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Ain't that a kick in the head?

I mentioned in my last entry that I succeeded in going arse over tit on my way to uC and mR's place on Saturday night. What wasn't completely obvious then (but became obvious late on Sunday night) was that I'd wrenched the tendons in the left side of my neck, thereby making it somewhat ouchie.

So with this in mind, you'd think that the last thing I'd want to go and do was go arse over tit again on Monday night, but lo, this did come to pass with the consequence that in addition to the strained tendons in my neck, I also trapped a nerve in my shoulder. The effects of this trapped nerve were as follows:

1. A numb little finger in my left hand.

2. Pins and needles shooting up my left arm.

3. A total inability to move my head at all in any direction, coupled with a strong desire to scream ARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!! when doing such inconsequential things as breathing or swallowing.

And why did I go arse over tit on Monday evening? Because there was more bloody snowfall and no one at Slough station thought to grit the pavement.

Anyway, I've spent the last three days trying to work from home and did at least manage to do all the time-critical things on my list. This was accomplished by my sitting at a computer with a hot water bottle draped over my left shoulder, the imbibing of copious amounts of ultra-strength painkillers and liberal usage of Deep Heat over the affected areas.

To give some idea of how I looked, picture the bastard love child of Pigpen from the Peanuts cartoons and a Dali-esque pirate.

I did try to get some stronger painkillers from my local GP surgery, but I'm not registered there and need to do so before I can get prescribed anything.


Fortunately, the Pigpen/Pirate slash approach seems to be working and I've gone from terrible agony to substantial discomfort.

The downside is that I now appear to be coming down with a cold.

However, to focus on the positive I am fit enough to do my Christmas wrapping today and while it won't be up to my usual exacting standards, it should still pass mustard. I'm also going to try getting around to mR and uC's place to deliver their pressie.

For the first time in a decade, I'm also home in time to help decorate the tree, which is taking me right back to my childhood.

The final thing I want to say is how very impressed I've been with Amazon Vine. I'd ordered an item on Monday, not expecting to get it until after Christmas, and it was actually delivered this morning. That is what I call service.

So all that is left for me to say is to wish good Christmas tidings to all on my Flist and elsewhere. May your turkeys be plump, your stuffing suitably satisfying and your puddings be of the most flaming variety.


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Dec. 24th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
Have a Good Christmas. And maybe you should go see a physio.
Dec. 24th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Ouch, sounds nasty. Hope it heals swiftly.

Good luck with the editing.
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