Friday, February 13, 2009

Disabled by Flexeril


Most of the day yesterday my body just hurt. Felt poised. But literally my left arm hurt all the way into my armpit. My neck was stiff, my was painful, clearly whatever I'm feeling is manifesting itself physically.

So after we got home last night after a test screening of a HI-larious new movie, tentatively called "The Hangover" (they will change the title before it gets released), I took a whole pill of a muscle relaxer I had left over from when I was in physical therapy for my back. The reason I had PT was that my posture was so bad, my neck would go numb, my back and chest muscles were so tightened up. Said it was due to bad posture, lack of exercise, and stress. So they gave me Ambien to sleep, which I'm out of, Flexeril for muslce relaxor, and some kind of super ibuprofin for inflammation.

About 11:30pm last night I felt it start to kick in, which is about right. Takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to kick in. I woke up around 1:15pm, and I am still feeling it.

Next time I'm taking a half a pill. But, I slept amazingly.

I was going to try and accomplish a couple things today, but it's already almost 2pm.

Thanks Cindy and Jackie. It's hard working through the guilt. I decided to take next week for myself too. This week was to emotionally deal with what has happened. I thought I'd bounce back faster, but I'm not.

Next week I plan on sorting out my workspace at home, organizing, putting a sense of order into my life. I think that will help me start to assess what's next. I may even start working on a basic resume just so I have something to do that is working towards the next thing.


Cindy said...

We have time. Take the time you need. I can help with the household organizing. That's my specialty! Exciting, visions of a clean office and maybe even a clean garage? Or is that too lofty thinking?

Don Early said...

That's what I had in mind.

Lena said...

Visions of a clean office and garage! Wow! Now, I'm jealous... :)

Don, I wish you all the best in the job hunt, when you are ready to tackle it.

Jenny said...

Babe, I'm so very sorry. But it sounds like you have a lot of good solid numbers to put into your resume when ready. We've been there, it's way tough. But you are in a decent spot, and it sounds like you have both been making some great choices along the way.

Don Early said...

Thanks Jenny. I feel really good about where I'm at when I start the process. I got a lot out of working my old job. I'm sure it's prepared me well for whatever's next.