Friday, April 1, 2011

On my nerves

This week I went through a nerve study. I only had one abnormal result and it's not related to my neck issues. For some reason my left pinkie finger doesn't conduct impulses, and yet I can still feel everything just fine.

Part of this test was no fun at all and involved having needles poked into my nerves/muscles and then having a charge run through them. The needles were the no fun part (especially when he had to put one in on each side of each disc in my neck). My muscles are sore today, especially in my left hand since one of the needle sites bled internally. I have a lovely purpley-brown palm, but no nerve damage. Sweet! This means that maybe the pinched nerve will eventually chill out and life will go back to normal. It also means I can stop obsessing about the numbness in my hands unless it worsens.

Yesterday I cleaned multiple surfaces in my house that were in desperate need of attention and only paid for it a little bit. My best hours are between 10 and 2. Today I worked in the yard, and that is better than therapy. I only raked up some leaves in the side yard and pruned back one of the wisteria vines, but I was outside and the sun was shining. Next up, actual exercise.

The windows are open. Yes!

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I won't be complaining about my stupid swollen foot after a slip and fall. THis sounds miserable!

Kristina P. said...

I just saw the Jimmer t-shirts! My husband was going to buy one for his dad. I will show him the store. And they even come in XXXL large. Excellent. He's a rather big guy.

M-Cat said...

Glad that there is no nerve damage, but that doesn't help the numbness and the irritation that comes with it!
YAY for sunshine!

radioactive girl said...

I had that nerve study needle thing done and was bruised for weeks after it.

I'm glad you are feeling a bit better. Being out in the sun always helps me. Just be careful not to do too much too soon.

Queen Scarlett said...

Grateful there's no damage, hope the weird numbness clears up soon!!!

myimaginaryblog said...

I agree with Queen Scarlett--glad there's no nerve damage, but numbness is still annoying and worrying. Hope it turns around.

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

You poor thing. I am sorry. :(

Omgirl said...

I'm so relieved to hear that there is some relief on your horizon. You have dealt with SO MUCH lately, you poor poor thing. You deserve some good news and some good health!!!