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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ice Storm and Neck Tension

They are calling for a huge ice storm today. This is bad, but an even huger issue with the salt shortage around here. They are calling for about an inch of ice on the roads and expecting power outages. If I disappear, well you will know why. I'll post tomorrow if I am able to get online. I hate ice. Though I will say it's beautiful after an ice storm. The trees are covered in cases of ice just like a crystal. Tall dried weeds in the fields and ditches will look like sharp blades of glass. It's a pretty awesome site. I just don't want to drive on it! So I hope that everyone around these parts is ready for what they are calling a terrible ice storm.

Onto neck tension. I have it. I have it bad. I never did until I started drawing really intensely. I would hover over a drawing for hours without stretching. I'd be stiff and sore but it would get better. One month I got a headache and it did not go away for a good month. I thought terrible things and didn't know what was wrong with me. My doctor told me it was neck tension. I did some series of stretches and it got better though at first it hurt more. Now anytime I sit at the computer for long periods my neck and upper back/shoulder area hurt terribly. I hate having pressure of any kind in my neck. It feels too similar to the pressure the tumor put in there. So I get paranoid. The follow up is coming January 23rd. I need a good massage. I think maybe also a chiropractor. haha


Vodka Mom said...

I'm here from Lady Banana's site. I have to say that I am in awe of you......

Sandee said...

Ice storms are beautiful, but I don't like the cold.

Take care of your neck. You just have to get up and move around fairly regular. I have the same problem sometimes.

Hi Vodka Mom.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)