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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 :)

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    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.
    1820 days ago
    "Assmosis" - I am laughing so hard my neighbors probably think I'm crazy!

    And thanks for the mascara tip!
    1820 days ago
    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!

    1822 days ago
    Love the random facts! Hope your neck feels better soon!
    1822 days ago
    OMG!! Hilarious list of randomness :)
    1822 days ago
  • SUMMER2203
    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!
    1822 days ago
    Get thee to a massage therapist!

    Lol! I'm with you on 3 and 5!
    1822 days ago
    I love the sillies. Haha! Hope your neck feels better soon!
    1822 days ago
    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.
    1822 days ago
    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.)
    1822 days ago
    the random facts are fun :)
    1823 days ago
  • COFFEE_123456
    Love your random facts - I thought that nothing could top the assmosis but then the lack of reheating threw me for a loop...
    1823 days ago
    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!

    1823 days ago
  • CHEMCHIC2006
    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?
    1823 days ago
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