When I got a charley horse on my birthday

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 11th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3wfexlw6/
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If you ever experienced a Charlie horse you will know exactly what I am talking about,What makes a Charlie horse different from a leg cramp?


The first part of this small series will be about me and my charlie horse. I will then go on to talk about what I found as the differences between a charlie horse and a leg cramp from the internet in the remaining articles.

My charlie horse story

Case history of a Montreal handicapped person and her experience with a Charley horse

Most of you know that for many years I was unable to go out in the wintertime. I am disabled and cannot walk in the winter because hip and back pain. So when I get a chance to go out of course I enjoy it

It is better now, I do get out in the winter and I am not as sick as I used to be. But lack of exercise is still a big issue for me.

March 6 was my birthday and although I don't remember which year this incident took place, I was looking forward to going out.

Montreal is still pretty cold in early March but after being cooped up in the house from November to March, I was actually "itching to get out." I was counting the days just anticipating a nice birthday supper with my man.

In the back of her mind I was wondering if I would be well enough to go because I really don't know from one day to the next if I will wake up and not be able to stand up let alone leave the house. Thank god the pain subsides, as the days get warmer.

The Charley horse that ruined my birthday

Finally the day of my birthday arrived and I was feeling good. I couldn't wait to get out. I had a wonderful meal with my man, and alas it was time to go. I didn't want to leave the restaurant. I was enjoying myself so much. The ambiance was great and of course I was enjoying the company.

When it was time to visit the washroom before leaving, I sat down on the toilet but when I got up I could not put my right leg on the floor. The pain that shot up my leg was incredible. I stayed in the restaurant bathroom for about 4 minutes trying to figure out what the heck to do. Finally I dragged myself out of the bathroom to the table and told Matt that he had to get my coat and help me into it because I was in too much pain to do it myself. I told him I wasn't sure how I was going to get home. Ihad three buses to take.

To be continued

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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Kingwell
12th May 2015 (#)

Sounds painful. Blessings.

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