alpaca princess (renniekins) wrote,
alpaca princess

Dreaming of pain?

Last night I went to bed about 2am, after my midnight synchro practice. I woke up around 4am, almost crying from pain. My back hurt so badly! The lower back hurt some -- this is normal for when I wake up. But also there was a spot in my upper back that felt like I had a badly pulled a muscle. It was under my left shoulderblade, horizontally across the left side of my back-ribcage. Every time I moved, it hurt. I couldn't even take a semi-deep breath, because my ribs hurt too much to expand. What the hell did I do to myself?? I kept wondering.

I heaved myself out of bed and stumbled down the stairs, wincing and moaning. I swallowed some tylenol then limped back up the stairs and eased myself into bed. I lay completely flat, breathing shallowly, hurting, hurting, hoping to fall back asleep. Mentally I was so mad at myself: this was going to ruin my weekend! How could I be so stupid to have hurt myself without knowing it, and what was wrong? Finally, I fell asleep.

When I woke up this morning, my back felt perfectly normal.

So what was that all about? Did I dream the whole thing? And if so, what kind of insane dream is that? Or did two tylonol make it all go away? I don't know. It's all really really weird, although of course I'm glad it's gone.

Right now my back feels okay...a little bit stiff and painful in that spot, but I have a feeling it's mostly because I'm writing about it -- more sympathetic pain than the real stuff. Strange!
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