Well what a strange week this has been (or from the Sublime to the Ridiculous)!

Monday night of the Victoria Day weekend we were driving home from the cottage…late…and when I finished reading my book, I thought…”hmmm, my legs aren’t doing anything”.  I waited…and waited…I felt the familiar pulling in my shin, but nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  I couldn’t believe it.  Didn’t even have to uncross and recross my legs!  I thought “this is a GREAT sign.  This must be  a sign of things to come, surely.”

Not so fast, Liz.  Got into bed thinking, “that’s it, I’ve finally cracked it!”.  Then I woke up at 2 am and again at 3:30 and 4:15 and 5:10 at which point I got up. 

Tuesday night was our Jaden (grandson for those not following the plot) night and I classically haven’t slept really soundly so I didn’t expect to.  While watching the final of Dancing with the Stars – there they were, the twitchies.  Not really bad ones, but annoying – no question.  But I slept better than anticipated. 

Wednesday evening I spoke with Bryce – just a check in on how things were going and about something extra he had suggested – and I proudly told him about my trip home from the cottage.  We talked about how well I’d actually done in fairly short order and a bit about where we go from here.   Famous last words…just after 9 pm, there they were again!  Those pesky twitchies.  Again, not really bad, but annoyingly there.  Off I went to bed to read my book and they stopped.   Lights out and there it was…2 am.  I thought, “this is ridiculous!  It’s been so good for so long, what the heck is going on, oh wait, did I remember to take my supplements at dinner time?” – okay, I didn’t think “heck” but this is a family blog.  In the morning my husband, Joe, asked me whether I had twitched much after I went to bed, and I was able to say “nope, not at all”.   But since I didn’t sleep, maybe that wasn’t completely true. 

Yesterday I had oral surgery ( a “flap” – upper right), remembered all my supplements (although my timing was all off).  By about 8 pm I was exhausted.   Could that have partly been the painkillers?  I wasn’t prepared to call it quits at 8:30 pm so I soldiered on.  By about 9:15 I had the twitchies…big time…worst ones I can remember in weeks.  I still wasn’t prepared to give up and to my complete surprise, by 10 pm they had stopped!  Unfortunately, I had a crummy night, but I think my mouth played a huge part in that.

My mouth is much better than anticipated this morning (although I’m still on soft food for the day), so I guess I’ll now have to wait and see how tonight goes, and the trip to the cottage this afternoon.

I really hope this week was a complete aberration and that things settle down again.  Fingers crossed! 


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With over 30 years of experience, J. Liz Saunders delivers exceptional office and sales support to a wide range of businesses. More importantly, she does so with creativity. Her ‘can do’, ‘can solve’, ‘can source’ attitude results in the most efficient and effective completion of her clients’ requirements every time. Upon first meeting, Liz’ her most notable quality is her energy. When preparing for and running the Toronto marathon in 2004, Liz channelled this energy with discipline and determination. She uses those same qualities when organizing her many clients and delivering high quality support services in a timely manner. As a virtual assistant, Liz cold calls and generates leads for sales people; researches sites for meetings; schedules appointments and provides client support; offers transcription services, manages broadcast emails, arranges printing, handles basic bookkeeping; writes correspondence, proposals, quotes and invoices for clients; and acts as a call centre taking registrations for seminars. Liz is a certified Virtual Assistant with extensive experience in Microsoft Office. She has a BA from the University of Toronto and studied Fundraising Management at Ryerson University. She has experience in legal services, construction, insurance, real estate and facilities management. Liz builds her business based on trust, quality and a commitment to exceptional results.

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