Last week I had an appointment with my doctor, not because something was wrong, but a general touch-base with him after the wreck and on-going physical therapy. However, a couple nights before, I woke with leg cramps, and they were the worst I've ever experienced. I had cramps in both legs, but the worst was the left. My calf was pulled up almost to my thigh. I tried to get out of bed to put my feet on the floor, the usual remedy for leg cramps. I couldn't get the left foot to the ground! Even when I managed to get the foot down, it was pulled back, so I was putting my toes en pointe! My right leg was cramping so I couldn't stand on it alone. I finally managed to squat on the floor, resting against the bed with my shoulder, and used both hands to pull my left foot into position so I could get it on the floor, but the cramps were so bad I couldn't rise from the squat. I eventually pulled myself up with the bed as leverage, and the spasms released as I walked around in the bedroom.
I'm sure it all lasted seconds, but it seemed as if it took forever. And it scared the pee-waddling out of me. So I did some reading, then discussed it with the doctor when I was there. I've had lab work to see if there is anything to indicate a problem, such as magnesium deficiency, and now awaiting the results. I've had a few more minor cramps, nothing debilitating. I'm drinking tonic water for the quinine, and I'm sure the folks at Walmart think I'm drinking an awful lot of gin and tonics, because I'm buying it in huge amounts! I'll be glad to learn if there is something that can be done for this.
At physical therapy yesterday I had spasms in the muscles of my left hand while working on the weights. grrrr. This is ridiculous!
Also at the doctor's office, we found my blood pressure was up. I don't remember exactly, as I've taken it a ton of times since and the numbers are blurring, but it was around 168/103. Not good! Doc suggested that I take it a couple times a day, and we would consider that along with the lab results. For the next couple days, it bounced around between highs like those and almost normal. I was really concerned about it. Happily, the BP has been normal (low 130s/70s) for the last three days, so I'm guessing there was stress (ya think???) or an involvement with the muscle spasms or both. I'll find out soon.
Damn! Is my body going to hell in a hand basket?? I hope not! I have too much to experience in this life to have a collapse now!
On a positive side, I'm excited about the coming weekend. I'm going to be taking the 4th level of Healing Touch training. It is an intense four day training. It is a "retreat" but the instructor is allowing those of us who live locally to come home at night. Thank goodness. I can have time with my puppy-babies, and I don't have to pay the "accommodations" fee. It's not high, but every buck counts. We will be working from 8:00 am till 9:00 or 10:00 pm, with some rest/study times built in. I'm dreading the hours (I'm usually in pjs and chillin' by 8:00), but looking forward to the experience. After this training I will be required to do 100 documented sessions with clients in the next year (or longer) before taking the final class for certification as a Practitioner of Healing Touch. Yesssss.
One of my friends who is in the class with me is also in training to be a certified flower essences practitioner, and she has made me some mixtures to help with the heart, blood flow and lungs. I've been using them almost a week, and I'm amazed at how well my body is responding. It's not just those three things, but several others that are being adjusted. She has done some other mixtures for me, but this one is amazing. I've been sleeping better than I have in quite a while. In fact, the alarm has gone off several mornings before I wake! That is very unusual for me! Good stuff!
We are having rain on a regular basis. Love the monsoons! Well, as long as they don't get too strong since the bare earth following the fire allow too much runoff. There is the beginning of grass and weeds, but it's not enough to keep the runoff from becoming flash floods. Our lakes and rivers are all full of nasty ash and silt, and useable water is scarce. It's a weird balance .... rain and bring us regrowth and cleansing of the burned earth with dirty, undrinkable water vs. dryness and risk of drought coupled with the soil just laying there, dormant. sigh. Regardless, it is nice that the rains have cooled the air and begun the fresh cycle.
How's your world?