A pain in the neck

Category: , By panda_eyed
Quite literally!

My hayfever was quite bad on Monday and I pulled a muscle in my neck/shoulder in a particularly big sneeze! It was bloody painful on Monday, but I could still move without crying. Yesterday, I woke up to excruciating pain, and I couldn't move my neck, head or upper torso at all! Not only that, but my head was stuck at a peculiar angle - angled towards my left shoulder and chin tilted towards my chest! Lol, sounds like a bad sitcom, doesn't it?!

Imagine the difficulty I had trying to manoeuvre my body out of bed from a lying down position to a sitting one! It literally took me 20 minutes, and crying with pain. It was too painful to sit at a computer, so I called in sick. I think I spent the rest of the morning attempting to get dressed and brush my teeth - no small feat when every little movement bring tears to your eyes. As for the unruly afro curls - I had to leave them as they were, because there was no way I could move my arms that far up to do anything about them!

I had no idea how much one muscle could affect movement! To view anything on any level other than eye-level, I had to more my entire body to that level. Spitting out toothpaste was a pain! I automatically went and stood on the scales, until I realised that there was no point, as I couldn't bend my neck to see the result anyway! Lol..

I've got a bit more movement back, many ibuprofen tablets later, and much less pain, thank goodness! I can even type and use a mouse if I sit right back in the chair so my neck and back are supported. Thanks goodness, because there's so much to be done!
Well, that's what I've been upto so far this week. What about you?

11 comments so far.

  1. nikkipolani 5:22 pm, June 13, 2007
    Sounds like you need the services of a chiropractor ASAP!!!
  2. Flighty 6:18 pm, June 13, 2007
    Oh Pandy I do sympathise. I've had shoulder/neck problems in the past so I know just what it's like.
    Do take it easy and if it doesn't start to get better in a few days then go to the doctors.
    Take care and gentle hugs. xx
  3. tomatopuree 2:22 pm, June 14, 2007
    One of my worst injuries was a torn ab from sneezing in the wrong position. Funny for everyone concerned except the person in pain!
  4. panda_eyed 3:48 pm, June 14, 2007
    Nikki, it's much better today, thank goodness! Still a bit stiff, so have to be careful crossing the road, because I still can't fully turn my head! Lol. Hope your hectic week is going okay ;)

    Aww thanks, Flighty. Much less painful now, thanks! Although on Tuesday, I was wondering if I'd actually broken my neck, it hurt that much :)
    How was the French market? Did you try the food? xxx

    Hey TommyP. That sounds bloody painful! I hope you've recovered now? What is the wrong position to sneeze in..? Lol, sorry sorry, hehe x
  5. Boso 8:00 pm, June 14, 2007
    Ouch, that sounds painful. Funny thing, I heard about this story on my way home today.
  6. PinkPanther 4:50 am, June 15, 2007
    Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

    I fully felt how painful of your situation, like nikki said if your neck still not recover yet, have to see a specialist. Take care!

    Reading on your description for the movement of yr. head, seems like a robot ;-). {Just Kidding}
  7. Olivia 12:37 pm, June 15, 2007
    Oh I had no idea you blogged about it. We were too busy texting/emailing.

    As your page was loading, coincidentally I sneezed 3 times.

    Anyway, hope you are even better today than you were yesterday. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
  8. Flighty 3:52 pm, June 15, 2007
    I hope that you are feeling much better now.
    I only had time for a relatively quick browse around the French market, but did try some of the foods on offer. Next time I'll have a proper look.
    Have a good, relaxing weekend. xx
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  10. fabulous 11:51 am, June 21, 2007
    I am so sick of my hayfever. And i cant even take anything for it. Its really driving me nuts. My eyes are so itchy and my nose red raw. I am feeling your pain.
  11. Multiplayer Poker 11:52 pm, June 19, 2011
    The authoritative answer, funny...

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