See, the thing about this weekend is that since I had the state car (The Little Prius that Could) we were supposed to run all these errands, including buying a bunch of plants for the front yard, and then we were supposed to spend Sunday planting stuff and making the yard all pretty. It was even cooler on Sunday than it had been in two weeks or so. Conditions were all perfect for our purposes. However, I got rear-ended in the state car driving back from Grand Junction on Friday afternoon.
From what I understand, whiplash is a sprain or strain, just in your neck/shoulders/back. I think my problem was that since my neck was already bothering me for a few days before I got rear-ended (and the driving four hours to GJ and back in two days certainly didn’t help), the whole getting hit from behind thing just made it worse. Saturday I felt OK, like my neck was OK and getting better. Sunday morning I woke up and literally Could Not Move. I had to have the Hulk put his hand behind my neck so I could sit up, because I had suddenly reverted to infancy and couldn’t hold my own damn head up. Man, it hurt like a BITCH.
After heating and icing and hot showering and taking Aleve and valerian (a muscle relaxer) all day, I figured I’d get some pain relief soon. But I didn’t. It didn’t work. We did run a few errands in the car yesterday until my neck just couldn’t take it anymore, and then we came home and I sulked. It was Supposed to be Planting Day! Our yard was going to look so pretty! Now we’ve got $150 worth of plants waiting to be planted with me totally out of commission and I’ve got a doctor’s appointment this afternoon and Advil seems to be helping a little bit more than the Aleve did, and I’m sorry to say that the glass of wine I had last night helped more than any of the OTC drugs, so maybe after I go to the doctor this afternoon I’ll start getting my drink on.
YIT, I know you got whiplash last year. What helped you? Anyone else? Bueller?