Tuesday, April 14, 2009

2 am. Party in my room.

I am exhausted.

More than exhausted, I'm completely wiped out. Yet another sleepless night.

Why was I awake?

Did a child have a nightmare?

Was I having a hard time relaxing without Patrick at home?

Was my old friend, Insomnia, returning for an unplanned visit?

No, no, and No. I awoke at about 1:30 am in Justin's bed after having fallen asleep reading Gregor the Overlander to him. Muttering to myself, I tried to quietly roll out of his bed to head to my own when a sudden pain gripped my abdomen. Trying to keep the groaning to a minimum, I stumbled to my bathroom, thinking that the stomach pains were from falling asleep with jeans on before using the restroom.

When this was not the case, and the crampy pains didn't abide, I sorted through my peanut butter brain to figure out what day of the month this was... No... I shouldn't be having cramps right now... What was this?

Instantly, my mind zeroed in on the one possibility that ALWAYS rushes to its front whenever an unexplained stomach issue arises; I must have new tumors on my ovaries. I MUST. That could be the only cause for this tightness that wasn't here yesterday!

Let me tell you, 2 am is NOT the time to be alone with an achy gut, and visions of a painful surgery and recovery, unable to fall back asleep. I continued upon this path of "oh no! I don't want surgery again!" for quite some time. (Surgery and anesthesia freak me out more than I care to admit.) And what if this time, they weren't benign? It really was pitiful...

It was at this time that I heard the nocturnal sounds, so familiar to my household:

thud

creeeeeaakkk....

pit, pit, pit, pit, pit

screeaaakkkk....

"mommmmmeeeee....yawn...."

After this mini-concert reminded me that I needed to get some oil for my squeaky bed, her little feet and hands instantly wrapped themselves around my back, arms, and tummy.

"Yeowch!"

At that moment, I realized, it wasn't just my stomach that hurt from her overexuberant hug; it was my back. And my arms, now that I thought about it...

In fact, my whole body ached!

Hmmmm....

What could it be?!?

Not the ovarian cysts, but something worse?

An unexplained disorder?

And then, an epiphany. A 2 am epiphany that I wasn't riddled with random tumors or weird diseases!

No.

I was sore and achy by my own doing....

That'll teach me for trying to outdo my kids in sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks and arm curls!



No, I didn't do hundreds of each activity. It's just that I haven't done ANY of those exercises in years... I? Am Old.

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15 comments:

Leah said...

Doesn't take much to start hurting.
See that is why I avoid exercise.

Kat said...

Hahaha! I do that a lot. Too funny.

Hope you feel much better soon. :)

JC said...

too funny! I know how that feels, but I love that feeling. Means I did something good for myself! :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh man- I have felt the same way lately! I am glad (and hope!) you are ok! Oh, I'm getting old!

Steph

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Oh thank goodness that's all it was. The best cure? Do it again! Really, somehow working the same muscles again makes it hurt less.

:)

Fantastic Forrest said...

I was racing through this, hoping you were okay. Way to build suspense!!

Yeah, I feel your pain. Just did a little bit o' bend and stretch yesterday to pick up the gazillion things that were all over the house and - OUCH. Where is my ibuprofen?

anymommy said...

Whew - I thought everyone was going to end up with some kind of horrid stomach flu! Glad it's just exercise ;-)

Lis Garrett said...

OMG! You are so funny!! Yeah, I was thinking stomach virus, too. Whew!

sheila said...

Ahhh-huh! lol. btw, NEVER try and out do them on the trampoline either. Pain.

p.s. glad you don't need surgery. lol

Gettysburg Mom said...

Silly woman. You watch the children do the exercises, which tuckers them out, while you sit on the couch covertly eating their Easter candy. Or at least that's how I do it.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

poor girl!

Ruby said...

You are so funny. Thanks for making me smile.

Heather said...

See now reading something like this makes it hard to motivate myself to get back to exercising!

CaraBee said...

Thank goodness that is all it was!

Kristi said...

Boy, do I hear you on this one. I used to be able to run 5 miles a day, 6 days a week, with nary a muscle ache. And now? 2-3 miles sometimes has me sore for hours!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

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