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I suppose whiplash beats a concussion

Friday, November 30, 2012

Of course, these are all self-diagnoses, but I'm pretty well convinced that I did not get concussed Wednesday, but instead seem to have suffered a bit of whiplash. There was a headache that went and came in a desultory fashion, but it was of the sort that could be explained by the fact that the right sternoclaidomastoid was feeling a bit puffy and sore, and the upper trapezius over there was sore, too. The left side counterparts weren't as bad off but make their presence felt when I sneeze or yawn.

And yes, I had to look up the sternoclaidomastoid, couldn't recall what that was extending down from below the ear and flanking the throat. Although, with this slight swelling, I'm guessing it's more than just the muscle involved.

And yes, I am awake at 3:30 am, but in my defense, I was asleep for about 4 hours prior to waking and being unable to fall back asleep. My usually comfortable memory foam pillows aren't quite up to the challenge of my torqued neck.

Of course, I'm thinking it's whiplash, I'm also cognizant that it's not particularly severe, as I was largely able to go out and do whatever I needed. stayed away from the gym, but I might try some lower body stuff there tomorrow. Probably best to stay away from the rowing machine for a few days.

Then again, probably best to avoid the gym, but I've got an increasingly short time to get that ugly t shirt...hmmm...suppose it depends on how it's feeling the next few mornings. I know all too well the joys of a screwed up neck, so I'd rather it resolve itself sooner rather than later.
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1CRAZYDOG 11/30/2012 9:40AM

  Might be a good idea to get checked out. But you're right . . . could be whiplash. None-the-less, better to know what's what.

Have a great weekend.

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GARDENCHRIS 11/30/2012 7:36AM

    perhaps you should get checked out...

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COCOONGIRL 11/30/2012 5:32AM

    Good point NCSUE! The only thing is that even if it is a concussion there is nothing to do....but seriously if you are not feeling better you really should go and have someone look at it...I am an ER nurse and I have had PLENTY of people come in saying that they JUST had this pain or that pain and it turns out it is something more serious...So please if you are not feeling better within the next 24 hours go to the ER...we aren't that bad to hang out with for a few hours!! emoticon

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NCSUE0514 11/30/2012 4:48AM

    Uh... don't mean to be presumptuous... but do you think you might want to confirm your diagnosis, doc?

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