Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Calf Ripping Leg Cramp and more Lists

The night before last I had the most god-awful muscle cramp in my calf.  My scream woke me out of a dead sleep.  Even so, I still thought I was dreaming until I realized that my leg did actually hurt like a sunuvabitch.  It felt like my calf muscle was being torn off my leg.  Like that bad.  I woke in the morning thinking that I probably wasn't going to be able to walk.  Walking was fine, but it did hurt.  Still hurts today.  AND I had cramps in my toes last night!  WTH?  I have had one other leg cramp in my life and that was when I was preggo with Princess.  Like almost 9 years ago!  Now I have had it two nights in a row. 

Some suggestions from co-workers/friends:
eat a banana
put ivory soap in your bed (must be an old wives tale)
drink more water

Anyone have any ideas about why leg cramps occur?  I have a banana for snack packed today, I drink at least 32-48 oz of water each day--any other suggestions?

And now on to another rousing edition of Wednesday Listicles!  This week's topic is a choice--10 things you want to see before you die or 10 things that give you anxiety.  Anxiety please.  Here we go!

1.  Fighting with my husband.

2.  Conflict in general.  Any conflict with anyone.  I am not very good at defending myself and/or attacking others.

3.  Taxes.

4.  Aging and all the fun stuff that goes with it.  Chin hairs, grey hairs, big pores, sagging skin, dry and dull hair,  etc. etc. etc. Some days I just think whatever, and other days I just obsess about it.  Super glad I don't live in Hollywood or Vegas.  ack.

5.  Clutter in my house or a dirty house.  I'm not Suzy homemaker or anything but I get really irritated and pissy when everyone's stuff is scattered all over the house or when my house is beyond dirty.  I cannot think of anything else until said clutter/dirt is eliminated. 

6.  Loud noises and/or repetitive noises.  (There will be no drum players in my house.)  I am very sound intolerant so if there is someone tapping, banging, scraping, whatever--it just drives me mad.  Chinese water torture has nothing on me, someone tapping over and over--now that will send me over the edge. 

7.  OWS.  See THIS post.  Apparantly, I have an issue with unclear water.  Time will tell to see if I can overcome this--Rev 3 Oly tri in Old Orchard Beach 8/26/12. 

8.  Remaking glasses if a patient has a problem with the new prescription.  I always feel like they think I'm an idiot even though 99.9% of the time the problem has nothing to do with my prescription-writing ability.

9.  Family drama--see #2.

10.  Insomnia.  If I don't fall asleep within 20 minutes of shutting off the lights, my mind starts going nuts.  Here's what goes on inside my head:

12 a.m. oh shit.  still not asleep yet.  should I take an Advil PM?  no, let's give it a few.  clear mind.  count sheep.  quiet.  clear mind. 

1 a.m. double shit.  still awake.  wtf.  I'm going to be so tired tomorrow.  think quiet thoughts.  dream about being on vacation on a beach relaxing.  quiet. calm. 

2 a.m.  wtf?  still not sleeping.  I've got to get up in 4 freakin' hours.  how the heck am I going to function tomorrow?  f**k. 

2:30 a.m  f**k f**k f**k.  too late to take an Advil PM.  wtf.  should I get up to read?  watch tv?  f**k. 

<finally falls asleep at 3 a.m.> 

6:58 a.m. wakes up in a panic by husband leaving for work.  wtf!  why didn't you wake me up?  now I'm f**kin late!  f**k!

What makes you anxious?

Any ideas on how to avoid leg cramps?

Happy Hump Day!


Carrie said...

I hate it when I can't fall asleep right away either and can't shut my mind off. My husband falls asleep within 2 minutes and I lay in bed every single night. Above everything I hate bring late. I turn into a crazy person when we need to get somewhere. And bills, year-round anxiety. :-(

Sorry about the cramps. I had some doozies when I had worked all day when I was prego. Stretching, water and bananas worked a little for me. Hope it goes away soon.

Stasha said...

S#*T Taxes. I stayed up all night and initially was going to do the return form but ended up re-designing my site. I have five more days to panic about it, right?

Hope cramps are soon a thing of the past!

Christi said...

Car issues, taxes and pretty much anything can give me stress. I am a worrier!

My chiro suggested that I take Emergen C for the antioxidants when I complained of cramps.

Lisa said...

I'm so with you on #10. I seem to corner the market of insomnia.

Another anxiety provoking event for me is getting lost. It's sad to be born without an internal compass.

Nitsirk said...

Wow, I could have written the same list (except the part about the glasses). I hate clutter and when it is bad I get really tense and pissy. I also hate conflict so rather than ask someone else to help me clean I just do it. I have no thoughts on leg cramps. I get them in the pool sometimes when we do kick sets with fins.