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    Tuesday, May 19, 2009

    Ugh

    Oy vey, people. I cannot make it through another night like last night. Or the night before, for that matter. Pacing around the house, trying everything to keep my legs busy so they won't drive me crazy!

    I have restless legs syndrome.

    Go ahead, laugh. I do. What a stupid name for a miserable problem! It sounds so stupid, like having blinking eyes syndrome, or beating heart syndrome.

    But it sucks. And my poor bod can't take it much longer! I have tried everything. Cutting back on my caffeine, hot baths before bed, light covers, distractions, stretching, pacing, kicking, screaming and eventually crying.

    Normally I only deal with this problemo when I'm pregnant, and NO! I'm not pregnant, so don't even go there. We're done, remember? But at least with pregnancy I know I only have to deal with it for a few weeks, maybe a month, but this is relentless.

    So maybe I'll try a good long walk today, since it will be 70 here, and perhaps a nice muscle relaxer, courtesy of my Shrink.

    If I come back in a pissed off mood tomorrow, you'll understand, right? I knew you would.

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    7 Response(s):

    chel wakley said...

    Heya I am going to your part of town. I am flying in next wednesday and stay until the following Monday. But I will be in Indiana Westville or something. I don't think we are very close. I will be by Michigan City. Is that close?

    Laura said...

    I remember when you had that before. So brutal! You should make Sean give you some leg massages- or maybe this is a good excuse to get a hot tub?

    Congrats to your dad, good for him! As soon as she moved into your house I knew something was going to happen.

    Larissa said...

    I'm okay if you're pissed off tomorrow. I just hope you aren't, because then that probably means that you slept and the pain and restlessness went away. Is this something as a result of your shingles at all? Sorry you have to deal with this!

    Keli said...

    Chels, I have never heard of Michigan City, so I'm thinking it's not close to me. Too bad. If you make it up North, I'm halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago.

    Laura, I don't think I could get Sean to rub my feet if I slathered them in BBQ sauce! Nope, just would never do.

    Larissa, I don't think this has to do with Shingles. It just plain sucks. I'm assuming it's hormonal, since I get it when I pregnant. Which I'm not, just to reiterate.

    nikkipicky said...

    I've just had a really good laugh. While reading the comments I read that Laura knew something was going to happen for your dad and Noma when she moved into your house. And for a moment I thought it meant your dad's house. Of course after I thought this through I realized it meant the house you own here in Utah. Wheww what a relief that was. :)

    Sorry about the crazy legs. Hope tonight is a better one. You've a right to your anger.

    Kelli said...

    Ohhhh, that sucks! When I have restless legs I have to sleep. Just take some Nyquil and it will knock you out. Sorry, that just sucks.

    Teresa said...

    I have RLS. Ropark (Requip) and Clonazepam gives me a good night's sleep.

    Teresa