Thursday, November 30, 2006

Down and Out

Out of it By a Neck

If I were in a horse race, I would have lost.

I just spent the last two days visiting the chiropractor and physical therapist for my neck. Every once in a while this happens and something goes "out" and will not stay adjusted.

This morning I woke up with a headache and a neck so stiff I couldn't turn my head. I called in sick to school, and called the chiroprator.

Off I went. By the time I was done with all the treatments, a good hour and a half had gone by. This time I think we found the right combination of treatment. However, it is now 5 PM and I am just getting over the last of the pain.

Phooey. It was an absolutely gorgeous day! Temperature up around 70 degrees f. So I lost out by spending the day crashed in bed.

The boys enjoyed it instead. I saw Chance and Tucker horse wrestling several times. Tucker and Toby are muddy too, so rolling must have been in the daily activity plan. I'm sure they didn't mind not working. I have to console myself with the knowledge that there will be other nice days to come, though not in the immediate future.

A cold front is coming through tomorrow with wind and rain. Still warm until Saturday, but wet again. Then it's supposed to drop to the 40's. That's still not bad, but quite a sudden change.

I will be feeding some nice bran mashes tomorrow night, and putting the sheets back on the Boys.

The deer hunters will be out in force on Saturday. Hope they don't rile up the herd too much.


  1. Anonymous12:57 PM

    i recommend an orthopaedic pillow .. i sometimes use a neck collar as well... and i like those things you can heat up and wrap across the back of the neck to help the muscles unspasm themselves....

    mines bad cervical spondylosis with three whiplash injuries added later ...

  2. Thanks, Claire. Well, I use an orthopaedic pillow, I have a neck collar, and I am at this very moment using one of those heat wrap thingies called a "Bed Buddy," that creates moist heat when heated in the microwave oven.

    I think mine's all related to whiplash injuries over the years. The chiropractor can ajust things so I feel fine. Every once in a while it doesn't hold. This week was one of those times.

  3. Anonymous5:09 PM

    sounds like we both have the same problems then... and yes, it was a microwavable thing i meant. you can also get one that plugs into the electric socket so you can have it on your pillow as you go to sleep - so long as you remember ot turn it off..