Well,i have had pain in my shoulders,neck and head now since sunday,most times i feel like my head is going to pop off my shoulders.When i was at therapy on tues. they left the heat and tens on my upper back for over an hour trying to get it to calm down.By the time i was ready to leave it had calmed a bit,but even with the smallest of purses on my shoulder in was killing me to walk out of there. I went home and iced my neck to numb the pain.I tried my tens unit at home but of course my battery was dying so it didn't help.I spent most of the day yesterday laying flat on my back,taking my pain pills,icing my neck and shoulders and praying for the pain to go away. By the time last night came i was exhausted,went to bed thinking i was going to sleep right through but unfortunately i was awake all night long.Didn't sleep even an hour all night long.Then when it came to get up this morning i was sooooo tired i didn't want to get out of bed.I had therapy again this afternoon,and again the tens and heat were put on for over an hour but as i layed there the pain started to get worse and worse as time went by and i found myself rocking back and forth on the bed and my mouth started to water,OH GOD i was going to be sick.I called for the assistant to come over quickly and disconnect me from the unit so i could rush to the washroom.Yup,i was sick,i went back and layed on the bed,feeling like a piece of crap.My head was just killing me and i was at the end of my rope.I really wanted to go to the hospital,but i just didn't want to get up and move.My therapist came over to see how i was and i told him i couldn't stand the pain in my head and neck anymore,i told him everything that i had taken to get rid of the pain ,but that none of it had worked.He asked me to show him exactly where the pain was in my neck,then he decided to do some massage on my muscles ,said that they were extremely tight and when he was done he did some slight stretching of my neck,which was a surprise because he told me before that he wouldn't do it because my fusion isn't completely healed yet.By the time he was done,my nausea had gone away and some of the pain in my neck had disappeared.Although i still had a headache it wasn't as bad as it was a few min. earlier.Then this afternoon i had a massage,which was booked for today and i told my massage therapist what had been going on and as he was doing my upper back and neck area he couldn't believe how tight it was.I told him that i've decided that no one is going to be able to loosen up my muscles,thats just the way there going to remain until the mri is done and they find out whats causing all the pain and muscle tightness.
I have my grand-daughter coming to stay the weekend with us tomorrow night and although i love her dearly i just don't know how i'm going to make it through the weekend with her.She's only 22months old and loves to be helled and rocked. As tight as my neck and shoulders are i can see my weekend not being pain free.LOL. 8}