I'm starting to get worried (Mom, go away now, if you know what's good for you) about the pain in my neck/shoulder/arm that's been getting worse over the last few days. Not worried enough to go to the doctor, oh no. I can still lift my arm, I can still feel my fingers, and I'm still breathing. So, no doctor.
At first I thought I'd pulled something. That's still a possibility, but I'm leaning toward some kind of "condition" (which would get me to a doctor, once I was convinced). It's mostly in my left shoulder, so it could have something to do with the joint. It goes up from that point, into my neck, and down into my upper arm.
It's a dull ache most of the time, getting sharper when I move my arm into certain positions (which I try to avoid, because I'm smart like that). There are a few positions in which I have no pain, but it looks stupid to walk into the grocery store with my left arm draped over the top of my head. Not to mention: hard to hold the cooler door open and lift out the super-size jug of orange juice that way.
I don't do a lot of heavy-duty physical stuff. (Hey, maybe that's your problem right there, buddy.) I mean, I'm not out rock climbing every other Saturday, or fly-fishing, or swimming laps. Even the weed-pulling I've been doing requires very little exertion, the ground still being mostly mud.
Whatever's wrong, it hasn't kept me from sleeping, or from anything, really. Yet. So far. Keeping the peanut butter on a lower shelf has helped, and I haven't had to change any light bulbs lately. I can still tie my shoes, although it hurts when I do. And I'm still hopeful this will go away by itself before it does get in my way too much. Because it's really getting old, y'know?