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Ouchy my leg!
cap, captain miss america
I did something to my leg.

I am not sure what. But here is the story, morning glories:

A couple of weeks ago, these tremendous bruises showed up on my calves. This happens to me a lot as I have a mild clotting factor disorder and am sometimes iron deficient, so it doesn't really worry me that much even though it looks GROSS.

I don't even actually know if this is related. But it happened.

Then, yesterday, I started to notice that my left calf was a little twingy. No big deal, you know, it happens to the best of us. I rode my bike for a little while and it didn't really hurt at all.

Today I was very pleased to manage to get a seat on BOTH subways on my way to work. BOTH. This almost never happens. Usually I will get a seat on one train or the other, but not both. I was delighted and read my book (I am almost finished with A Clash of Kings, and looking forward to reading something that I will finish in a week instead of taking a month).

I got off the subway, and for once I was not reading as I ascended the stairs-- this is a, um, bad habit of mine. But today I wasn't.

Then, my left calf spasmed on the stairs, really badly, and led me to trip over my right foot, since I couldn't get my left foot down on the next stair in time. I took a spill-- not a bad one-- and my right shoe fell off my foot. A lady behind me was kind enough to get it for me.

Oddly? On the way out of the house this morning, I put on my flats instead of my wedges. I wasn't even wearing anything that any normal person could explain tripping in. It was just like, boom.

When I straightened up and got my shoe back on, my calf was really, really sore. Walking to work-- well, I wasn't limping, but let's just say I was ginger about it.

I don't think I've ever felt pain like this before. I don't mean "pain this bad" because intensity-wise, it's really not too horrible, but I've never really had this sort of muscular kind of injury.

I've taken some naproxen and I'll see if it feels better before deciding what to do, but ew, leg.

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That sounds very weird. Possibly variation on a charlie horse? Hope you feel better!

Ouch! It sounds more like your leg did something to you.

I vote see a doctor, because if your legs aren't working quite right it's too easy to sprain/pull something by stepping wrong.

Maybe she will give you a plastic leg like Peeta.

Oooh, I would like a plastic leg.

Ouchy indeed :( Sounds like your leg is out to get you. You sure you didn't do anything to anger it? ;)

I made it wear stockings because it is getting cold? And pants. I made it wear pants one day this weekend.

I knew jeans were secretly your arch-nemesis.

Ouch :( Magnesium is really good for muscle cramps/spasms if thats all it turns out to be. Its also. (This random fact is brought to you buy a friends dad who is a lecturer in Biochemistry)

lol i had fail i was also going to say its also good for asthma because i know your lungs have been naughty too!

I know you've had your fill of doctors recently, but if it doesn't improve within the next couple of days, probably best to get it looked at. I hope it does improve quickly, though!

Yeah, we have a PT at work, so worst comes to worst, I'll make an appointment with him.

I just want to say thanks on the reading thing, was feeling kinda bad that G of T took me a month to read. Back to YA for me for a week or two so I can zip through a story!

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