So this morning I said to my doctor, "My shoulder and neck really hurt on my right side. And my upper arm hurts too."
She said, "How did you hurt it?"
Here's where I made my fatal error. I told the truth.
"Yeah, well, I did two or three pratfalls on stage Sunday."
Her: What's a pratfall.
Me: It's when you intentionally fall on stage. Usually it's comedic.
Me again: Sometimes I forget how old I am.
She looked at me--maybe askance (I love that word and never have the opportunity to use it). To her credit, she didn't laugh or lecture. I love that about her. I have a sprained shoulder and neck. The trapezius something-or-other. Take it easy, take Extra Strength Tylenol, range of motion exercises in a hot shower, rub some smelly creme on my bod. The smelly creme sounds interesting--it's called pepper creme because it's got the stuff from capsicum in it, and it burns. She asked if I had sensitive skin, and I had to say I didn't know.
Sometimes, when critiqued, I'm thin-skinned, and sometimes thick-skinned, but I'm sure that's not what she meant.
Anyway, I have to put that on 2-4 times a day. Going to be a great perfume.