Perhaps you will think Krissy is crazy after this entry. Just wanted to know what you all thought!
I have something called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). It causes a creepy crawly feeling up and down my leg. When it gets bad, in my case, it also causes the muscles to spasm then tighten up. It is so severe that it can leave me screaming. These "charley horses" cause me pain for days after they occur. They also leave me vulnerable for additional ones to occur. I guess it's just the RLS. I can have a sudden Charley Horse anywhere in either leg at any time without warning.
That's what happened to me yesterday when I was on the phone talking to my niece Chelsea. I got a sudden Charley Horse. I must be a baby, because it was gripping me over and over, and I screamed, and threw the cordless phone across the room, LOL. I am laughing because I feel like such a baby. When I regained compusure, and John returned the phone to me, I asked Chelsea if she ever got charley horses, and she said when she was pregnant. I asked her if she ever screamed, and she, to make me feel better, said, "Well sure, I wanted to scream!". I felt so stupid and immature, LOL. She is half my age, and braver I guess.
Anyway, here is the part where you might think Krissy is a little crazy, LOL.
After I got in bed last night, I called for Michael, my cat. I asked him to snuggle with me. He really does know a lot of English, LOL. I said, "lay by Mommy, so we don't be cold." That is his phrase to snuggle his body against me so we give each other body heat, LOL. He went up and down my legs, and then settled in one spot. To my surprise, it was the exact spot of my pulled muscle!
I believe my cat is a healing cat, and that is the part where you all might think I am crazy. I woke up five hours later, and he was still there in the exact same place! He hadn't moved. How did he know where I hurt?
I got up and went out into the living room, even though it wasn't time to get up yet. John was out there, and I wanted to know why he was up. All of the sudden another cramp wrenched my leg. I ran over tothe wall and gritted my teeth and started to do exercises against the wall I knew would help my leg. This time I tried not to be so loud. Just a low moan, LOL.
Kitty ran over to me and stood by me and wouldn't move.
I worked the out the cramp best I could. John and I went back to bed. Kitty followed. Michael jumped onto the bed. He lay down next to the second cramp this time! When I awoke in the morning he was still there!
Now tell me, how does he know where I hurt?