Am I Injured or Just Ill?
After Monday night’s tough pool session, I woke up on Tuesday with a bit of a stiff neck, and a little pain on its left side. By the end of the day, I was getting pain across my left shoulder, which got worse, and spread to the back of my left arm, and a little down my back.
It feels a bit like the back pain I had about ten years ago, when I seriously wrenched my latissimus dorsi in bending & twisting to put an 8-foot fence post onto a trolley at the builder’s yard. That had me more or less motionless, propped up in a chair for the thick end of a week.
Or I might just have some sort of heavy cold thing coming to get me (could even be man-flu!), as the pain is very similar to the aches & shivers kind of sensation you get with a real humdinger of a cold.
Whatever the cause, I spent yesterday in a so-sore-that-I-can-hardly-think straight fog, which was only lightened by maximal doses of ibuprofen. (So perhaps the cycling wasn’t such a hot idea.) And tonight I’m ducking out of the swimming session. Of course, the people in the grown-up’s lane I’ve just been promoted up to will assume that I just can’t take the pace. And the way I feel now, they may have a point
Maybe tomorrow if things are no better, I’d better head off to Swiss Physio in Tynemouth. Actually, scratch that - I’ve just phoned and got an appointment to see ‘em on Saturday morning.