I have been asleep for half an hour when the night cramps waken me. This is followed by lactic acidosis and now I know there will be no respite. How I hate the pain that accompanies my aging process. I know I have much to be thankful for but when this debilitating pain rears its ugly head, I feel self pity washing over me in waves. Maybe I shall sleep presently, maybe not but I shall be tormented a while yet.