I had a bit of a scare this morning that turned into an NSV, and I thought I'd share here in case anyone wants a laugh at my expense. I know I sure got a good chuckle out of it.
Hypothyroidism runs in my family, so I'm always paranoid that I'm going to develop it. This morning, when I woke up, I was touching my neck and realized that the base of it was strangely swollen on either side.
"A goiter!" I thought, alarmed. I made plans to go to the doctor tonight and get retested for hypothyroidism.
It was only when I looked in the mirror a half an hour later that I realized that the "strange lumps" were actually my sternocleidomastoid muscles, those neck muscles that go from jaw to the inner collarbone. Guess I hadn't felt my neck in awhile. Oh, me.
So, apparently I've lost weight in my neck / my neck muscles are getting stronger...definite NSV there!