I’ve been worried sick about myself and my lack of joint movement for the past four days.
Have you ever jammed a finger on the basketball court? Your finger swells up like four times it’s normal size, maybe bruise up and down the length of it, and you can’t bend it for weeks?
That’s how ALL my joints felt…and I have a lot of joints so it really wasn’t a happy place to be. Every time I moved I was all “Ohhhh sweet Jesus….” Up and down from the couch, reaching for water, walking to the kitchen for donuts and coffee, “Ohhhhh sweet Jesus…”
The frustrating part about it was not KNOWING what was wrong…and then I remembered!! Just like that, my brain was all DUH! you DID do something to hurt yourself!!
On Friday morning I was brushing my hair and I flipped it to one side to adequately brush and my neck snapped. I guess I’m kind of a violent hair whipper, because I totally heard it snap and I had to carefully moved my head back into place to kind of…realign it, and I actually thought to myself, “Hmmm…I wonder if that will hurt later…”
But the rest of the day was fine. So fine, in fact, that I completely FORGOT about my hair whipping incident when later that night before my flight home, my neck began cramping up.
I texted my husband from the airport, “The day went well, but my neck is killing me. Not sure what I did to it, but…ow”.
I then followed up an hour later with, “I seriously feel like I’ve got whiplash.”
That’s because I DID have whiplash!
I’m convinced that because I whipped my hair back and forth so violently when I brushed it, that not only did it hurt my neck, but it hurt the nerves in my spine that carry my head and attach all my joints together. Surely such a joint nerve exists in your neck, no?
Since the violent hair whippage hurt my joint nerves I proceeded to hobble around like a 90 year old woman with joint pain for three (going on four) full days!
I write this only to be a lesson to all of you.
Be careful with your hair whipping.
It’s not safe.