Wednesday, September 9, 2009

OUCH!


I woke up yelling today. I never knew people actually did that until I found myself rolling around in pain this morning. See, I have this strange tendency to sleep on my side at the very edge of my bed and let my arms dangle into the open space. For my right arm, that's fine, but for my left arm my elbow locks and it sticks straight out. Add to that a fan blowing cool air across it all night long, and many mornings I wake up with it stiff and achy.

Not today. Today it started screaming at me. Went into total spasms and didn't want to stop. I just rolled around, trying to rub the cramp out of it, yelling, "Owie, owie, owie" (no, really, I did!) over and over again, but every time it would ease and I'd push the muscle, thinking to rub it out, it would cramp again. Five minues worth. Seriously! I finally put some chinese massage oil on it I love called Po-Sum-On and it's starting to calm down.

Looks like I'm going to have to find another way to sleep! OUCH!

Quote of the Day: "If writers stopped writing about what happened to them, then there would be a lot of empty pages."
Elaine Liner

10 comments:

Ann Hunter said...

I sleep on the edge too. I suppose we are both women on the edge, LOL.

Only, hubby freaks out in the middle of the night & grabs me. I guess he's afraid I'll fall or something. It freaks me out every time.

Needless to say, I wake up screaming too, LOL.

L.T. Elliot said...

Karen! I'm so sorry! Are you okay?

Karen Hoover said...

LOL, Ann! At least I don't have to worry about a panicking hubby!

I'm fine, L.T. A little stiff and sore, but I stopped screaming hours ago. lol Thanks for asking, sis.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

My hubby sleeps on the edge, too. He's fallen out of bed a couple of times and we have a raised bed. Scared the living out of me. Scoot over, Karen, and save your arm. :)

Weston Elliott said...

Okay - I've got a husband who has tried to push me out of bed before (thanks to a bad dream!) - so Ann, just be glad he's trying to keep you from falling!

Jaime Theler said...

That happens to me sometimes but with my calf. Ouch!

Cathy Witbeck said...

Love your quote of the day. Sorry to hear about your owie.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Oh, that is owie!! I'm sorry!

Anne Patrick said...

A fellow Okie, how cool. Go Sooners! I was born in Shawnee. Later moved to Muskogee, where I went to high school, moved back to Shawnee, before migrating north to Kansas. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog.

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

Sorry for the arm spasms and pain.
It's been a while I miss you! Hope you are doing well, besides the screaming arm =0)