Whoever said “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” didn’t go through the experience I endured yesterday and the pain I’m in today! I felt peckish in the middle of the afternoon (or as we say here, the arvo), so I opted for a healthy treat... An apple! The Pink Lady variety is in season here and they’re crisp and sweet, unlike the ghastly snap-frozen pasty stuff we get during the rest of the year. So here I was, at the fridge, reaching down into the fruit and veggie bin when I felt something pop in my neck. No immediate pain, just a cold sensation and a clicking noise. Then, as I left the kitchen to head back to the computer room,
the pain set in; hot, stinging, gripping pain! I couldn’t turn my head around anymore without wincing in agony. My husband heard me growl and gasp; “What’s wrong?” he asked me. “The apple...” I could only mutter out. He looked at me baffled. “Oh no!” he responded, “What did the bad apple do to you?” Funny bloke! Typical Aussie tongue-in-cheek humour. I would’ve had a witty comeback if it were not for this atrocious pain, dulling my brain. All I can put it down to is that I might have sprained something in my shoulder, or maybe even pinched a nerve.
Last nights sleep was very choppy. I would wake myself up each and every time I shifted around in bed. It didn’t help that I had two very playful and hungry kittens that kept pouncing on my head and back! This morning, I look (and feel) like I forgot to take the coat hanger out of my sweater... Shoulders are stiff as a board! I’m walking around like Herman Munster and I can’t turn or tilt my head towards the left without feeling pain (time to loosen those neck bolts, I guess!) My head is cramped down unto my left shoulder and trying to straighten it hurts like buggery. I always say jokingly that I look at the world in a skewed fashion, but this is ludicrous! I’ve always been a bit of a contradictory person, but I guess this time, the joke is on me! Eat apples, they’re good for ya! Yeah, right!