I Am Stiff-Necked!

…and I do not mean that in a metaphorical sense. I woke up on Monday morning with a terrible ache in my neck…and it is still with me.

I think I have strained a muscle. I have been trying to stretch my neck, limber up, gently of course, but trying to recover ease of movement, but no, no, it just won’t go.

So now I am resorting to painkillers because I need to work, only, the painkillers are not making much difference. The only thing that does seem to help is not moving my next at all. Ever tried that? Not so much fun!

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

The most painful task of the day – absolutely excruciating but completely necessary – clipping my bra closed. Ay karumba! I thought I would pass out the pain was so overwhelming. Jack told me he would have been happy for me to go without my undergarments, and he added I could just forget about all clothing if it would help my neck (hmm). Jack has had to head back to his place, and I am all sulky because I feel a little useless with this stiff and painful neck.

I hope work is going to be kind to me tomorrow. I don’t think pain and work are a great mix.


16 thoughts on “I Am Stiff-Necked!”

    1. Everything good for you either smells or tastes bad! One of my friends put something with menthol on my neck and it felt lovely. I need to get myself something like that. Thank you Sadje. Love your photo!!!

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  1. Hi Mel, it sounds like fibrositis and you need to go to physiotherapy and take a muscle relaxant. It can take weeks to improve if you don’t do these things. I have had this conditions a few times and it is very painful.


    1. Thank you so much Roberta. It has been a couple of weeks since I first woke up with this sore neck. It has eased during the day time, although I have been taking painkillers, but I think something is not right at night because every morning I wake up and the pain in my neck is back.

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  2. I get this a lot, and I think the culprit is the computer. When I concentrate, and because my eyesight is failing, I lean over to see the screen better. I have to consciously stop doing this for a few days to make it stop…


    1. That is definitely something I need to be aware of. Now I am working in finance again, I am spending a lot of time in front of computer screens.


    1. Yes…it feels really uncomfortable. People can see I am struggling because I don’t turn just my face towards them when they talk, I have to turn my whole body around so it does not hurt my neck!


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