*Bloggeritis- symptoms: neck becomes stiff, in complete lock-down; unable to move head in any position, right, left, up or down; head seems to become very heavy, as if one is trying to balance a fifteen pound bowling ball on a needle; can be so severe where it becomes difficult to open mouth or simply even swallow saliva. treatment: DON'T MOVE! (wink, wink) No really, you can't move; relax. Yeah right! How can anyone relax when your head all of a sudden becomes difficult to balance on your neck!; Thanks to the McGyver in my husband (everyone needs a McGyver in their life! and If you do not know who is McGyver... watch old episodes on tv.com Channel? No really.. you're making me feel ancient!!)... take big, HUGE, beach towel and roll it up. Take rolled towel and place around neck... wear as an accessory for next twelve hours, possibly sleeping with it,
Wow! I tell you... I have not felt anything as painful since I had my children! I mentioned in my last post, that there was a moment that I attempted to simply swallow my saliva and was not able to. I got scared for a spit (attempt at humor) second, but came out of it alright.
I remember getting up to talk to Dean and literally got stuck. I went to take a step and then I froze. I could not even take a step... I have never gotten a stiff neck like that. Definitely bloggeritis!
As I woke this morning, I carefully opened my eyes and got out of bed carefully. I carefully got out of bed and took my steps ever so tenderly towards the bathroom. As I took each step I tried moving my neck more and more... and... I was able to move my neck! Hurray!!
After sleeping all night with a huge beach towel rolled up and wrapped around my neck... my neck felt decent. A little stiff, but decent.
Did the beach towel do the trick? Who knows? Regardless... what I do know is, today I was able to hold my head up high and take my little girl to her first gymnastic's lesson... She had an absolute blast! Can't remember the last time she was so excited and happy.
Children make you want to start life over. ~Muhammad Ali
Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said. ~Author Unknown
Blessings to all!!
150 days to go...
PS... Sons, I love and miss you. To the moon and stars above and back. You are my sunshines.
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