Tuesday, September 8, 2009
poor me, yay me!
so... about two weeks ago i woke up with a stiff neck.
five days, much ibuprofen and ice packs and heating pads and a massage later... i wound up in the emergency room getting grilled by the intake nurse about how many of the symptoms of meningitis i had been ignoring for five days.
fortunately, in the end i didn't have meningitis... even though i did have a lot of the symptoms.
i had torticollis (persistant and painful muscle spasm in neck and shoulder).... so they sent me home with some hefty narcotics... and i slept for four days.
upon awakening from my drug induced stupor, i found i could at last tilt my head enough to drink from a glass again... and look from side to side with no pain.
and have since set about trying to catch up on 9 missed days of running.
it's amazing how hard it is to gain fitness and how easy it is to lose it.
i had run 14 miles with little distress a few weeks ago, and now i'm struggling to do 10 again...
trying to remain patient with myself.
and, i have enough time to make it up before my race.