Actually, that's not quite true. I was called out to watch Jeopardy while I was still writing the second blog post, but I wanted to finish it, so I told them to wait ten minutes. (It took me 15-20.) Meaning if my second post near the end felt at all rushed...well, that's because it was.
And, of course, after that, the computer was free, and I got distracted by TVTropes. One thing led to another, and soon enough, it was nearly 2 and I was tired. I didn't have a set time I needed to get up (though I did set a timer for nine and a half hours), but it felt an appropriate time to go to bed, so I did.
It's a shame, since that means I'm not going to get much work done. Today is Tae Kwon Do (though...more on that below), tomorrow is work and dance, Thursday is dance, and Friday is family night. There's hours of opportunity to work, but I am very inefficient so those hours of work translate into only a fraction of the amount of time I'd prefer to have.
Anyway! If you did the math, you should realize I was supposed to wake up at 11:30 or so.
I did not.
Timer fail to go off?
Actually, I had to stop it, because I woke up early...in severe pain. Again. Same problem, in my leg. I tossed, I turned, but it was agonizing. I went out to the living room (to my parents' surprise, as I'm never up), tried sleeping there, still no luck. Pain was too great. This, at something like 7:30 or so.
The pain had faded by 9, slightly, and was basically gone by 9:30, but all the same, we went to the doctor about it.
The good news: not a broken bone (we had it X-rayed), and if it were any worrying thing like cancer or a blood clot, the doctor would PROBABLY know. (We did a test for a blood clot anyway, still waiting on the results. And, yes, I'm at the lowest possible risk factor for one, but we still need to rule it out to be safe.)
The bad news: It's an absolute mystery what caused it. There's no probable culprit; my signs and symptoms (where the pain comes, then suddenly is gone, no agitation when absent can trigger, but when present everything makes it worse, no visual marks, etc.) all effectively rule out any of the likely problems. Basically, they don't have a clue what's causing the pain. I know it's there, but every usual suspect is unlikely.
So, the backup plan, which is bad news #2? Treat it with an anti-inflammatory. AKA, a painkiller. AKA, a pill. Which I am obviously not fond of taking. In this case, it's not actually meant as a painkiller (though that's the effect it will have), meant to act as a treatment for one of the possible sources of the problems (even though said source was ruled unlikely), so it IS an attempt to treat the root cause of the problem, not merely mask it and treat the symptom (severe pain).
Given that, plus the temporary timeframe of 7-10 days, I'm willing to do it. Still not happy, though. This also isn't something that I can just ignore (although it is something that, who knows, maybe even without treatment would go away), since losing hours of sleep to pain is NOT something I can afford (the pain at its peak is VERY severely debilitating to the point where prior to the doctor visit I was considering a painkiller because of JUST HOW BAD it was messing with me), which means yeah, gonna take it, butstill.
I don't like taking pills. They're usually a last resort of last resorts.
Which I suppose is the point where I'm at.
Wish me luck. I'll need it to fully recover.