Our house doesn’t have any AC. We only have two fans. Usually even if downtown LA has over 90 F, with the breeze from the ocean here in Torrance, I seldom feel hot or sweaty. However the last few days, even in Torrance, the temperatures hit 99F and without AC it is as if I were in an oven. I don’t feel like doing anything and just have long naps.
During the naps and even the nights’ sleeps, the cramps have attacked over and over and woke me up.
I went to a Tai-chi class on Wednesday, and the cramps started raiding from that night.
I thought the Chinese herb medicine was helpful for cramps, but not always; the cramps have attacked me drawing waves. Maybe the high-heels sometimes I wear contribute to them, too.
Because lots of sites say exercise is good to prevent cramps, I am trying Tai-Chi and at Kaiser, I choose stairs instead of an elevator to get to the 3rd floor, where the oncology department is, but as I get to the 3rd floor, my legs feel so heavy and I am out of breath.
I am afraid that my muscles are so weak and this is a symptom of peripheral neuropathy, which has been damaging my nerve system continually.
The heat and the cramps discourage me to do exercise. Aah, if Pepper were with me, I wouldn’t wonder but walk with her and that would be the right exercise for me. I miss her!