This week was supposed to be the start of the new me. The new ‘cutting out of empty calories’ me. The ‘maybe shed a few kilos so as to fit in my clothes’ me.
I wasn’t going to give up the wine completely. (Life wouldn’t be worth living then, would it?) But it was time to severely limit the intake. Not every night, like.
And then my shoulders and arms went ballistic on me. First the right arm. Then it eased, but the left one decided it wanted a go as well.
Saturday night I could barely find a position to hold my arm without this shooting pain thing happening.
It had eased a bit on Sunday, and on Monday (after cancelling out of swimming – *pout*) I got a chiropractor appointment, and that helped.
The pain is still hovering there in the background, waiting to strike if I make a wrong move. (Or too much of the wrong move, I don’t know…)
But meanwhile (in other ‘Tracey is a crock’ news) I’ve also had a sore gum.. um.. jaw.. I can barely describe where. Left side of jaw, inside, up the back, in wisdom tooth territory, only in between top and bottom. Something like an ulcer? Not sure. All I knew was that it hurt to chew. And I couldn’t put my teeth together. You know how you do that? When you can’t, it makes your jaw tense. And then it aches. After trying various painkillers, but wishing they had something to relax the tension in my jaw, it hit me. Wine! One of the best muscle relaxants around.
So much for the big reform.
It helped. I swear. Today, it’s all pretty much fine. (Yeah, I know. What the?)
Medicinal purposes then.
Can’t hurt with whatever is going on with the shoulder/arm muscle thing either, I don’t think. (For the ‘relaxing’ properties? Well, it’s worth testing it out as a hypothesis, don’t you think?)
And I also claim medicinal purposes for putting up with a husband playing sport 4 nights a week. Yep, that’s FOUR nights a week that he’s not home till goodness knows when.
*glug, glug, glug*
PS. In good news, I’m back on my desktop! Thanks to my computer bloke. When he’s not playing sport, he’s quite useful really. 😉