Tuesday, May 29, 2012

So far, so good …

Meaning no more pain.

My right foot has had some numbness for several years now, some kind of nerve damage according to my real doctor (yes, I have one, but I have crappy insurance which is why I always consult Dr. Google first). The numbness seems worse after that painful episode Sunday evening, but that could be just my imagination. Your comments have been helpful, and it's good to know so many of you cared enough to say something.

(Usually I don't want advice, but this time I'm open to all suggestions. I'd love to know there are options out there other than BLOOD CLOT or ANEURYSM or DEATH BY LAZING IN A CHAIR.)

The first crop of snow peas!
Perfect in yesterday's traditional
Memorial Day stir-fry. =)
I took it easy yesterday. In fact, I went back to bed around 9 a.m. and actually fell asleep for a while. This is something I never-ever-ever do. Worked at the garden center in the afternoon, made a delicious chicken stir-fry for dinner and pretty much did a whole lotta nuthin'.

Which is probably just what I needed to do.

Today I'm going to till the one empty section of the garden, throw some seeds in there and hope for the best. Then I'm going to start working on getting my house in order. I haven't had the time or energy to do anything other than superficial, perfunctory tidying up, and it's beginning to get to me.

I lead such a boring life. I'm surprised anyone still reads my drivel. But THANK YOU, both of you, who still do! Heh.


gingerzingi said...

Wow! Sorry about the bizarre pain. I don't have any suggestions other than the potassium thing, which you already thought of. I am sometimes subject to foot cramps, which potassium cures, but I can't describe the pain as what you experienced. At any rate, hope it doesn't happen again!

denise said...

I had something like what you're talking about - in the gym, as I got off the stationary bike, I had a terrible cramp/charlie horse in my quad. The pain was EXCRUCIATING! I sat back down on the bike and tried to keep my composure (it was a busy Sunday afternoon, of course), debating whether I should try to head for the front door or the locker room and concentrating heavily on not throwing up from the pain. My head was spinning - it was horrible.

So eventually, I came up with a plan, stood up, and the next thing I know I'm waking up on the floor with a bunch of people staring down at me and scrambling around! SO embarrassing!

Thankfully, I was there with a friend and she kind of managed everyone so they didn't call paramedics or any of that stuff.

I also never got a firm diagnosis, but it was generally thought by several people who should know that I was dehydrated. Hasn't happened again (of course, I've rarely been back to the gym since then either).

I think between potassium and hydration, that's a pretty logical explanation.