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Well, I'm surviving. In pain tonight, but surviving. I went to the chiropractor yesterday morning, and she said that I didn't break anything, but did bruise my vertebra and strained a few muscles in my neck and shoulders. And she said my ligaments are crabby. I liked how she put that - 'crabby'! Worked for me.
So I'm to continue icing, not move my head to any of the 'extremes' in any direction, and no shoulderstands in yoga, or anything else that would strain my neck. Like I want to do any of that right now, anyway! She did say that I can get on the treadmill and do cardio, though, as long as I take it easy.
I am SO glad I have the Tempur-Pedic bed now, too! I wasn't very comfortable sleeping because of my neck, but my low back felt fabulous when I got up! If it weren't for the neck, I would have bounced out of bed!
I rarely take any kind of painkillers, but tonight I stopped by the grocery store on the way to work to pick up some aspirin. Got to work, and was going to take some, and I realized that the box had been taped shut. Decided that was okay as long as the bottle was unopened. Of course, it HAD been opened, so I'm not taking any of them and I'll be exchanging the bottle as soon as I get out of here.
Thought I would make it through the night here at work, but I don't think that's going to happen. First, no aspirin. Second, my shoulders are REALLY stiff and sore. So I'm going to wait until my colleague comes in - right now I'm the only person taking French calls, so I'll wait until he gets in and can take over. And I can muddle through another hour and twenty minutes. I may only get one or two calls until then, anyway.
In other news, I FINALLY went to the casting place this morning and signed up - I think I forgot to mention that I met with my life coach on Friday morning and we set up some pretty ambitious goals for me to hit in the next few months. One of the things I told him I would do was to go down to this place today and sign up. I had a great excuse NOT to go with the injury, but since I have NO other time to go this week, and I talk with him again on Friday, I went anyway. And it was really easy, and now I'm signed up and it's done. And I should have done it months ago.
After I signed up there, I went to Quizno's for lunch and tried one of their new lower carb flatbread sandwiches. Okay, not the best option for an O, especially considering it had bacon and guacamole on it, but I gotta tell ya - it was SOOOOO GOOOOD! And I had a coupon that expired today, so I even saved a buck on it. I know that part of it was that I wanted to try these lower carb sandwiches and see if I reacted to the flatbreads like I do to other breads, and part of it was I was feeling sorry for myself because of my neck. And I had a coupon and didn't think it was a good idea for me to be lifting my cast iron pots to be cooking lunch, either. So Quizno's it was. Won't be doing that again for some time, though - I did, of course, react to the bread, but it didn't bother my tummy at all, which most bread tends to....
On the way home, my AC stopped working. You know it's bad when you get OUT of the car into the 90+ degree heat of the San Fernando Valley and it feels like a cool breeze compared to what it was like INSIDE the car. I was DRIPPING sweat. So the car will go into the shop in the next week or so to get that fixed. Blah.
I'm looking forward to going home shortly.
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