Christmas pain and then trip to Atlanta pain and then impromptu teenage game night last night pain, I cannot go to my aunt’s for New Year’s Eve if I am going to be able to go to work next week.
So I went to the chiropractor yesterday and will go again tomorrow. I will call my aunt and give my sincerest apologies. I will stay home today and quietly sort out the disaster on my desk and iron my clothes so that I feel orderly (eliminating one pain in the neck anyway). But I’m kind of sad. After waiting for my girls to come home from Virginia, they finally get here and I find myself taking to bed. Oh well. Life’s like that sometimes. Anyway, I will try to quit being a pain in the neck to any readers out there.