Woke up this morning with a pain so blinding I could actually smell it (ah, the joys of synæsthesia), and I could barely move. It's finally settled into my neck in that viral-encephalitis manner that reminds me why they make advanced painkillers. It's something that I have inside me that lies dormant until I am smacked down by certain viruses, then it wakes up and takes hold of the base of my skull like the god's own coffee cup.
I'm trying to get by with some naproxen sodium (Aleve) to kick the pain down to a manageable level, but my body has cored from the cold weather, and the blood flow has diminished to my extremities. It doesn't work as well. at this point, I'm more trying to keep movement to a minimum, and keeping my neck warm seems to help.
In the meantime, pay no attention to any weird noises that you may hear coming from my cubicle.