Sunday, January 04, 2009

Down For The Count

Sorry for the lack of posting but all the stress I have been under for the last month has apparently caught up to me.
Like many people, I tend to carry my stress in my upper back and neck.
For the last week and a half my neck and upper back has literally been like a bag of walnuts.One big bag of knots.
My vertebrae are all out of place, I have had wicked muscle cramps and vicious aches and pain and no freaking rest.

Time out it says.
I went out Friday and ended up walking home about a half mile and the next day, it was all I could do to get out of bed.

I finally got up about noon and got on my bike and retrieved my truck, got a propane tank and asked the neighbor if he needed any. We both got in the truck, went down and had the tanks filled, I stopped and grabbed a few packs of smokes, I came home and hooked mine up and have basically been in bed ever since.

I had a couple of shots of vodka to wash down a muscle relaxer and crashed.
I woke up several hours later, went to the bathroom and then knocked myself out again.

Every once in a while I will half way wake up and stretch and twist, trying to pop my back back into place.
So far I have cracked damn near every vertebrae in my back back in, some I have had to do several times.The neck has been cracked five or six times, working the knots out.

I have one that is just killing me, it is probably a rib popped out but it is right under my shoulder blades on the right side.
I can't hardly move my arm or head it is so painful.

Anyway, round three is coming up. I have been so tired I can't hold my head up or focus to read or type so I am going to get unconscious again.
Sorry about the light posting, goodnight.

10 comments:

  1. Well, you ornery so and so, I hope you recover because I'm overdue for a good laugh.

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  2. Damn! Spring for a deep massage! Or see a chiropractor (I know, I hate spendin' money on that crap too....)

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  3. Hey man, you take what ever time you need to get back in shape. We don't want you to overdo too much...

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  4. Watch out for that popped rib business, brother - I lost a tricep for a while because of that.

    Take care.

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  5. Cowart9:59 PM

    I love your remedy though. Found your site recently and enjoy your musings.

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  6. Thanks fer stopping by and I appreciate ya taking the time to leave a comment Cowart.
    This is the third day in a row with these massive body aches and spasms, that tells me I am trying to fight off some kind of flu bug or something. Vodka, muscle relaxers and fifteen hours of sleep at a time and I am still hurting. I do believe the sleep is the best counter measure. I hate being sick but I think that is what is going on. Stop by when I am a bit healthier and see if I can't find something a little more entertaining to talk about.

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  7. I normally disdain chiropracters ("Yes, I can help you if you see me once a week for the REST OF YOUR FREAKIN' LIFE!").

    That said, this sounds like a good time to find a reputable one, try and get your shit straight.

    And while I have no problem with mixing good drugs, both pharmaceutical and liquid, I don't think that's a good strategy for healing.

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  8. (((busted)))

    feel for ya dood - been there, done that and it forking sucks big time.

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  9. Sleepum, Eatum, Popum...
    Mixum.

    But come back soon(um).
    'Cause my side needs a good stitchin'...

    Cygnus

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  10. So sorry to hear about the Misery. Have the same back/shoulder issues since a multi-level fusion of four levels of neck. Yep, vodka is your friend; so is a good chiro guy or physical therapist. And yes, sleep.

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