Sunday, January 3, 2010

foiled again

This week has been...well, less than exciting. Mostly due to the fact that I have been in serious pain due to, what I can only guess is, a pinched nerve somewhere in the area of my right shoulder/neck/back. This morning I was able to get out of bed with little pain, so that's a plus. However, I still have some pain into my right arm. I'm not complaining about the pain! I know going to the doctor would be an easy and quick way to figure out the cause and solution, and that I now have health insurance, but I am not a doctor person. I am far more comfortable with the pain than the thought of going to a doctor. I am sure there are plenty of you who go for regular check-ups and all of that (and may even be doctors yourself), but I have never been ill/sore enough to think a trip to the doctor would make me happy.
Regardless of my thoughts on doctors, though, I have been unable to really do much. I really noticed the pain getting worse by the end of my workday, Tuesday. So, this past week, I have been doing what NEEDED to be done, and that is it. I've taken advantage of not having to do all the daily tasks of home ownership/adulthood AND working 45 hours a week by relaxing between chores. I cozied up to the heating pad (which didn't really help, which is why I suspect it's a nerve and not muscles) and watched old movies and some of a 3 Stooges Marathon on New Year's Eve.
But, by the end of the week, I needed some fun. Sister Steph had the day off Saturday, too. I decided to go to her place to play Beatles Rock Band, even though I knew it was probably a bad idea. Sure, my back and shoulders were sore by the end, because I've been babying them all week, but it was a blast.
I was also planning on going over to Dad's and checking out the Barracuda and throw a tarp on it, but we had another winter storm while I was at Steph's and decided to just get myself home.
I want it to be spring. I don't usually look forward to the warm weather, but I am excited for this project to start. I am sure it will take a long time due to scheduling, skills, and MONEY, but I think it will be fun. My father thinks it is hilarious that she and I are going to do this, but he seems pretty excited about it.

I guess I just feel like I am just sitting around waiting for all of my 'projects' to start. In the meantime, I need to get serious about my job search, too.


  1. Fear of doctors aside and the possibility that one may just prescribe ibuprofen, you really should go have it checked out. If it's something worse, like a pinched nerve elsewhere in your body that is manifesting in your neck and shoulder, it's best they find out right away. Don't be Dad and assume everything will be okay and ignore the wisdom of people that went to school specifically to figure out what is wrong with us and how to fix it. My two cents.
    Regardless, I do hope you feel better, soon and I will see you at Steph's shindig on Tuesday. Oh! Are you meeting us for lunch...if the plan hasn't changed again? (I suppose that this is all stuff I could have just call to say/ask, but neither one of us likes the telephone.)


    p.s. go get it checked out for peace of mind x

  3. And responding back to you: I will see you at Steph's, then! *^_^*