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Something about my neck

Saturday, August 14, 2010



Ok, if that doesn't scare you, it scares me.

It has only gotten worse since this picture was taken.

If nothing gets done to fix it, I will have to endure another MRI (augh!)

When the book, came out "I feel bad about my neck" by Nora Ephron, I kind of laughed at the title because it was more about how she felt her neck looked, not how it felt. For me, things changed after that. In my case, I feel bad because of my neck.

Remember though, I am trying to stay positive, this is just the current reality:
It hurts.
a lot.
it makes my shoulders hurt.
It hurts when I stand.
It hurts when I sit.
It gives me a headache.
It made my left arm go numb, and the elbow hurt. And there is now nerve damage affecting that side. Perhaps that is now happening to my main arm as
now, my right arm and hand is numb, and the elbow hurts, and the shoulder blades are excruciating. It hurts to even have my bra pull on my back.

Friday I did call the Dr's office. After several call backs, I will pick up temporary disability papers so that I can try to get this current situation to calm down, while I wait for worker's comp.

I will try to stay calm. Stress makes it worse. sitting makes it worse. And typing is bugging me, so I am staying off the computer more.
'nuff said.
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  • MOUNTAINS2CLIMB
    Thinking of you and hoping it gets better.
    3265 days ago
  • TRIGFROST
    My "SP" Friend--that is a very bad neck Picture...Ouch!!!! It makes mind hurt w/ you... emoticon Hope tomorrow it's better for you...Future picture... emoticon
    3265 days ago
  • ALLIEINSHAPE
    I know how you feel and sitting at the computer makes it worse. Walking a litle bit each day seems to help me. Take care.
    3265 days ago
  • RESULTS361AP09
    I hope you hear something soon from worker's comp. In the meantime, I am sending thoughts & prayers your way for a speedy recovery! Kim
    3265 days ago
  • PEGGYO
    So sorry I will keep you in my prayer jar
    3265 days ago
  • PSMITH3841
    Yikes!!!! So sorry you feel so badly...I wish they would hurry up with the treatment approval....Gentle hugs
    3265 days ago
  • ELLENB10
    I don't know what I could write that would make you feel better, except that I'll be thinking good thoughts and hoping that the doctors will help you find relief soon.
    3265 days ago
  • ZURDTA-
    Hope it eases off soon. I am further down the line - my neck trouble is much better, although still weak in my right arm/hand due to nerve damage. I just got this sciatica to get through now!

    You need lots of rest, good posture, heat/ice and relaxation. Not easy at all, but you know the advice...

    All positive thoughts to you...

    emoticon
    3265 days ago
  • HICALGAL
    i'm sorry you're in all this pain. i hope this gets taken care of soon. love, hugs and prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3266 days ago
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