Two days ago the top right side of my head hurt like I'd bumped it. I hadn't. The sore spot was still there yesterday, and the right side of my throat was also a little achy. Last night I had trouble sleeping on that side. When I woke up this morning the sore area was larger, and the pain was sharper. In addition, the entire length of the right side of my neck hurt when I pressed on it. I tried calling my doctor's office for advice (but found out it's closed on Thursday), so I decided to go to an urgent care center.
The heat part of the equation would be easy to take care of. (The no hair products in the very humid weather we've been having? Not so much, but that's another story.) I have a long, skinny field corn heating pad provides great moist heat. When I got home I threw the pad in the microwave to heat it, then folded it in half and wrapped it around my neck for the prescribed time. It worked like a charm. However, when I re-heated the pad and tried to set in on my head it fell off. Because of the location of the sore spot I had to hold the pad on with my hand, which made me look pretty dramatic and made it impossible to get anything done.
I don't do well sitting and doing nothing, so I really tried to work. First I pecked at the computer keyboard with one hand (which wasn't acceptable at all), then I tried to read the newspaper (which worked until I needed to turn the page). About the time I resigned myself to the fact that I couldn't do any type of task the time was over.
I wonder what tomorrow will bring.
Five years ago today: Classics