I'm finally home, and I'm stretched out with my neck and back straight and it feels much better, although I've got numbness and tingling going down my sides where the pressure is temporarily off the nerves. I've been wanting to lie down all day because I knew it would help. I've taken arthritis Tylenol, but it didn't really touch it. I need an anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen or naproxen, even though they're not great for the kidneys. I think I still have a little ibuprofen somewhere, although I gave my big bottle to A. I've also used muscle rub, which helped just a bit. I took my preliminary dose of tizanidine a little while ago, which is a mild muscle relaxant. That will probably help more. I'll take the rest before actually going to bed.
Because of the flare-up, I emptied my backpack of every little thing I could. It's not very heavy, really, mostly medicine and toiletries. I don't even have a book in it now, just my Kindle and a single-subject notebook for taking notes along with a couple of Kindle books on ancient Greek.
Today I had my teeth cleaned and then went to YKWIA's and went to the grocery for a few items he needed. Now I'm home listening to Pandora. Think I'll set an alarm and lie here in a darkened room stretched out for a little while. The plan is to blog on the computer later (I'm on my phone right now). And I found a job I can apply for and want to learn a little more about writing a curriculum vitae, as it is academic and requires one, so I need probably need to tweak mine.
Okay, that's all for now.