Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Busted Up

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I feel like this...all in a twist


"You didn't fall off a horse, did you, Mother?"

That was the question from my son as I sat there wincing in pain as City Boy rubbed my upper back.

"No, but it sure feels like it!"

I have no clue what I did, but I did it right good! Along the shoulder blade, sometimes up into the base of my neck, sometimes down a bit lower on the left side of my rib cage. And then there's the arm...both upper and lower...and let's not forget the shoulder joint! Yes, it definitely feels like I've taken a hit.

I wondered if perhaps Tika's little launch at the end of her lead on Saturday may have yanked something out of place, though I didn't begin to feel it until Sunday night. I questioned if it was pulling a tightly packed bale of hay out of the back of my little pick up. Or perhaps a combination of the two that caused it to flare up?

Whatever the problem, it's hanging on when I'd much prefer it be letting go. Sleep is difficult at best. Warm baths with loads of bubbles, typically a cure all for anything ailing me, only keep it at bay for a brief moment in time. Not even drugs are helping.

If I had limited mobility, I'd probably have already raced to the doctor, but I can move it up and down and all around. In fact, it feels better when I raise my hand up into the air than when it's down to my side. Crazy, eh?

Well...despite how it feels, one thing is for sure. Life...and cleaning up after it...must go on.

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8 comments:

Kate said...

You tweaked something for sure and now you've got muscle spasms on top of it - see if you can feel around with a hand back there and find the sorest spot and apply some pressure with your hand - sometimes that will help things start to release. Feel better soon!

JeniQ said...

Yup definitely tweaked something. Hope things loosen up soon.

PaintCrazy said...

Are you or have you been super stressed out about anything? I have this weird thing that happens when I get stressed that totally messes up my whole left side depending on how bad. Usually starts in my shoulder/neck but can quickly escalate into half my back, arm, and even my chest. If I don't catch it early, it can get really bad and linger for a long time as those muscles start spasming and stick. My chiro says it's not all that unusual...

I hope that's not it for you and just a simple muscle pull....

Tracey said...

Slept on an ice pack last night...felt better when I woke up. Not gone, but better. Probably get it all revved up with riding today, lol! At least I know I'm on the mend.

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

boy, that sounds familiar. I've had the same symptoms twice in a year. Have no clue what brings it on. Hope you get better quickly. Took me about 2 weeks this last time. Ibuprophen!

Shirley said...

You could try epsom salts in your bath. And if you can get ahold of basil essential oil, it is antispasmodic. Hope you feel better soon!

CTG Ponies said...

I hope you feel better soon. I did something similar about a month ago to my back (I think I slipped on ice - didn't fall but wrenched something). I couldn't sit, couldn't lay down, baths helped for a short time and the only thing that even made it tolerable was lots of Naproxen. Take care of yourself!

dibear said...

Hope you are feeling better today. Looks like you are getting some good advice. Take care. Your pictures are super. :)