I took the car in to the shop this morning to get it fixed from our fender bender last weekend. As soon as I walked out the door, I immediately regretted getting up this morning. I think I have whiplash or, at least, my neck and shoulders really hurt. Sunday afternoon, my neck started to feel really tight, and that has gotten worse over the past few days. Last night it emerged as a full-fledged and somewhat overblown migraine. I hoped it’d go away over night like many of my migraines do, but no. It’s just hurt and hurt and hurt.
So how do you deal with whiplash? No idea, and they are still determining fault in the accident. I’m confident that the accident wasn’t my fault since the other driver ran a stop sign, but I’m also hesitant to do too much, such as a doctor visit, until they determine fault in case I get stuck with the costs. Until they figure it out, I’ll be doing gentle stretches and hot pads.
Anyway, I came home today on a sick day instead of trying to work through it all. Everything is so tight and painful right now that I’m not sure working would have, well, worked. It’s kind of fun to sit with Katherine and enjoy her favorite shows like Backyardigans and Dora the Explorer.