So I did something to my neck (and I really wish I new what, so I could never
do it again) and have been in some serious pain the last couple of days. The chiropractor says I have a pinched nerve in my neck that's radiating down my arm, shoulder, and back. All I know is that everything is sore and achy and tight and it hurts to turn my head.
Forget working out - even just walking hurts. I'm icing and taking pain killers (neither of which help all that much) and just waiting to feel better. It sucks to realize that after all I've done to improve my health and my body, there are still things that are completely out of my control. I keep thinking that there must be something I can do to make it better, but I can't even do stretching until the swelling goes down and things get a little better.
So for now I'm just sitting (for short periods of time), lying down (if I can find a comfortable position), and hoping that I'm going to feel well enough to go into work for at least part of the day - although my boss is awesome and said not to worry about it. Mostly I'm trying to avoid the pity party. (As you can see, I'm failing.) Ow.