My Latest Update

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
July 8, 2010

This past week has been a crazy one.  Within the past week, I’ve experienced a few major leg cramps in my calves.  They were so bad that they actually woke me up from REM sleep at 2:00 in the morning.  I went into the doctor the next day and he measured my legs.  One was a little bigger than the other – by one centimeter.  He had this somewhat concerned look on his face and said I needed to go in as soon as possible and havee an ultrasound done on my leg to rule out a possible blood clot.  I looked at him and asked, “What could happen if I have a blood clot?”  He said, “If you have a blood clot, depending on where it’s located, it could move into your lungs and we don’t want that to happen.”  Enough said.

The next day, I headed into the local hospital and had an ultrasound done, as well as a full blood panel.  The Ultrasound Technician was amazing!  This was the first time I’d had an ultrasound done at any other time other than pregnancy.  He used that wonderful “goop” and it was really warm this time.  Man, where was he through a few of my pregnancies?  LOL  I still think the goop is gross, but he said it’s actually quite good for your skin.  Ummm… thank you!  LOL

Thankfully, there were no blood clots.   After the ultrasound, I headed over to the lab and had 2 viles of blood taken from me.  She did an amazing job and it was over within a minute – literally!  I’m waiting for my blood test results to find out if I’m deficient in anything.  I should know the results by the beginning of next week hopefully.

From the hospital, we went to get breakfast and then to move my property.  I was so excited to have my kitchen accessories (i.e. Cuisinart Food Processor, Kitchen Aid, all of my kitchen products), in addition to photos, personal memorabilia, and more!  My dad and I moved so much stuff…even furniture all by ourselves.  Let me tell ya, today I am feeling it! My arms are so sore!  LOL

Oh and then the other day I had my haircut and you know how I always love a new haircut.  It turned out really cute and my hair is so much curlier now!  Yes!

I hope everyone has a great week!

About Has 4152 Posts

Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

16 Responses to “My Latest Update”

  1. Mami2jcn says:

    Could this be a common occurrence after pregnancies? Since I had my 3rd child last summer, I’ve experienced lots of leg cramps (Charley horses at night) and have had tendinitis in my ankles twice, which I had to go to the ER to diagnose. I read on the Internet that a potassium deficiency can be a cause and that you should eat plenty of bananas…but it was info on a web board so I’m not sure if it’s factual.

    I hope you find out the cause of this soon!

  2. April says:

    Well, I hope those leg cramps turn out to be nothing more than a potassium deficiency! Eat bananas!!! 🙂

    Moving stinks. That’s all I can say about that. LOL… been there, done that and I hope the next time I do it… is the last time I ever have to! 🙂 I hope it’s into my dream home that we built!

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jen & Matt, Planet Mommy. Planet Mommy said: The Mommy-Files: My Latest Update […]

  4. Gypsy says:

    I love the cut! We can see your face now. Good to hear that your ultrasound turned out ok.

  5. fancygrlnancy says:

    That is scary!! I had leg cramps, but sounds like yours are worse than I have experienced. I hope everything turns out ok for you.

  6. carol y l says:

    Shannon, your hair is gorgeous!
    My Mom and sister always have problems with potassium, so maybe it will be that? I also have that prob and am always low on magnesium, too. Sounds like your doctor is really good, though and will find out soon!

  7. Freda Mans says:

    Thank goodness indeed it is not leg clots. I will pray for you, and hope for the best.


  8. Karen R says:

    I hope it is not a serious problem. I like your new haircut!

  9. I’m glad to hear no blood clots, I’ll keep you in my prayers.

    Love the new hair!! Super cute my dear.

  10. Anita says:

    Glad there were no blood clots, and your hair is ADORABLE! 🙂

  11. Caryn B says:

    Yikes girlie! No wonder I haven’t heard from you….

  12. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Just a heads up, FYI type of thingy, The FDA again for the second time this week stressed that over the counter or prescription Quinine should not be taken for leg cramps. So if you should get anyone telling you this is the homeopathic way to take care of this, do not do it. Quinine is to be used for mild malaria symptoms, not leg cramps. If used for leg cramps it could actually lead to some forms of internal bleeding.
    It’s not really good to rub your legs either if you’re having leg cramps, though that’s what everyone wants to do. It’s a safety measure not to rub in case there happens to be a small blood or fat clot, as rubbing can sometimes dislodge them causing them to travel to the lungs, heart or brain in some cases.
    It’s best to force youself to get up and walk around when you are having leg spasms, unless contraindicated by your Doctor. This stretches the muscles. Also sometimes if you stand and turn your legs inward where you toes are pointing as much towards each other as possible sometimes helps. Actually if you ever have to get a shot in your buttocks standing the way just described makes the shot experience less painful, but you must stand that way while the shot is being administered and continue standing that way for a minute or so after for it to be effective.
    I’m so happy it wasn’t a clot.
    Low potassium can cause cramps, but so can some other minerals if you’re low in them, so I’d wait and hear what the Doctor says about your lab results before bumping up any of my vitamins and minerals.
    Your hair is very pretty.

  13. mommalovesmee says:

    I had leg cramps after my pregnancy….! they were bad….!

  14. Jenine says:

    Leg cramps are no fun. I hope they find out the cause.

    Shannon, your hair is adorable. I swear, a good haircut takes years off, doesn’t it? What are you – all of 17 now? 🙂

  15. Delisha Kitts says:

    My mom has restless leg syndrome and she says leg cramps are the worst. Blood clots are horrible. I had them after I had my daughter and was hospitalized to monitor them. Luckily the disapated with medication but it was scary!

  16. So glad that you didn’t have a blood clot, I hope the blood work all comes out fine.
    So happy to hear that you got all your personal things into your home now, I completely understand how that will make you feel much happier and comfortable with your boys.
    I love your haircut, it shows your beautiful smile.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *