Carried a 4 pint bottle of milk and some bananas back from Asda on Saturday afternoon. It was a good mile or so. Put the shopping away & sat down for a well-earned cup of tea (what else?) when the familiar nagging started in my shoulder.
Seconds later my left front top canine tooth (the pointy one) started zinging, as if an electric current was passing through it. Touching my face and mouth set the crushing cramps off. The only way to deal with the tooth was to bite into some toast - the equivalent of rubbing a bump on the head to make it better. It had worked in the past, but not today.
My first thought was to dredge up memories of similar electric tooth incidents - it starts as an unpleasant tingle and crescendoes into days of violent pain and migraine. I gulped down the co-dydramol and pressed the heat pack around my shoulder, and battened down the hatches waiting for the storm to pass.
And it did! Woke up on Sunday with no pain, and no further bad incidents (other than the usual).
Took action instead of worrying, and I won!
Meanwhile, other half was nursing a sore & stiff neck. Out came the heat pads (he had to get his own, mine is not for borrowing) and some gentle exercises, all under my expert instruction. Much better again today.
Pain : nil; me :2
Keep going, onwards & upwards.