Grooooaaaannnnnn. I woke this morning .... actually in the middle of the night .... with a horrible pain in my back. It seemed to be right beside the spine, and it was one of those sharp, stabbing pains that takes your breath away and makes it painful to take a deep breath. And it was radiating down my right arm, making it impossible to find a comfortable position for sleep.
So at 3:30 I found the vibrator with the long handle that does deep massage and went to work on it. I discovered that the more intense areas of pain in the musculature structure were actually in the scapula. I worked on it enough to get some relief, put on one of those medicated patched for muscle aches, and I was able to sleep. I didn't sleep very well, however, as it was still hurting enough to keep my nerves on edge. This morning I took Tylenol and used the "seed bag" (the kind you heat in the microwave) for an hour or so, then got into the shower. In the shower, I was able to move my arm freely and the pain completely subsided. I wish I could have stayed there all day!! I'm much better, but I can still feel a pull in that area.
I need to get into town and buy some of the patches that put heat in a sore muscle. Those work great, but the only one I have is for the back or hip area, and it will be uncomfortable to try to sleep with that wrapped around my shoulder and upper torso. Besides, it lasts just 8 hours. That might be enough, but I'm not risking another middle of the night siege without backup "troops"!!!
I'm waiting to hear from the guy at Big O, hoping the tire makes it in in time to be mounted today. We may have more snow tomorrow, and it would be nice to have it done. I don't plan to go anywhere, but I like being prepared.
Looks like I will have a take-it-easy day, except for the trip to Big O (I hope!) and Walgreens or WalMart for patches. I have three Blockbuster videos and several of my own that need re-viewing, so I'll be set!