Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ouch

I spent the night at River's place last night and this morning, while I was reaching for my bag and getting ready to go, I suddenly felt a weird, painful sensation in my neck. Not exactly like a crunch or a pop, but somewhere in between. I think I pulled something. Now, I can hardly move my neck and I'm in pain! Plus, I'm fairly hung over and exhausted from not sleeping. Riding uptown this morning I had to hold my neck to keep it from hurting when the cabbie road over bumps and I felt nauseous.

Is the universe trying to send me a message that I should not sleep over boys' places? Or, is it more kindly trying to say that it's not a good idea to sleep on their muscular arms for the whole night?

I hurt. What should I do? Ice? Heat? Sleep?

13 comments:

Gypsy said...

What you should do is tell me who the heck River is because I seemed to have missed that pertinent little detail somewhere along the way. ;-)

As for your neck, sleep. Lots and lots of it.

InterstellarLass said...

Ouch. That happens to me sometimes. I just get a 'crick in my neck'. Maybe some heat and ice alternating, and then slowly stretch through the day. Some pain reliever too.

But there is absolutely never anything wrong with sleeping in muscular arms. Never. ;)

Waspgoddess said...

Yeah, who is River? You can't just throw him in like that without an explanation.

Ginger compresses are great for sore necks. Prepare two bowls with ginger tea, one as hot as you can handle and the other one ice cold. Alternate between the two, but only leave the hot one on as long as it's REALLY hot, and the cold one as long as it's ICECOLD. I've tried it several times and it seems to do the trick.

Buttercup said...

River is yummy. He was the guy that I went to brunch with right before I was robbed, and during the last two months we've been hanging out... Not sure exactly how to define it.

Wasp - How do I prepare the compresses? Just chop up a whole bunch of ginger and slather it on? Or do I put it in something?

robin said...

Um, how bout you get that hunk, River to massage all the kinks out for you?

Sounds good to me!

: D

SisterFriend said...

Listen to the universe! It could be God sending you a message.

I think a hot bath and lots of sleep will do the trick.

Buttercup said...

Robin - Don't think I haven't thought about that!

Sisterfriend - A hot bath is a great idea. I'm going to do that later tonight. I think the universe actually thinks it's a good idea if I spend some time with River. He's all about pursuing his Personal Legend, and that's what I need to do.

Sparky Duck said...

Does this river resemble River Phoenix?

As for your neck, if your hung over, your muscles might have been dehydrated, so Gatorade! oh and a massage

Buttercup said...

Sparky - Nope, although they're both beautiful men. Good call on the hydration. I'm renewing my efforts to hydrate as I type this!

Waspgoddess said...

Just boil water, grate loads of ginger root and make it like tea in a teapot. Make sure it's nice and strong, and then strain the ginger bits out, keep one half really hot and add loads of ice to the other half. Then use two different washcloths, one for the hot "tea" and one for the iced "tea". Just keep alternating and make sure the hot is HOT and the cold is COLD.

More details on River please

Buttercup said...

Wasp - Thanks! I'm smiling about your request for more details. Maybe after this evening there will be more to tell... I'm celebrating big time tonight!

Anonymous said...

Happy Last Day!

Sparky Duck said...

of course, I went to college :)