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Pain [Oct. 9th, 2006|02:04 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Of no consequence in comparison to some of the things other people on my friends list are dealing with, but I thought I'd write about it anyway.

I have a pain. A very small area of pain, two or three inches to the right of my spine, and about half-way up my ribcage. The way the pain varies as I move suggests that it's a torn muscle, but I can't imagine how I've managed to damage a muscle in such a small and specific area when it's surrounded by so much other structure.

I don't recall any occasion recently when I lifted anything unwise, or moved suddenly in an ill-advised manner. It's not tender to the touch, and doesn't feel any different to the same area on the opposite side. There's no visible discolouration. The pain first presented itself when I awoke this morning.

It's not disabling and it's not distressing, it's just... odd. All the other usual pains -- knees, shoulder, etc etc, are behaving "normally". I think I'll just ignore it and assume it'll get better by itself in a day or two.

[User Picture]From: ang_grrr
2006-10-09 01:42 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: dougs
2006-10-09 01:46 pm (UTC)

My granny had what you've got... :D
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2006-10-09 08:57 pm (UTC)

How can such a sweet face hide such pain and bitterness.

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[User Picture]From: johncoxon
2006-10-09 02:02 pm (UTC)
Fair enough, but if, in a couple of days, it's still playing up (or if it feels worse tomorrow), I'd think going to a doctor would be a Good Idea.
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[User Picture]From: watervole
2006-10-09 04:03 pm (UTC)
What happens if you cough? The only time I ever had a spot pain like that, it was pleurisy.

Mind you, it's more likely that you simply pulled a muscle by sleeping in an unusual position half way up a staircase...
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2006-10-09 04:17 pm (UTC)
> What happens if you cough?

Much the same as what happens if I move in some other way. I think it's muscle rather than something deeper.

> sleeping in an unusual position half way up a staircase...

That would have made sense, were it not for the fact that it's one day too late. I was fine yesterday.
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From: ex_the_major316
2006-10-09 04:54 pm (UTC)
This isn't resulting from over strenious beer drinking from cleavage is it? :?

Hope it eases soon!
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[User Picture]From: bibliofile
2006-10-10 11:46 am (UTC)
That was my thought too. Now that the alcohol's effects have worn off . . .

Here's hoping that it resolves itself, safely and painlessly, soon.
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2006-10-09 08:55 pm (UTC)
Ask someone for a massage!
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[User Picture]From: aperrott
2006-10-09 09:06 pm (UTC)
I had a pain like that once after I tried to sleep on a too small sofa. It cleared up after a few days, but was quite unpleasant at the time. :-(

Hope yours clears up soon!
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