Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I like Traveling But....

...I don't like traveling done on me!

Let me explain...

A little over two weeks ago, I woke up on Sunday morning to a very stiff neck. I couldn't move without agonizing pain. I tried loosening up my neck by moving my head in a counter or clockwise motions. None of this was working, so I went and bought some of those one time use heating pads for the neck. It soothe my neck when it wasn't falling off, but by the next day it was still hurting as much as it did before. Then I tried Icy Hot and eventually analgesic cream, those really didn't work either. Finally I went and bought a thinner pillow. It seemed like it was working, because I was finally able to sleep but then...

The Traveling Began!

Within the first week, I started feeling pain in my upper spine, where my neck ends and my back begins. I was able to move my neck a heck of a lot better, but now I couldn't toss the plastic bags full of plastic bottles. That went on for the rest of the week, until I changed my matress over.

Then the pain traveled to my upper back. It wasn't my spine anymore, now it was the muscles in my back. It hurt so much that any and every movement I made (getting out of bed, walking, standing, working) Hurt like hell!

Then the pain moved to my lower back. I couldn't take it anymore. I'm not a big fan of drugs, but I gave in and popped some pills (three at a time to be exact). I even bought some of those one time use heating pads for my lower back.

Then Finally it hit my left foot. (I don't want to even talk about my groin) Lets just say there is a muscle or something that connects your foot to your ____ area.

Nothing, and I mean nothing seem to work. I spent a ton of money on these relievers and pillow.

$6.99 (times 2)for the heating pads
$6.00 for the aspirin
$21.00 for the pillow for neck and back pain (well actually its supposed to help keep your spine aligned)
$6.00 for the icy hot
I already had the analgesic cream for my right foot (I have to get some more though)

All of that and nothing really worked. All it really took was $16.00 pair of insoles from Dr. Scholls, that are made for back pain. They work pretty good I have to admit. But the pain is still there. On the left side of my spine affecting my foot and lower back, and my neck a little. I think Chelle is right. She told me that it might be one of my vertebrae. I'm beginning to think she's right, because ground zero is in the area of my spine.

If you are wondering why I'm posting this, its because this is the reason I haven't read or posted any entries in two weeks. Sitting down in this chair was even painful. I mostly lied in my bed on my side when I was awake, which was a lot. Didn't sleep much during those two weeks. I think I may have to reluctantly go see a doctor.



Jeannette said...

I had exactly the same Charles. It was a slipped disc. The pain in your foot is sciatica which travels down the spine, through the buttock and into the leg and foot. You may need to see a physical therapist but I'd advise you to get to the doctor as soon as possible, it'll only get worse! I hope you get some relief from the insoles and you're back on your feet soon.

Chris said...

What? We aren't worth 'playing through the pain' ??? LOL

Sorry to hear you've been hurting, dude, but so glad you are feeling better. I was starting to wonder about where you were!

Jeff said...

I am glad you are back. I had pain in my hip for the same reason. My doctor told me to get arch support. Ah, but I couldn't afford the GOOD STUFF. :)

shari said...

I hope you're feeling better. Chiropractors can also help.
Hey I got you a Christmas present. It's on my blog. :) Come see.

Ari said...

Hope you feel better, doll. I hate when others are in pain.