Tuesday, February 05, 2013
No, it's not about a dysfunctional fear of running out of BBQ ribs...wish it were!
An hour or so after I got to work today, I turned to answer the phone and immediately sucked my breath in sharply as it felt like someone was jabbing a pencil in my upper back. Since that didn't actually happen, I figured something was wrong. (Of course, someone jabbing a pencil in my upper back would've also indicated something was wrong, but I digress...)
The long and the short of it is that a long rib got the short end of the stick today as it shifted position against its vertebrae ever so slightly and caused all sort of inflammation and nerve irritation in my upper back. The nerve involvement is felt up my neck, across my shoulder and down my arm. Yay. (Like how I used all those directional modifiers?)
Chiro says no running for now, so my play date tomorrow morning is canceled. He also says to "rest" as much as possible for a week or so ("Ice is your friend."), and nothing strenuous with my arms or upper back, so my house-cleaning job on Wed is canceled. So, not only am I out $50 for the visit (really did help, but it'll still be a few days before the irritation subsides), but I'm also losing $50 for that job. Plus, I had to take over an hour off my regular job to get to the doc in the first place. (The boss was great and covered for me, but I'm still out a C note for the week.)
So...this'll be interesting. Very few movements are comfortable right now. About to hit the hay with an ice pack. Hope it sorts itself out quickly.