Greasy Pink Icing and a Whole Lotta Hurt

Chun Mei warmed the creme under the heat lamp before applying it to my legs.

See the ridges? The gloves have little nibs on them.

You may or may not be able to see it here, but the runner gloves she has on, have little nibs on them, so in addition to getting my legs all beat up, the skin is also getting a workout from the little nibs.

The creme she uses is a pretty pink color. It looks like greasy strawberry icing.

Apparently, I must like pain, because I went through a whole lotta hurt yesterday. Chun Me talked me into to trying something new. As you may or may not know, I have restless leg syndrome (RLS), it has gotten to epic proportions just recently after returning from Nanjing. I mean, it was still a problem before that, but it was manageable.

Anyway, since the problem escalated this summer, I found myself becoming denser and denser withe each passing day of insomnia. I’m not kidding. Don’t laugh. I literally could feel my IQ slipping. It was an intelligence thing and my brain wasn’t functioning up to full speed. Also, I was having visual disturbance on top of that. The poor quality of sleep I was receiving was causing my eyes to go all wonky too. It was reminiscent of my early years.

Dyslexia was rearing its ugly head again. The words were swimming and dancing on the page. I didn’t freak out about it, because I knew that one night of quality sleep would fix it, but for weeks and weeks that one good night of quality sleep eluded me, until it felt like my head had turned into a concrete block, unable to think clearly and problem solve on a dime.

The worst part of it all was the creative, lightning fast epiphanies I used to have all the time were gone. Gone! And I was left a stupefied mess, dully clinging to a washed out colorless view of the world that left me feeling, well, rather depressed.

The good news is that now I have hope. I’m hoping that this more aggressive treatment will solve the RLS problem and I can go back to getting a good nights rest and be on top of my game. Well, on top of it as I can be, for me that is.

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