it's a wonder i can't injure myself while i'm sleeping. oh wait, i can.

Okay so waking up in screaming pain with a charlie horse probably doesn't count as injuring myself. But it feels like it. And that was yesterday morning, early, and I still have charlie horse pain in my left calf from it.

Just add it to the list -- I seem to be able to injure myself on anything and everything these days! I have no coordination anymore. I have always been prone to stubbing my toes, but I've now taken it to a whole new level. I could probably stub my toes on air.

Also I think it's officially time for me to stay out of the kitchen before I do myself serious harm. Twice in the last two days, I've hurt myself in the kitchen. I might be the only person ever to injure myself getting ice cream out of the freezer. I grabbed the carton, and it knocked into a tupperware container of frozen solid chowder, which fell out of the freezer and landed on my left ankle. It now looks like I have two ankles on my left foot, with the swelling and bruising.

Yesterday, I was getting out a dish to bake the banana bread Mike was making. The metal pan was between two glass pyrex dishes, so I picked up all three, took out the metal pan, and the top glass dish slipped and crashed onto the bottom glass dish, smashing into a million pieces and cutting my leg.

I think I should just sit back, relax, put my feet up and stay out of the way, don't you?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

uh....no

Elena said...

Well, whether these things are the fault of your coordination or just bad luck, it does sound like you need some leisurely down time. Sorry about all the various forms of pain - I hope you feel better soon!

mo*reezy said...

I'm familiar with this condition, although it has lingered long past pregnancy for me.

I say, go back to your mother and let her take care of you!

Anonymous said...

The Charley Horse cramps are horrible and that pain does linger. I never had them until I was pregnant with Peter - I get them still sometimes and most often my leg is wrapped in covers so it takes me a long time to stand up to try to ease the spasm. UGH! I am sorry you are having them. Better to drop the dish than the baby!!!! lovegg

Meredith said...

yes!!!

Ashley said...

You need a bubble!

Anonymous said...

Charley horses were pretty much the only problem I had when I was pregnant. There was a period in my second trimester where I'd wake up with them almost every morning. Ugh! Here's how I got past them: When I woke up, I resisted the urge to stretch my legs, which I believe most people do naturally when they wake up. Rather than immediately stretch them, I'd go walk around a bit and do my thing (say for about 15 minutes) and then I'd lay back down and stretch. For whatever reason, the problem stopped completely. Try it and if it helps you, I will write a book about how I solved the pregnancy Charley horse problem. :)

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