Unfortunately the title of today's post is quite literal for me. I really do have a pain in my neck. After spending yesterday in severe pain, my husband finally made me go to MedCheck late last night where I was diagnosed with a cervical muscle strain and trapezius muscle spasm. Have you ever had a Charlie horse in your leg? Yep....well that is the feeling that I had in my neck several times throughout the day Thursday. I've had a stiff neck before, but this was a little much...even for me. I can't rememeber the last time I actually cried because I was in so much pain.
The solution to the problem was three ibuprofen and a muscle relaxer every eight hours, which completely knocks me out. I feel as though I have wasted a whole day in bed. I had so many things on my Friday to-do list, and not one of them got checked off my list.....sigh. On the plus side, my neck does feel better today, but I was told that it will take three to four days for the muscle in my neck to heal. We were hoping to go to the state fair tomorrow night, and we have plans to drive two hours south and visit my in-laws on Sunday. I'm really hoping that I can go without the muscle relaxers tomorrow, so we don't have to cancel our plans.
Before I end this post, I just want to say how thankful I am for my husband. He was very patient with me last night. Even though I didn't think I needed to go to the doctor, he put his foot down and made me go. He didn't complain about taking me to MedCheck late last night even though he still had to get up for work early this morning. I'm so thankful that I married a kind and patient man who can handle me....even when I'm a little bit stubburn.