March 17, 2012

Tired is putting it mildly

I'm not tired, I'm exhausted. I worked yesterday, which in and of itself makes me really tired. Then I came home and cleaned the house. Then we were busy all night long until about midnight. By the time we got to bed, I was so tired I was almost shaking. Needless to say I died when my head hit the pillow. Totally crashed, until I had to get up and go to the bathroom. :P Darn small bladder. After that it was a little harder to go back to sleep and then the worst thing happened. I got a HUGE cramp in my calf. This is the second time this type of cramp has happened. It's horribly painful, ALMOST worse than labor. My muscle cramped for a full 5 minutes and it's intense pain. Since it's my gastrocnemius that tightens up my foot goes into full plantar flexion and no matter what I do, I can't move it. So I have massage it hard and fast through many tears. I woke my husband up and when my arm got too tired he tried to take over with massage. Then, as soon as it starts to relax a little, a different part tightens up again. Five minutes feels like forever when you're in that much pain and there's nothing you can do but try to massage it out and cry. I think I'll start stretching more through out the day and before I got to bed. I can't keep having these types of cramps, they are awful. I wouldn't wish them on anybody!

1 comment:

Rhoda said...

Oh I HATE those. I'm sitting here in tears just reading about it. Its true they are worse than labor pains, at least you get something after those painful cramps.