Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pain In The Neck.

I have a sore neck. A very sore neck.
It's an old injury from head trauma which was exacerbated by breast feeding.

On Christmas Eve my neck went into spasm. I needed to see a Chiropractor.
It was Christmas Eve - no one was available.

I made it through the holidays in an alarming amount of pain and immobility.
Me and my little pal - ibuprofen.
I told the girls I was debilitated. I *might* be a tad bit cranky.
I asked them to understand and be gentle with me.
They looked at me blankly.

On return I crawled to the chiropractor.
The news was grim. Various tests showed my neck is in very bad shape.

Some of my pain and loss of movement is likely permanent now and the treatment plan adds up to over $2,000.
I also need to go several times a week for six months.

I don't know about you but I find parenting in pain is not easy.
Two years olds in general see the neck as something to swing on.
In addition, I feel downright fed up about it all.

However, I am a glass half full kind of gal so I pulled myself up by the bootstraps, pulled out my credit card and signed up.
I need to be pro-active.
I can't let this get any worse.
I don't want to be only able to look at my feet when I'm sixty.

Trying to fit in three sessions a week is tricky.
It's quite the juggling act.
But we're doing it.
The husband and I have re-organized several things to make it work.
It's a full team effort - just to get me there, three times a week for 30 minutes.

Today the Dr. asked me how my body was feeling after all the adjusting we'd done so far.
I explained that I've been feeing very tired.
"Normal!" she proclaims.
"You'll likely feel very tired - especially after todays adjustment, go home and get lots of rest."

I am still laughing.


  1. Just don't laugh too hard, or you'll hurt your neck again.

    Hoping you heal up faster and better than anyone could have imagined!

    Have an Extraordinary Day!

  2. Hi there, sorry to hear about your neck... sounds painful!

    I am visiting from SITS, make it a great day!

  3. I thought I was the only one to have a breastfeeding injury. I ended up in PT, accupuncture, chiropractic, blah, blah, blah. It IS very hard to parent when in pain, yet making the time for treatments is so difficult. My daughter missed out on a lot of "pick me up" time. Hope you get relief soon.

  4. I could have sworn I commented on this post. #$%^ Blogger....

    I'm glad you ended this laughing, although I feel like crying along with you since I know that pain intimately. In fact my coughing-up-a-lung this week re-tweaked me which is just a bit too much.

    Hope you're well over there, girlfriend.

  5. Don't laugh too hard... but laughing is probably better than crying!!


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