Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I Feel Like Crap

Last night was not kind to me. I stayed up late, which was probably a big mistake on my part. When I finally did go to bed, I couldn’t sleep, and the Ambien I eventually took didn’t seem to do much for me. I woke up a few times early this morning, and when I finally woke up for real, it was with a killer headache.

Every muscle between the base of my skull and my forehead was totally clenched. I finally dragged myself out of bed and took an Excedrin, which did little for the headache but managed to give me an upset stomach (that much caffeine before breakfast is not a good idea). A while later, I took some ibuprofen, which also did little for the headache. Then I took some Tums for my stomach. I feel like a total junkie.

So here I am, feeling slightly dizzy, achy, and pukey, and wondering if maybe I’m sick. Maybe I should get off the computer and go take a nap. I realize that nobody likes reading whiny, self-centered posts like this, but that’s not stopping me from writing it.

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Jonathon Owen


2 thoughts on “I Feel Like Crap

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    Hey there, sorry you’re not feeling well. That sucks. Also, this is your blog and you can whine if you want to. Some of us enjoy the “realness” or “flavor” that a few whiny posts can bring to a blog. Maybe those some of us are just whiny in real life, though… :/

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    The majority of neuromuscular massage involves pressing on the golgi-tendon apparatus (where the fleshy belly of the muscle meets the tendons) to help readjust the proprioception. Most people mistakenly rub the belly of the muscle, which is nice for lymphatic drainage, but doesn’t do anything about the fact that the muscle is set too tight. Anyway, you can reach a lot of the ones for your back by rubbing the bumps where your neck attaches to your head. Many of the other ends are buried in your shoulders and back. I read of one exercise where you shift your head (keeping the plane of your head parallel rather than tilting it) back as far as you can, pulling in your shoulderblades toward each other and holding for 6 breaths, then let go and shake out or whatever. It should have the effect of saying to your muscles “This is tight. You don’t have to alwasy be tight.”

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