Saturday, November 17, 2012


I've been feeling extremely frustrated the past few weeks. I've been suffering from shoulder pain for about the last 2 years or so. It use to be really bad but since I've started working out with a trainer and have strengthening them, they have gotten a lot better and really haven't bothered me in months. The last few weeks however, it seems to be back worse then ever and I have no idea why all of a sudden it's back with a vengeance.
It starts in my shoulders then moves to my neck, then the front of the shoulders, down into my bicep and into my forearms. It makes it had for me to work or even get dressed, trying to sleep is by far the worst though. I try and sleep on my back with my arms at my side and lately I try to sleep more up right then laying down. I usually wake up around 4am because my arms are aching so bad I can't sleep. It's so unbelievably frustrating when all you want to do is sleep but you can't, it makes me want to scream sometimes. I've been for massages, chiropractor, I have Epsom salt baths everyday and ice it at night and it's still so bad.
I do however, think we are finally getting to the root of the problem. It all seems to be coming from my neck, those little tiny muscle at the base of my skull (which also explains the headaches I've been having) and the little ones on either side. The chiropractor gave me stretches to do a few times a day and that combined with a little more treatment should help relieve it over time. I'm thinking now would probably be a good time to get back into yoga as well.
Sorry to be a downer on such a beautiful Saturday. I really needed to get out my frustration and start thinking positive, have faith that this will go away with a little work and some time. I just want to be able to sleep in peace again.

On a happier note... Do you remember this post from last Friday? It was part of an entry to win a Michael Kors watch over on Nikki's blog Glossy Blonde......and I won! I couldn't believe it when I read her email. I literally jumped up and down, I still can't believe it. This is the first giveaway I've ever won and what a giveaway to win.

Has anything been causing you sleepless nights? I hope not. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!
Happy Saturday!!


Kiana Bates said...

I'm so sorry about your shoulder!
But congrats on your win:)

Kaylynn Zoe said...

I'm so sorry you've been in pain. I get pretty bad headaches too and it's all related to that darn neck and those dumb little muscles you're talking about.
I feel your pain sister! (it may not be as bad, but I feel ya!)

Rachel said...

That's no fun at all, to be in pain like that! I've had back pain for the last two years....thankfully, it's the kind that is easily cured with regular exercise and stretches...I just get too lazy sometimes and my body punishes me! I hope you start feeling less sore soon!

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