Don’t ask me why, because I have no idea, but my spasticity really sucked today. My legs were so tight from the moment I woke up! At first I tried going for a walk to stretch my legs out a bit. It rained last night so it was really nice out (for me) so it was the perfect day for a walk. No sun, overcast, a calm breeze, a faint mist in the air, and the streets were damp. Along my walk I started feeling really “heavy” and I know I have said this before but I literally felt like I was carrying a 50 pound (22kg) weight. I felt like the ground beneath my feet should have been cracking. I pressed on an made it home at which point I noticed my left leg was starting to cramp up.
I tried to take it easy for most the day and just stay off my legs. I was feeling so tired… I slept well and didn’t do anything that wore me out but still I was so tired; fatigue. You never fully get used to it. It’s like when your body feels exhausted when you have the flu, nothing you do makes it better, not even sleep. So after I gave up on my nap I was feeling restless and since I had got a call from Target Optical letting me know my trial contact lens were in (didn’t even know I was getting anything) I decided to try going for another walk to pick them up.
This is when I really felt how tight my legs were which slowed me down a little but still I wanted to get out and get some fresh air. By time I was back I felt like my left thigh was about to burst out of my skin. My legs were not bending as “smoothly” as they usually do either so once again it felt like I was “walking on stilts”. I took some Baclofen and have since been sitting down because there is not much else I can do. I really hate this, my legs hurt and I bet my knees will hurt tomorrow and nothing seems to help! Not Baclofen and not stretching. It makes me wish I had a massage therapist!
I hope (but doubt) physical therapy can help in some way shape or form… The Baclofen I took a while ago has not helped at all so before I go to bed I will try to take a shower with the massage setting pointed at my leg with as warm as water as I can handle. As long as the heat doesn’t hit my core I am usually fine… Sometimes it causes a pins and needles/electric sensation on the area but it is no big deal… Wish me luck!