As I made my way to bed following 40s Day, my leg felt better than it had in a couple weeks. I was feeling no pain, and the stiff muscle in my calf was loosened. In an attempt to further improve ny condition, I continued to stretch my leg as I walked laps around the house. When I finally laid down to sleep, my foot started to go numb as though loosing circulation. At first I was able to regain feeling by moving it around, but eventually it remained numb no matter what I tried. What is this crazy feeling, a blood clot, tumors putting pressure on a nerve? After a panicked sleepless night, in the morning we immediately followed up with Dr O’Keefe who informed us that it was most likely caused by aggravating the sciatic nerve. Hopefully the inflammation will go away in time, and the feeling will be restored. In the meantime, this is a very difficult sensation to get used to. I spent most of the day in bed recuperating from 40s Day and relaxing my leg, until I finally got myself up to get ready to visit with Jennifer who stopped by in the evening.
As we were enjoying Jennifer’s company, I made a few calls to family to pass on the information about my numb foot. While talking to Ryan, I mentioned that he and the kids should drive out for ice cream. Didn’t really expect him to make the 1 1/2 hour round trip to come visit, but sure enough he did. Such a bonus to also spend the rest of the night with Ryan, Evan 4.0, and Owen 2.2.