I am really bad about one thing in my life. That thing is Western Medicine. I just have truly awful luck with it as a general rule. Don't get me wrong, I like my family MD. But typically anything done to me in the "accepted" manner does not work. Or it makes things worse. The time I went for poison ivy and the cream I was given caused my whole leg to swell up and suppurate. Gee that was SO much better than the itching! LOL The time I had strep throat and the antibiotic made me have such a migraine I could not lift my head from the pillow. So they switched it. Then I needed anti nausea meds. See what I mean?
I am (knock wood) really lucky as a general rule and rarely take much more than aspirin or Excedrin migraine in my life. My allergies are controlled with OTC's and I only take about 14 pills per year of those. But three weeks ago I hurt my neck. I have scoliosis so this is pretty easy for me to do. But usually I know when I do it. There is pretty significant discomfort involved or this weird "twang" feeling as it pops out. This time, nothiing. I just woke up one day and could not move my neck. Actually I thought I had a migraine as my head hurt and it took a few days to realize the source.
I guess the best case scenario would have been to visit the chiropractor but I haven't had time. And I never go unless I know I can really relax the area involved because then I know they can manipulate me safely. So I did something I have never done before. I took mot*in for a few days. Then I weaned myself off it because, as my eldest would tell you "those are LIVER KILLERS Ooma!" I got pretty used to walking around with a hand sort of rubbing the left side of my neck and life went on.
Yesterday I woke up and my right knee hurt. This is seriously weird because my left knee is the knee I wrecked in high school. It aches all the time. I won't have anything done to it and I am used to it. Better sore and strong than pain free and going out on me when I am hiking or carting kids. But my right knee? I have never had an issue. Again, I had no incident I could point too, except that we have been playing outside a fair bit. I run around a lot with the kids at the park, maybe I did something then. I wear high heels. Maybe that did something. Who knows. I wore flats and ignored it.
Now, if I have bored you all to tears, here is the amazing denouement:
I woke up today and nothing hurt. The knee was fine and my neck feels better than it has in like 3 weeks. My personal hypothesis is that I somehow knocked my own self back into alignment and that is why I had the pain on the opposite side of my body for a day! Go figure.