OK, I do not actually have pain in my neck, it's more like stiffness and discomfort, but "pain in the neck" is such a great blog title... (well, at least I amuse myself....)
Lately, I've noticed that I do not turn my head so much.
I first noticed this new phenomena while driving.
I discovered that I was avoiding changing lanes, because that required me to turn around and look behind me.
A while later, I realized that if my kids were talking to me from behind, I would ignore them. When I started making an effort to pay attention, I had to ask them to move into my line of vision, because it was painful to turn around to face them.
I think the discomfort stems from two sources:
1. my neck
2. my back
Twisting puts stress on both parts of my body.
This came up today, when friends stopped by to visit in the afternoon.
I needed to put up my legs, because my ankles felt swollen and painful (not related to cancer; probably related to arthritis, but I don't know).
Anyway, by raising my feet, I ended up with my back to one of my guests.
Everyone had to move around (think: musical chairs), so that my guests and I could all be in comfortable eye contact.
It's not like it was such a big deal, but all these little things add up.
I wonder if anyone is doing the math...
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
cooking in the car, with Chaim Cohen (video)
13 minutes ago