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Neck and Silliness


Thursday, April 25, 2013

I made a massage appointment today... I have been putting it off but- at the risk of sounding like my mother- I just can't take the pain anymore.

The thing is I have some neck issues. I've had them since I was about 20. I get this horrible golf-ball sized knot on the left side of my neck and knots along the pressure points on the base of my skull as well.

When I was in college, I saw a massage therapist and that helped a LOT. But then when I moved here, I just sort of got out of the habit... and sort of learned to live with the pain.

But it's been getting worse and worse. And today I realized- not only do I have a nasty knot on the left side- now I have one on the right as well. I have never had a knot on the right side. It's always been the left.

I am not cheap and have no issue buying things I need (and want within reason). But in the case of massage therapy I have been stubborn. The reason is- I feel that I am too young for these kinds of problems. I am only 26. I should not be in any pain. I should not have to pay money for pain relief. I should not have to take time out of my young life to deal with pain. As someone who despises ageism more than anyone I've ever met, it's surprising I feel this way, but I do. So that's why I've been putting it off- because I think I shouldn't have to go in the first place. But there's no sense in denying it. I am in pain, and it sucks, and I need help.

OK, that was kind of a grumpy blog so I'm going to make it more cheerful by confessing some random silly things about myself.

1. I have a paralyzing fear of all insects, including butterflies.

2. I never eat the end of a pickle.

3. I am severely skeeved out by assmosis. Assmosis is what happens when you sit in a chair and it's still warm from the previous sitter.

4. I can only sleep on my stomach. This might contribute significantly to my neck problems.

5. I absolutely despise weddings and anything wedding-related. My friends call me The Wedding Grinch.

6. I am terrified of fire and do not permit candles in my home. Do not buy me a scented candle for a gift. It will be re-gifted or chucked.

7. I set a timer on my phone and always brush my teeth for exactly 2 minutes.

8. My favorite mascara is Rimmel Sexy Curves in the purple tube. Try it. You'll never use another.

9. I really love cold leftovers. I rarely re-heat food. I think it stems from me being both lazy and perpetually starving.

10. Speaking of always hungry, my mother tells people I was born hungry. I emerged from the womb with my entire right fist in my mouth. I know this is a true story because there is photographic evidence.

Have a good night everyone :)

-Chrissy
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TEMPENATIVE 4/29/2013 12:36AM

    lmao about being a wedding grinch-im one too. my excuse is that iv been married for over 10years and wouldnt wish that pain anyone I like. i also dont really care for babies, people get all mushy if someone brings an infant human in the office, I dont mind per se but im not going to ask to hold it! However, my darling daughter is the exception and I love love love her to pieces. Except she turning into a teenage, so that kinda sucks. Hope the neck gets better. I hate to see a doc for anything too.

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DISCIPLINE_DOES 4/28/2013 1:39PM

    "Assmosis" - I am laughing so hard my neighbors probably think I'm crazy!

And thanks for the mascara tip!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/27/2013 12:32AM

    LOL. I loved your random factoids about yourself. And I LOVE the term "assmosis" - never heard it before but I am SO going to use it now! Sorry to hear about your pain situation...I agree, it sucks to need a treatment when you think you shouldn't have to (I've had to had a colonoscopy already, and fertility treatments, and I have arthritis in at least one toe joint, and I'm still in my 20s too!). But I guess things can always be worse...but you sure do deal with a lot of physical pain, don't you? You must be super tough!


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BROCOLIJOLI 4/26/2013 10:00PM

    Love the random facts! Hope your neck feels better soon!

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LUCKYPRESENCE 4/26/2013 5:59PM

    OMG!! Hilarious list of randomness :)
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SUMMER2203 4/26/2013 4:08PM

    i totally agree with chemchic haha -- i understand all of these, except NOT LIKING WEDDINGS?!?!?!?!? i dont ever want to get married myself, but weddings are kiiiiind of the most fun thing ever. EXPLAIN!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 4/26/2013 2:02PM

    Get thee to a massage therapist!

Lol! I'm with you on 3 and 5!

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CHANGINGSAM 4/26/2013 12:54PM

    I love the sillies. Haha! Hope your neck feels better soon!

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CODILYNN2 4/26/2013 12:09PM

    Ha I loved this!!! I also love that your a wedding grinch I think its super funny. I hate everything that goes into them- but I love drinking and dancing all night.

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SMILINGTREE 4/26/2013 9:39AM

    I don't know if this will help or not, but - I'm 40 and still don't want to pay for pain relief. My reasoning is more like "I've always BEEN healthy, I am still healthy, all my parts function, I suffer no major illnesses or diseases, and this neck/back pain is minor. I'm just being a whiny crybaby who needs to get over it."

I should probably take a cue from you, and make the appointment ;)

(I am also a wedding grinch - and a baby grinch - and I rarely reheat food.)

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 4/25/2013 9:58PM

    the random facts are fun :)

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COFFEE_123456 4/25/2013 7:36PM

    Love your random facts - I thought that nothing could top the assmosis but then the lack of reheating threw me for a loop...

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FRUITYFUL 4/25/2013 7:18PM

    Sorry to hear about the neck pain. Hopefully a session with the massage therapist will clear it up for a while. Your list of random silly things made me laugh I feel the same way about weddings and assmosis. Oh my, that term cracked me up!

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CHEMCHIC2006 4/25/2013 7:02PM

    Ok.. So how did you become a wedding grinch? A couple gets married.. There's food and dancing and cake and drinking.. What's not to love?

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