I’m doing much better today than I was yesterday. I went to my chiropractor appointment after work and bemoaned the pain in my leg to my doctor there and she told me to go home and have Justin massage my leg. Which he’d already offered to do.
So I went home and asked Justin to rub my leg. And he did and it was wonderful. It hurt, but it felt better. And then he covered me in blankets and let me sleep until about 9:30, when he offered me food left over from our anniversary dinner (baby back ribs, mashed potatoes, and cheese biscuits). I ate delicious food, poked at my computer a few minutes (gotta log my food so I can get my massage), and curled back up for sleep again.
When Justin came to bed, I asked him to massage my leg again, and he’s a wonderful man because he rubbed my leg again. And then I was out for the night.
When my alarm rang this morning at 6:00, I wouldn’t have minded sleeping for a few more hours, but I have multiple projects on the table right now, so I had to get moving. And when I got out of bed and stood on my leg, it didn’t hurt at all. AT ALL! It’s completely better. I have some bruising, but that’s probably related to all the scratches on my legs from the yard work over the weekend.
I’m hearing again and again that what I should do the next time I get a cramp is to stand on the leg or pull my toes up toward my knees. Both options sound terrible, but apparently they’re wonderful once the pain stops, and that the pain will stop more quickly and result in less residual pain. So I guess if it happens again, I’ll either have Justin push on my toes or I’ll have to figure out how to get myself out of bed so I can stand up. But I’m telling you right now I hope it never happens again. Ever.
To that end, I’m trying to figure out why it happened at all. There are so many options, but the primary reasons apparently are dehydration or a lack of potassium, magnesium, or calcium. I thought I had calcium supplements in my multivitamin but turns out that I don’t. So I have to either increase my dairy intake or start with a supplement. And I might just do the supplement anyway because this girl doesn’t want osteoporosis. And I have to figure out what all has potassium in it other than bananas. And keep on drinking my 64 oz plus of water.
Anyway, since my leg is feeling so much better and since I got a lot of sleep last night and I’m much more rested, I’m having a much better day than yesterday. I’m actually getting work accomplished and catching up on projects, and with any luck, I won’t have to work on Friday afternoon again. It depends on how this document goes this afternoon, though. I was supposed to finish it today, not start it . . . .
But we’re keeping positive! And I’m going to go step outside for a little while and see what the weather is like. It’s supposed to be lovely. The only thing that could make today better would be if I could take the afternoon off and go finish my yard work.