Saturday morning I worked out. (Yes, I'm still doing that.) The upper body stuff in particular has been killing me, partly because I avoided heavy lifting for so long because of my hand problems, and partly because my rotator cuffs look like swiss cheese (I rode dirtbikes for many years, as a kid). So when my shoulder started bothering me Saturday afternoon, I didn't pay it much attention. Sunday rolled around and my shoulder still bothered me - the pain seemed to have settled into my deltoid muscle over my right shoulder, and I figured I'd pulled or otherwise annoyed it, and continued to ignore it. By Sunday evening, I thought I was in big trouble because my shoulder was KILLING ME, so I figured I'd agravated the pulled muscle with knitting all day. I took two muscle-relaxants, hoping that would do the trick, and went to bed early.
This morning I woke up in a good bit of pain, thinking, "Damn, no knitting for me today." (See? This is almost relevant.) I reached up to massage my shoulder, and realized there was this hot, hard BUMP there. Off I went to the mirror; hello, that's not a pulled muscle.
I'm not sure what it is, but it sure the hell looks like some kind of bug bite.
Thanks to my bug research last week, I freaked out immediately, and spent the day with warm compresses on it. (While knitting. Hey -- if it's not a pulled muscle, whee! I can knit!) When the husbeast came home, we both looked at it, and between us have ruled out every cause except Zit From Hell and Mystery Bug Bite. We're hoping for Zit From Hell. (For those of you who are long time readers and might be thinking shingles, I'm almost positive it's not. It doesn't look like shingles, and doesn't hurt like it either. This feels, yes, like a pulled muscle. Shingles feels like pins-and-needles on fire.)
I took muscle relaxants for a zit. There are no words to describe how totally stupid I feel.
But I'm knitting!
The color's fairly accurate on my monitor... I'm past the sleeve hole thingies and am knitting wildly toward the edge. At which time I have to do a knit-on lace edge over 480 stitches. I can't wait.