Tilt

I woke up sometime in the middle of the night with what I thought was a crick in my neck. I tried twisting my head all sorts of ways to get rid of it, but eventually gave up and went back to sleep.

This morning, though, I discovered it had gotten much worse, and my best guess now is some sort of a pinched nerve. I can hardly move my head at all without experiencing shooting pain down the right side of my neck, and I definitely can’t look to the right. In fact, at the moment, I’m walking around with my slightly tilted to the left. Maybe not slightly. It is getting a bit pronounced. I’ve tried straightening several times – only to be met with agonizing (or, perhaps, just highly uncomfortable) pain. So here I am. Lopsided Roni.

My world looks like this.
My world looks like this. But a little less blurry.

How was your weekend?

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One Comment on “Tilt”

  1. jessica says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! we’re soulmates. the EXACT same thing happened to me on wednesday/thursday. i slept funny, i guess and I HAD THE WORSE PAIN. my neck still hurts and it has almost been a week.

    this is what i did: i took aleve (naproxen sodium) but if you want to avoid medicine i also massaged vicks (yes! vicks for coughs) on the side of my neck that hurt and i made a heat pack with an old sock and rice. all i did was fill an old (clean, ha ha) sock with rice until it was almost full and then i tied it up with a knot and then put it in the the microwave for a minute or two. it stays hot forever. i wouldn’t use it right after putting on the vicks (duh) but it is so nice to use when you’re resting to support your neck and provide heat.

    i know the pain is terrible b/c you can’t move your head at all and you need to use your neck to support yourself a lot more than i realized before. i hope you get well soon!


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