What a pain in the shoulder!

I had trouble falling asleep last night but at least I know why. First, I had random echoes of what I was reading running through my head. This happens to me from time to time when I read a lot on a particular day. It doesn’t happen often but I am resigned to it when it does. Second, my mind was busy working on ideas that will allow me to expand “Graveyard Shift”. It was close to midnight when I finally got to sleep.

At some point in the night, I slept must have slept on my left arm wrong–very wrong for when I awoke this morning, my left shoulder was excruciatingly sore. I have a high tolerance for pain, but this is ridiculous. The pain seems centered on the left end of my collar bone, but it is affecting my entire shoulder. In fact, I grimace just to lift my arm. I had difficulty holding my book on the train with my left hand (admittedly, it is a heavy book). I don’t know what I could have done to it that made it hurt so much.

Incidentally, I finished In Memory Yet Green last night and started in on In Joy Still Felt first thing this morning (that was the heavy book that I had difficulty lifting). It’s a good thing I’ve given myself this week off from the gym. I fear it would have been impossible for me to do anything with my shoulder in this condition.