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Left work at 2am last night - just couldn't handle sitting there all night in that much pain. If I'd had the aspirin I probably would have toughed it out, but without it I just couldn't deal.... So at 2:20 this morning I was back at the grocery store exhanging the aspirin. Ended up with some Ecotrin-type generic aspirin and some Tylenol PM
Went home and ate some oatmeal, took some Tylenol PM, and went to bed. I LOVE my new Tempur-Pedic bed, and my low back was fine, but I tossed and turned until the Tylenol kicked in because my neck was so uncomfortable.
Slept about 6 hours until Anne called me this morning to check up on me. Given that I slept 9 hours yesterday, and was only up about 4 hours last night, I thought that getting another 5 hours was pretty remarkable.
Anne came over for a little while to see how I was doing and to check out the new bed, and she looked at where the bar hit me and she felt around in my shoulder (it's like concrete) and said, "Ew!" That pretty much summed it up for me.
After she left I puttered around for a little while and then went back to bed. Slept another 5 hours or so, until Anne called me about 6pm to see how I was doing. I got up for a little while, puttered a little more, and went back to bed. Slept another 2 hours and got up around 9:30. Made some dinner, ground lamb, onion, and sweet potato with herbes de provence, watched "Frasier" and "Law and Order: SVU", showered and came into work. I took some aspirin once I got here, but my left shoulder is still smokin' and I have a slight headache. I'm trying to keep moving so my shoulders don't get all locked up again.
I keep finding other bruises - I don't know if they are from Sunday or from other bumps, but they all seem pretty fresh still, so I think they must have been from when I fell. Little bruises on my right forearm, a bruise about the diameter of a small mango on my left thigh, and one about the diameter of a golf ball on my right thigh. Oddly enough, the bump on my neck hasn't discolored at all from what I can see, but is still very tender, as is the bump on the back of my head.
7:30 am - my back has been killing me since about 5:30 and I am toughing it out because I don't want to miss any more work. Took a double dose of aspirin, but it hasn't helped. My left shoulder in particular is burning like crazy, and even getting up, moving around, and stretching (lightly) hasn't helped. I think I need to get home and sleep some more.
Thanks, too, to Pam for suggesting the Icy/Hot stuff - haven't tried that, but I do have some Biofreeze at home that I can use. Can't WAIT to get out of here and rest!
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