Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Er, could you just wait here for a second, I'll be right back.

Okay, where were we?

Oh, we hadn't begun yet? Great.

So, I get a lot of foot and lower leg cramps. They're periodically pretty bad, but it seems like recently they've grown more frequent. I haven't had much luck with the cures and diagnosis I've found so far. Potassium has come up a lot, and quinine, but they didn't have any effect. My wife suggested the possibility that at least part of the problem could come from not being adequately hydrated.

I was very open to this interpretation. And, though I am a big believer that drinking a great deal of water can cure or mitigate a wide range of ills, from digestive problems to headaches, I sometimes struggle to keep up a commitment to drink more.

-Pardon me. I'll just, uh, return in a moment-

Anyway, with the added incentive of trying to alleviate my cramps I resolved to drink as close to a gallon of water as I could per day.

It's going great! 

I am managing to drink somewhere between three and four quarts of water a day, and I feel much better. My head even seems more clear. My digestion, also helped by a steadier and more nutritious diet, is going especially smoothly, and, though I still get cramps, they seem a little less frequent and notably less severe.

There's only one, small drawback.

Why don't you see if you can work out what it might be. 

Meanwhile I'll, er, just excuse myself for a minute here...

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