Monday, July 30, 2012

I Scratch My Back, You Scratch Yours

I've got a lot of nerve.

At least that's how it feels. Something has gone awry in my neck-shoulder area. For a few weeks I've had pain between my shoulder blades. Now, it is in my upper right neck-shoulder border. I'm thinking I irritated something while lifting a case of soda out of the back of T-Hoe and carrying it from the garage to the porch. I'm hoping it is simply muscular and nothing nervy. Nothing pinched.

This pain is in a hard spot to reach without irritating the spot I'm reaching. I need one of those stick-on hot pad thingies. Like I could have purchased today on my trip to The Devil's Playground, had I only known that upon arriving home, I would have this pain. I think we're all out of that Thermo-Gesic tube of stuff that I used to use on my back. And I wouldn't be able to rub it on there myself anyway. Farmer H was called back to work. I don't want to impose on The Pony or #1. I'm sure I've given them enough nightmare material already to last a lifetime.

I think I'm going to try to massage my neck-shoulder with the knuckle side of a red wooden backscratcher. Don't cost nothin'.


knancy said...

No heating pad? Better call Mom! She probably has one tucked away with her old food stuffs.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Yes, she probably has one. A very old one. One that might catch me on fire because it is not rated properly for electrical usage.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I would suggest a hot shower ...... but what with the shortage of water and the fact that it would make you even hotter .... well, nevermind.
But, you could make your own heating pad. Fill a tube sock with rice and pop it in the microwave at 30 second intervals until you reach a comfortable temp. You should be able to sling it into place. Don't forget to tie a knot in the end, lest you sling rice all over the place. You would, no doubt have thought of that, you being a teacher and all ....