I Had a pretty good day yesterday so I thought I would help around the house and weed the side walk because I am biting the bullet and going to have a good 4th of july at all costs. I have family and a few friends coming over for the pool and bbq. In preparation for weeding I used a small dolly to sit on so once I got myself down to "weed level" I could stay that way and just use my cane and good leg to roll myself to the next weed.
I knew I would pay dearly for daring to be more than a couch potatoe but the holiday weekend is here and my wife needs to have some sort of normalcy back in her life.
Now to my topic.
I am sure we all have trouble with sleep and am wondering if anyone out there with nerve damage gets these two issues and how do you deal with them.
I get this crushing pain that feels like my leg is in a vise. This pain kicks my *ss more than any other pain making sleep near impossible. The pressure pain is in my groin and foot. The groin crushing though severe does not bother me as much as my foot. For some reason my foot gets to the point where nothing can touch it. If something does contact my foot the pressure pain at the point of contact builds and builds until you cannot take it anymore and you have to move. When my foot is like this I cannot wear a shoe or sock I have to sit on a recliner with my foot dangling off the end. When sleeping my foot has to hang off the end of the bed.
The second problem I get keeping me up all night is what my wife calls angry leg. For some reason when I am lying down my leg convulses and twitches. My leg does this a little throughout the day but nothing like I get at night after I dared to do any activity. My leg seems to have a mind of its own. The convulsions can range from a small twitch in my big toe to a violent spasm like my leg is throwing a fit. Hence my wife’s name for the sympton “angry leg.”
Does anyone out there have a little trick on how to deal with this? Been up all night and hope to get some sleep tonight.
And hope everybody has a wonderful 4th of July Holiday.