I woke up this morning feeling the normal pain of the stiffness in my lower back. Nothing unusual in that because that's what sometimes is responsible for actually waking me up many mornings.
But today, I discovered I had an added feature giving me just a tad bit more pain than the usual wake-up stuff.
This morning I had a cramp in my foot -from the heel across the arch and up to the big toe on my left foot.
Anyone else get cramps in their feet like that? I remember when I was a kid, my Grandma would often wake up in the middle of the night from cramps in her feet like that and she'd be up, sitting on the side of her bed, rubbing her foot in a meager, usually fruitless effort to get the feeling there to return to normal so she could go back to sleep.
I did finally manage to get that cramp eased up enough that I could stumble and limp into the living room and grab my trusty little bottle of Ben-Gay stuff and apply some of that very liberally to the bottom of my foot and pray for some good, fast results. I'm happy to say that within about five minutes, the cramp did ebb out and I was able to walk again without limping from the pain.
But the darned back thing really bugs me. My one cousin has been telling me how he has almost completely cured all his back and sleep issue problems since he and his wife bought a nice orthopedic mattress and he keeps telling me if I were to invest in one of those I two would eliminate all the back issues I currently have to deal with.
Much as I'd love to do just that, I think at the rate I'd be going in order to save enough money to purchase one of those puppies, I'd probably be able to spring for it about the time I croak then too.
Time to buy some more lottery tickets I guess.