Last Thursday evening I was sitting on the couch. My husband and I had just eaten dinner and I was talking to him. I can’t remember what I was talking about – what was on TV perhaps? Anyway, at the end of whatever I was saying I made a weird noise that involved me sticking out my tongue or twisting it around and moving my head to the side at the same time. It was supposed to be a funny sound to punctuate whatever I was talking about I guess.
Yes, you know I’m weird, don’t look at me that way!
Right after I did that I had extreme pain under my jaw on the right side. The pain traveled to the back of my throat, the top of my head. WTF? It hurt to swallow. OMG what did I just do to myself? And how? All I did was make a funny sound. People do that every day don’t they? Why the hell was it hurting so much?
I must have pulled a muscle in the base of my tongue or some muscle just under my jaw. Now who does that? No one! No one but super klutzy me that is. I hoped the pain would ease off in a few minutes. You know like when you hit your elbow. It hurts like crazy when you bang your elbow but five minutes later you can barely remember that you hit it. It took until the next day before it didn’t hurt or feel funny.
I’m shaking my head. You’d think that if I was going to pull a muscle in my tongue or jaw that I’d at least be doing something interesting or erotic when it happened.