I guess by now you are used to my frequent absences on this blog. Well, I am. Last five weeks I had the utmost delight to indulge in a date with a recent acquaintance of mine. I fondly call him by his full name, Pain in the Neck. Oh, what an eventful row of weeks had followed since he decided to drop by! You have no idea, my dears. We had a brief meet at first, exchanging pleasantries, after which I thought that we parted ways for good. A couple of hours later I found out that he never left. He made himself comfortable on the right side of my neck with no permission from me, whatsoever. When I asked him, “whatcha doing?” he casually announced me to go on with my chores and not to be bothered with him. I was like “What now?” and he ignored me. So I returned the favor and ignored him too. What did I know about the bleak future in store!
Next day I woke up with his presence heavily on my neck and it wasn’t just the right side that felt it. Oh, it wasn’t a bit fun. I wanted to make myself clear and showed him to a pain balm. I told him to get lost. But..
He had his own plans. Elaborate ones. With his sleeping bag strapped to my neck and all. And this unwanted visitor of mine was audacious enough to have some visitors of his own. They camped out on my shoulder. It was like the whole family of pain, vacationing on my neck, shoulders, and arms. As I told before, I was in for a treat.
With the help of my trusted friends – ibuprofen and yoga and whatever rest I could conjure up in between, now I’m pain-free at the end of five long weeks. Of course, I have got a renewed respect for the phrase – pain in the neck – it’s unbearable my friends, highly unbearable.
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