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Sat Nov 26th, 2016

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10:57 am - Recent domestic curses I have experienced
1. The curse of the unnoticed kleenex tissue in the dark wash.

2. The curse of the adhesive contact lens that won't leave the mother ship eyeball.

3. The curse of the inner thigh cramp, Medical Mystery par excellence*. Especially trying because I was lying all flannel-wrapped cozy in the spare room bed reading a Dr. Siri after a long Friday when the agony commenced. OTOH I still had the ice pack for my knees on the side table, so wasn't permanently crippled.

*Seriously. No professional has ever explained these, or why they usually hit while sitting on a couch. Half have never even heard of them and no one can think of how to stretch them out. Hint: you can't.

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Date:November 27th, 2016 04:08 am (UTC)
If you use hard contact lenses, there is a little device tha can suction it off your eyeball.

I'll ask the very good massage therapist about that last one and let you know if she has any ideas. I'm getting good at ignoring her beliefs in things like auras, reincarnation, and connections to the universe because she does such a good job with the here and present.
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Date:November 27th, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC)
Alas, I have disposable clingwrap lenses that fall out when I don't want them to and cling to the eyeball when I want them to fall out.

Thank you- I'll be interested to hear what she has to say. I suppose there's no reason why the adductor magnus shouldn't cramp just like the calf and ankle muscles, but trying to lengthen it doesn't work in ending the cramp even though it works for the other kinds.
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Date:November 28th, 2016 05:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have no solution to the disposable cling wrap ones. Are you sitting properly on your couch like a Victorian lady, a dainty proper recline, or do you sit like me, a sprawling, sideways-lounging, boneless squid with debris all around? Might make a diff to the therapist.
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Date:November 28th, 2016 02:01 pm (UTC)
I sit sideways with my knees up. But the agony comes when I'm turned around and going to get up, which I do with legs splayed. I always figured it as the perils of a low couch, and the people on the medical web forums may have low couches too. But I was struck by how many people saying it happens when getting up from a couch and never from a chair.

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