I woke up with cramps (as I keep telling you guys, not pregnant). They were especially wicked . . . as in, I PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN not to get in the car and drive to work as if all were well. But I'm not known for the soundness of my reasoning prior to 10am, so I popped a few Advil and got on with it.
About 2 blocks away from home, I thought that maybe I should turn around and go back. But at that point I'd already expended the effort to get dressed, go downstairs, get in the car and out the garage. And I figured the Advil would kick in any second.
ALAS, it did not freaking work out that way. The cramps got so bad that I though I might have to pull over and barf. As in the PAIN was so INTENSE it almost made me VOMIT.
Now, I'm pretty damn good with pain. I figure skated as a young adult, and I've landed MORE THAN A FEW double jumps on twisted ankles. I remember one knee injury that I finally broke down and went to the doctor over . . . when I asked her if I could skate on it, she marveled that I'd been WALKING on it. Meaning to illustrate that I'm not just a whiner here . . . this shit was fierce.
Seriously, people, I almost want to compose an EPIC POEM about my drive to work today, it was that much of a trial.
What the heck do you do when you wake up in that condition? Call in late? Skip work entirely? Drug yourself? With WHAT?! Help me. I'll take any and all advice here.