Shannon Stacey

My head's on straighter today

In a physical sense, not mentally. Not sure my head’s ever been straight in that sense. I’m still in pain today, but I can hold my head straight. Yesterday my head was tilting to the left and I had to manually push on it to hold it straight. (I know, you’re going to tell me to go to the chiropracter and I’ll tell you I’ll consider it, but I really won’t. But thanks.) I have some motion in my shoulders and neck, although I still took a route home from school dropoffs that only required right hand turns. Big scenic loops home. But rest seems to be helping, so I’m on light duty today.

I actually got an entire sick day yesterday! The Tall Kid has been walking home, and the husband got home in time to pick up the Short Kid. Then he went and picked up subs for supper. It was awesome. (Well, it would have been more awesome if I’d had the leisure time without the excruciating pain and utter lack of movement.)

Today I’ll be looking at DG3 and trying to make a list of the scenes I need to start bridging together the ones I’ve already written. Tis the bane of the out-of-order writer. I also need to put on my headphones, crank up the DG3 playlist, close my eyes and try to visualize The Big Climactic Action Scene so I can tackle it. And I’m hoping the structural format I’m using will help keep the an den syndrome at bay, as well as keeping the fairly lengthy and complicated action sequence from fatiguing the reader.

Sometimes a good challenge is just what the doctor ordered. :type:

7 comments to “My head's on straighter today”

  1. Casee
      · October 24th, 2008 at 10:06 am · Link

    Shannon, that sounds awful! I’ve had back problems recently, but I’ll never go to a chiropractor again. I really recommend physical therapy.

    I really hope that you start feeling better. There’s nothing like an injury to ruin your day(s).

  2. Kelly
      · October 24th, 2008 at 1:22 pm · Link

    I’m glad you are mobile somewhat and your head’s straight…maybe by monday you’ll be back to normal…your normal… :cheesy:

    Take care and enjoy your writing today.

  3. Melani Blazer
      · October 24th, 2008 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Happy writing–and plotting and general bridging stuff.

    Glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better. Been sending good thoughts your way.

  4. Bev Stephans
      · October 24th, 2008 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better. Hopefully, your pain will disappear over the weekend.

  5. Karen Templeton
      · October 24th, 2008 at 4:19 pm · Link

    Yeah, I seem to remember my first back/neck blowout happened in my mid-thirties. Doesn’t happen often, but last time was when the g’baby was six mos old, and I decided to do something like sit-ups with him on my lap. Um…no.

    All it is, is the muscles seizing up. And there’s not a whole lot you can do except wait for them to relax on their own. But glad you’re feeling better so soon — taking the day off really does help!

  6. Annmarie
      · October 24th, 2008 at 6:55 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better.

    Hope tomorrow is even better. I bet the best puppy in the world has been keeping you company.

  7. Shannon
      · October 24th, 2008 at 11:31 pm · Link

    Now that I’ve been moving around all day, it’s tightening up again, but at least I was semi-fuctional today. And if I did forget and do something I shouldn’t have, the breath-stealing spasm of pain and my screaming were my first clues I’d overdone it.

    I’ll stay on light duty this weekend, and hopefully be all better before it’s time to move the desks and other furnishings.


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