There were some issues with the neck brace delivery, and when it finally arrived, after I had gone to bed last night, it ended up not fitting right, nor was it comfortable. So much for accurate measurements.
I put it back in its box and will return it to Amazon. Thanks, but no thanks. I guess I’ll keep suffering. (woe is me blah blah blah)
Anyway, this morning (like most mornings) I felt ok, didn’t take any pain meds, and decided to take the short, ten minute drive to the drug store to see if I can find a brace there that would fit better. I needed other stuff from there anyway so I decided to take advantage of the less-pain-induced morning and get some errands run.
The first drug store, called Shoppers Drug Mart, had a brace that looked as comfortable as the Amazon one (which wasn’t comfortable) so I picked up my other items and then drove across the street to the other store, called Rexall, and found a soft, foamy brace for $14.99.
I placed my phone on the raised laptop to take this stupid shot hah. 🙄
Earlier today, I wore it with my hair down which was kind of annoying.
I got used to it though. The brace literally does hold your head in place, easing the pressure off your upper vertebrae, so if you ever feel some neck pain after having spent the day looking down at your phone, I highly recommend getting one of these foamy contraptions.
Just don’t do this. THIS, putting your chin inside the brace, defeats the purpose of keeping your head straight. 🙄
I ran a couple of other errands while I was out anyway and still managing, not realizing I had left without eating breakfast. Which is why I promptly ate a cinnamon twist with my coffee, and then a vanilla custard filled thingy. And then I had chocolate after my sushi lunch.
So sue me.
After the manchild came home, ate lunch and disappeared into his room for his remote afternoon class, I figured I may as well take the puppy for a walk. No one will be available to take him and I really wanted to be outside today – the sun is out, the ice and snow is melting, and it felt like spring was not far off.
But I remembered the last fiasco with my puppy and decided that this time, I would use his harness with two leashes. HA! Try to get out of that, Mister!
He wasn’t impressed.
Tucker being Tucker managed to get all twisted and at one point his forward leg was out of the harness and he ate some disgusting Canada geese poop and some old bread someone cast away probably to feed the ducks which you’re not supposed to do anymore and anyway, long story short, it still managed to be a relatively enjoyable walk. 🙂 The sun was brilliant, it wasn’t cold, and I didn’t have a hat on the first time in months.
I also had the neck brace on. It was weird, walking with my head looking straight ahead the whole time.
Here are a few pictures from our walk.
I managed to get myself and puppy home in one piece without additional injuries, strains or other damage, emotional or physical, and then enjoyed a hot cup of tea.
Next, I checked my email. I think I may have found an editor!! 🙂
While I contemplated his email and the next steps, I glanced at my WIP edits and procrastinated with some new nail polish. The lighter colour is called Potato Peel, the darker (new) shade Sensitive Storm.
So there you have it. A nothing post about nothing. (Don’t blame me, I watched an episode of Seinfeld while wolfing down my sushi lunch).
Thank you for reading. 🙂