Woke up Saturday morning with a stiff neck. Thought I had just slept wrong. Sunday it was a little worse. Oh h e double hockey sticks, I'll just pop an Advil and then self medicate myself till the pain goes away. Monday we almost called EMS to get me out of bed. Couldn't move from the waist up. (Not due to the self medication!lol). I figured I would wet the bed (from the self medication lol) b4 EMS got there, so I rolled off the bed and made it to the john. Went to the doctor. He gave me some muscle relaxers (That's about what I look like on them) and told me to come back this coming Thursday. Well, I read the bottle of muscle relaxers and it said, "Do not drink alcohol with this medication." Are ya sure that would be the way Waylon and Willie would do it? Of course not, so I self medicated again on top of the muscle relaxer. Dang man, don't make any plans for about the next twelve hours if ya do that! Went to work today and couldn't get up the stair at the station. Sgt sent me home about half way thru the day. I have an MRI tomorrow. They think I have a hearniated disc. Anybody ever had one? What is it? If a Sgt sends you home for an injury that COULD be work related (as I said, pain started Sat morning.) should I have to burn my own time. Also, how does Workman's Comp work should it truely be work related. I have good insurance (well, as good as they get). Just want to be covered should I have to go under the knife or something and miss a good amount of work.