Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Feet Curl
Today was one of those days when you start doing something, and later you say "I should have know what would happen!". It started out with a few swipes to clean up a dirty doorknob, then the door looked dingy, then I fixed the fingerprints on the light switch and I noticed the wall needed to be washed, and now its 2 am I have the curtains down in the living room, the cushions stripped of their covers on the sectional couch and the covers in the dryer, and I have rehung and rearranged all the pictures on the walls, and still need to move all the furniture to vacuum underneath.
Why did I start? I know what I do - one thing is clean and nice and everything next to it now looks dingy and in needed of sprucing up - then I can't stop! Hours later and the room is completely topsy turvy. I also cleaned the cabinets and walls in the pantry because I went to get some paper towels and there was a smudge on the pantry cabinet and....well, you know the story by now.
The Legs are truly pitching a fit. My feet started cramping at about nine this evening. Five hours later, they are still cramping. I tried eating a banana for potassium, I tried drinking more fluids, I have my feet right now on a heating pad - nothing has helped. I suspect the nerves in The Legs have had it - no more cooperation. I have very little strength in my legs tonight as I made the mistake of climbing on a ladder to get the curtains down and to hang pictures up. For some reason that just starts the pain wagon rolling. I have had charley horses in my calves and my arches and the top of my feet now for hours. Hoping at some point this will go away. Hoping that point is soon!!!
With the pain patch on, I don't want to take any more pain killers. The Jimmy Legs don't want to stay still and my feet feel like the Wicked Witch of the East's feet in the Wizard of Oz must have. They curled up and shriveled away after the ruby slippers popped up on Dorothy's feet. Hmm, maybe some Ruby Slippers would help??? I did have some red tennis shoes, but I don't think they qualify. Sigh.