I went to the association meeting this morning and as I was walking out, I pulled my calf muscle in the back part of my lower right leg. You know you are getting old when you can hurt yourself by just walking. It doesn’t sound like a real big deal, but when a person is walking, running, or jumping, their calf muscle pulls their heel up to allow them to move forward. Somehow, I strained it and ended up tearing some of my calf muscle fibers, which is commonly called a pulled calf muscle. The worst thing is that it is affecting my mental faculties and that bone song keeps running through my head, preventing me from getting any writing done.
I took 2 extra strength Tylenol and climbed in my bed for a nap with my leg resting on the heating pad, and when I woke up, it felt better, but it still hurts. I read that the best way to heal this type of injury is to get a leg wrap, so I went out to Publix to get one. I also picked up some ointment. It seemed odd to me that the pharmacist said that I could apply hot or cold to my injury and I asked him which one was best and he said that this is a personal preference, so I have to make up my own mind, when I would rather have somebody that knows about this stuff make that decision for me. I almost parked in the handicapped spot, as there were 4 open ones close to the store, but I didn’t do that because I feel that too many people are taking advantage of the system. The checkout lady said that I should take some magnesium pills to help it feel better. Anyway, tomorrow will be another day for writing and I hope that my leg feels better then.
Written for Paula’s Monday Peeve.