Monday, October 7, 2013

Night Cramps

I lost all my muscle mass during treatment and after the transplant. Even one year post-transplant, I'm still regaining my muscles. Either because of a lack of muscles or poor nutrition or a side-affect from one of my many pills, I get very painful leg cramps almost every night usually around 3 AM.

Lately they've been manageable and last only for a short time. However, every once and a while they jerk me out of deep sleep and the only way I can get rid of them is to shuffle around my house until they go away. They are awful and usually come back right when I'm about to go back to sleep.

To make matters worse, my cat thinks my midnight shuffling is the perfect time to hunt! Perhaps in her mind I look like an injured wildebeest hobbling behind the herd, prime prey for great wild predators like her. My whimpers and grumbling triggers some primal need deep in her mind and she sees me only as dinner.

And so it ends with me limping feebly around my house while my demon cat tries to take me down.


  1. Mmmmmm, chewy scratchy leg massage :/

  2. The tacrolimus does this to my feet it is awful and lasts for hours until it goes away as quickly as it shows up. Feels like I've walked around NYC in bad flipflops.