Thursday, June 04, 2009


Seriously, I am lying on my back, on our bed, with the laptop propped up on my knees/balancing on my stomach... why? Because I have the 2nd worst crick in my shoulder blade and neck I have ever had in my life. The worst was when I was on bed rest for 10 days last year before the babies were born. But this one is pretty bad... not awful. I can still move... but very rigidly and if every move is thoroughly planned out. I will say it is very hard to lift the girls. Typically I carry them with my left side. Seeing how this is the injured side I am having to scoop with both arms and swing child to the right side... but since I can't really turn my face to see her on my right side I end up like... holding her butt with my left hand and her head with my right hand so she is like... lying down in my arms perpendicular to my body while I quickly shuffle from point A to point B. Yikes. It is going to be a long day.

How did this happen? I am not sure. I can say that I have been extraordinarily busy since Monday. Exercising, lifting babies, doing some (though not much) house chores. It could be just one of those things that happens due to over-activity. How the heck do I treat this? Thus far I have had one round of heating pad today and one Icy Hot rub down. This sounds really really bad but I have been saving my last painkiller pill from my CSECTION for a time when I really might need it. Today might be the day... is that a big deal? I really really am hurting.



Melissa said...

Laura - I know you don't know me but I am a friend of Eleanor's - I have had that awful stiff neck/shoulder - the best treatment is a massage with a very knowledgable LMT or even a PT. You'll feel much better in a day or two, I promise!

Good luck to you, and I look forward to reading more about your sweet babies :)

alyt said...

You know I get cricks all the time right? Try Thermacare patches (off brand work just as good) which release heat and a small bit of painkiller directly into the skin. And even though it hurts, stretch your neck all the time. really hot showers help too. Trust me, I feel your pain.

Take the pain killer after babies are down - just make sure you have someone around who can drive you somewhere in case of emergency!

mary said...

Mary Tyler was talking about (on facebook) going to a massage therapy school in MGM for a massage (these people are ALMOST finished with school and you can go for a small fraction of the price)... anyway, maybe you could go with her and see what they can do to help. You should email Mechelle. She is an expert at this stuff!!

Sorry you aren't feeling well. Second worse since the twins??? Maybe it is triplets this time?!?!?!?!