When I was in my early teens I fell off 12 foot tall bleachers at a school in Maine. I landed on the back of my head and my shoulders. I was unconscious for about 10 minutes so I’m told. When I woke up I was seen by a nurse who thought I was ok, just a bump. I know she meant well, but years later it was discovered in an x-ray that I had actually cracked a vertebrae, then with a sleepy EEG they also found minor brain damage.
Because the vertebrae did not break, I was lucky and there was no damage to my spinal cord. But starting in my 20’s I have had neck pain quite often. Today was one of those days. Tension, stress and lack of sleep can set it off. It started last night while trying to sleep at our drop yard. To many trucks in and out, waking me up. I drove 568 miles today, not a long day, but full of stress driving in New England.
When I had about 50 miles to go, the pain was getting pretty intense. I needed to get out and stretch to relieve the strain, but I’m a die hard trucker so I just popped in some music to keep me going. The first song to come up was one of my favorites that I never get tired of hearing. It also reminded me of why I’m working so hard. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!