Sunday, July 01, 2007

Tight, Little Rubber Bands...

As you can probably tell by the title of this post, I am bitching about my legs again! And this picture seems to explain best how they feel...

Baclofen helps some, neurontin seems to help very litte, walking neither feels helpful nor hurtful, and heat...well HEAT seems to be the best source of comfort right now. And "they" say heat is the source of most distress for MSers! Naysayers...

So, I'm off to soak AGAIN in a warm bath before bedtime and try to draw my tight legs up under me for a night's sleep (notice I left out "good" before night's sleep?!?)...maybe the MS Fairy will unwind my legs by morning and I will hop out of bed like a spring chicken?
Yeah, I'm laughing at the unlikelihood of THAT happening, too...


Sara said...

hey ya never know . . . I hope you had a GOOD nights sleep!!

Steve said...

Well, I can't really help you with the tightness in your legs. But in the words of Bob Dylan:

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship,
My senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip,
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
To be wanderin'.
I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade
Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way,
I promise to go under it.

Of course, he wasn't talking about baclofen, but still. You seemed to want a Bob Dylan reference and this seemed to fit! :D

Adina said...

Linda, I so hope you’re feeling better….Common girl, you know you have spunk !!! ( remember Mary Tyler Moore and her Midwestern spunk ??...I know, I watched too much TV! LOL)

Miss Chris said...

Heat helps me (lucky for me since I live on the surface of the sun) and cold makes me spasm. I'm always one to buck the trend!



Thank you for the "good" additive to "night's sleep"...oddly, I forgot to take my bedtime medications and didn't sleep HALF BAD!!! Western medicine...just sucks, I say...LOL




YOU crack me UP! Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan...who could ask for anything better?!?

(BTW, I was down in Enumscratch today and WAVED in your direction as I flew up the highway back to civilization!)




But who CAN turn the world on with their smile??? I've got that sitcom music running through my head...thanks...LMAO




Yes, you'd probably be a walking SPASM up here in the maritime Northwest! I bet our 80 degree heat we're suppose to have tomorrow would FREEZE you out! (And I'll be bubbling like a piece of bacon in the frying pan).


Peej said...

Linda, That tightness in your legs. Is it almost like having stood on your toes too long?

Just wondering because that's what my legs feel like much of the time. Which is why you find me awake (if not alert) when you get online. LOL!

Hope you've slept well!



Sort's like my legs have mysteriously tightened in the calves like a wound rubber band...and to step down just pulls the HELL out of them! Once I can get moving, it seems to lessen somewhat, but then my legs tend to ache if I am standing too long.

I sound like an old lady talking about her "stools" now, don't I?!?