Sunday, 28 September 2014

My stiff neck............

I just had to show these pretty Gladioli at 'past their sell by date' in Morrisons for 85p!  They are such a pretty lavender colour, the photo doesn't do them justice.

I still have my stiff neck but now we are into week two of it easing.  I am not a patient patient to say the least!  

It all started whilst we were on holiday, one morning I was sitting in the car and slowly I could feel my neck stiffening, I didn't think anything of it because I have often had stiff necks and it has cleared within a few days.  By the time we returned home I wasn't sleeping normally.  My sleeping position was sitting upright,  After a week of that, I went off to the doctors.  I had Torticolis. The muscles in the neck hook themselves onto the spine. (The way to describe - the spine is a series of 'Y' stacked on top of one another, and the muscles hooked themselves on the bits that stick out at the top).

The first week I was prescribed paracetamols, anything stronger can affect the stomach lining. I went back the second week and she prescribed Volterol, (industrial strength) but after a few days I had to stop using it because it was causing a rash on the back of my neck. In the meantime I got in touch with a really good friend who is a Osteomyologist. She agreed to call in to see me on the way to seeing her grandchildren. What she does is like physiotherapy and but far gentler. As soon as she worked her magic I could feel a big difference.

Now it feels like a bad sprain in the back of my neck. I am now sleeping normally but still find it difficult to turn naturally in bed, so sometimes I have to physically get up and re-position myself, but at least now I don't lay down and worry thinking I cannot get back up again, although sometimes it feels like that, but then as I just said I am not a patient patient! I am sleeping better but not getting a good nights sleep but am sure it will come eventually.


  1. Oh you poor thing - hope you feel much better very soon. I love discount flowers and plants, I find Aldi very good for that sort of thing as well.


  2. I hope you will be back to normal very soon! The flowers are pretty and an unusual colour for gladioli too! x

  3. Hope you are feeling better soon, nothing worse than it stopping you sleeping well. Love your flowers, such a pretty bargain.

  4. What a pain in the neck, literally. Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Oh, sorry to hear that you are not well, Julie. Hope you feel better soon. Those flowers are a lovely colour.

  6. Hope you feel better soon, Julie and that you're managing to catch up on the zzzzzzzzs xxx

  7. Cant stand not getting enough sleep. Hope you continue to improve you poor thing, that's a terrible condition to have and so very painful.


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