Friday Night Links Pinched Nerve Edition, Part Deux

by Krantcents · 16 comments

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Friday Night Links Pinched Nerve Edition, Part Deux is a continuation of my previous post.  For about three (3) weeks, I have been suffering with a pinched nerve.  I wish I knew what I did that caused this because I would definitely make sure I would not do it again.  Unfortunately, there was no glamorous story to lament for the injury.  Is it due to age or something I have no control over?

I saw an Orthopedist last Friday and he sent me for an MRI.  The cure was worse than the illness because I had to lay flat for 20-30 minutes.  The pinched nerve is in my neck, so it is impossible for me to lay flat.  Just having the MRI was so painful, I almost stopped it.  That was last night and today I am paying for it!  It was bad before, but I thought it was improving.  Now I am in pain standing, sitting and sleeping is about the only time I am okay.  Like I said the cure may be worse than the illness. I should find out the real cure in the next day or two.

Seriously, your health should never be taken for granted and it is more important than all your successes.  It is difficult to enjoy those successes when you are in pain.  This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.

The following articles caught my attention:

Not Made of Money - 5 Quick Tips To Reduce Your Grocery Budget

One Cent at a Time  - What is IRA, A Beginners Guide to Traditional IRA

One Money Design - 5 Financial Traps to Avoid that Will Impact Your Financial Peace

Out of Debt Again - How To Be Healthy

Parenting Family Money  -Financial Literacy:  What to Teach Younger Children


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I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links. Stay healthy and enjoy life!!   Thank you for joining me and reading Friday Night Links Pinched Nerve Edition, Part Deux.

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SB @ One Cent At A Time February 10, 2012 at 4:34 am

Thanks Larry for the link. Get well soon

Krantcents February 10, 2012 at 6:36 am

You’re welcome, hopefully I will get therapy soon.

Hunter - Financially Consumed February 10, 2012 at 8:03 am

I’m sorry to hear you are suffering KC. Speedy recovery. We need to get you back on the bike ASAP.

Krantcents February 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Thanks, I miss riding as well as just being pain free.

cashflowmantra February 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

I wouldn’t have guessed your pain would last this long. I hope the MRI offers some answers. Good luck.

Krantcents February 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Me too! I see my Orthopedist on Tuesday for the therapy/prognosis.

BE @ BusyExecutiveMoneyBlog February 11, 2012 at 7:09 am

I agree…chronic pain can ruin the most well planned retirement. get well soon.

Krantcents February 11, 2012 at 7:24 am

Thanks, I never experienced something like this before and hopefully never again.

Maggie@SquarePennies February 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Sorry to hear you are in pain, KC. Hang in there. They will get it figured out soon. You can always ask for pain meds in the meantime.

Krantcents February 12, 2012 at 7:47 am

Thanks, I find out a longer term solution on Tuesday.

Buck Inspire February 12, 2012 at 10:22 am

Ouch KC. Sorry to hear. Could you have tweaked your neck while sleeping? Maybe a new pillow or a different sleeping position? Get well soon!

Krantcents February 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Thanks for the good wishes! A little too much desk work in front of the computer and a bad chair probably contributed to it. I cured the bad chair today and I reduced the number of hours on the computer.

Mrs. Accountability February 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Thanks for the mention! Don’t you just hate it when you publicly announce “I’m doing great!” and then something happens. LOL. I don’t know if you remember my post sometime back where I was so stoked that I was able to go off my asthma medication and was on no medications? Darn if the stress I was going through didn’t finally wear me down and I felt like I was being “punished” for bragging. :-)

Krantcents February 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I think this why your health is so important and can change in a minute. Another reason for good health insurance.

Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter February 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Sorry to hear that. I feel for you. When I had my disc herniation it was awful. It felt like a pinched nerve and the pain was really hard to bare. One thing that seemed to work for me was lots of stretching. I am not sure if it will help you or not. Might be worth a try.

Krantcents February 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Thanks, it turns out the pinched nerve in my neck and I am going for another opinion. My number one priority is to relieve the pain and then therapy.

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