Archives for: August 2005, 20
The morning of my birthday I ran two miles and felt great. I worked around the house in the morning and taught my journalism class in the afternoon. Sometime after I got home from school, I noticed a catch down around my right shoulder blade. It felt either like a pinched nerve or like I needed to pop a joint.
I ignored it, but it was back the next day. I can go for hours without noticing it. For instance I mowed the yard and felt nothing at all. Then I twist in a certain way and zing - a pain goes from the base of my neck to the bottom of my shoulder blade.
Today I decided that several days of ignoring the problem had not helped. I will have to be more proactive. I increased supplements that I hope will help and started stretching the muscles that seem to be associated. If it persists, I have an appointment for my annual physical later this month and I will see what the doctor thinks.
The thing that puzzles me is that I don't know what caused itâ€¦unless it was moving around the heavy boxes of yearbooks. The thing that frustrates me is that it happened on my birthday. It made me suddenly feel that I really was older.