Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I Didn't Think I HAD Muscles!

Last night I slept with ice on my shoulder/neck--at least for awhile--and then I laid on my back, very, very straight, all night long. When I got up this morning, I felt better . . . for about a half hour. After moving around a bit, though, the pain came back. Darn!

Jury duty was very brief today, and after we were released, I headed to the office where I made an afternoon appointment with my doctor. There I found that my pain problems seem to be muscular in nature because all of my parts moved the way they were supposed to move (as directed by the doctor) without too much pain. So that's good, right?

The doctor gave me some muscle relaxants to take in the evening and told me to also take my horse-pill sized Motrin tablets with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When I got home after that, I took a muscle relaxant and haven't noticed much difference except that I want to crawl into bed and go to sleep. I can see that taking muscle relaxants every night may well cut into my blogging for a bit, so don't worry if you don't hear anything from me sometimes over the next couple weeks. I'm just sleeping. Besides, I'm also not doing much sewing right now, so you're not missing much there either.

Oh, and if I post complete gibberish some evenings? You'll just know that I've taken a muscle relaxant and thrown caution to the winds. Then you can pretend I've posted the wittiest, most interesting blog posts ever, okay? 'Cause that's what friends are for.


Anne said...

Oh please do a post while you're on drugs! I need a good laugh! Feel better soon!

Nonnie said...

I hope you feel better resl soon. Healing takes time. You just need to take the time to get better
Sleep well

Synthia said...

I'm so sorry you're having these pain issues. Bummer! Take care of yourself, first and foremost!!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Rest and feel better soon!

Marla said...

Kim, if the muscle relaxants and Motrin doesn't help in a few days. ask your doctor if you could be put on a Medrol dose pack. If you have never done this, the pack is about 6 days long and you start off with a certain dose and taper off as the week goes by. Will help you tremendously. Just don't take any other anti inflammatory medication with it at the same time. Muscle relaxants are ok though. You may need to have some physical therapy for a couple of weeks. I deal with this with my patients frequently and ususally helps a lot. --signed, your private online nurse!