Friday, September 24, 2010

Feel like a pin cushion...

I've been really busy the last few days an with all the things going on haven't had a chance to catch up with my postings on here!!

Went to a Neurologist the other day to see why my left arm keeps falling asleep.  First thing he does is start strapping electrodes to my fingers and arms, along with a little green ground.  Starts talking to me about other misc stuff to keep my attention off what hes doing, then starts applying gel to this strange looking gizmo..  This thing he measures, marks, then applies it to your skin to issue an electric shock.  It wasn't a LOT of juice, but man that made my arm / fingers twitch really bad!  Overall that wasn't a bad experience, then he changes the approach after digging out a sealed package.....

Now we pull out a needle with a wire attached to it then plugs it into his machine.  This he stabs into my arm at various places to actually listen to the electrical pulses given off by my nervous system which comes out sounding like a ticking white noise static..  When he stabbed it in you heard a little scratching noise while it moved around but went silent after he stopped moving the probe.  At that point he held his arm over mine and asked me to lift up, push down, or grip something tightly.  When you start to move your arm that's when the scratching / clicking / popping / static noise starts to accelerate out of control.  This is letting him know at various places the pulses are arriving where they need to go and aren't being sent erratically.

What was found during this test was a delay between a nerve that passes right across your elbow. I attribute this to sitting at my desk holding a phone to my head and resting the elbow on the desk!  What's my solution for this?  QUITTING MY JOB!!  Too bad I'm not staying here, I'd file workers comp and take a leave of absence.. lol.  Maybe with some luck my new employer will have better accommodations for a work environment than what I'm currently suffering through.  The other good news, doctor reports I do NOT have carpel tunnel, which I still think exists... My hands cramp up really bad when I type for a long period of time, even if I'm in a comfortable position.


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  2. I think that's happening to me. My left arm gets numb while I type or my left hand cramps. It only seems to happen at night too. Weird.

  3. sucks you feel that way sure do get up early.

  4. Don't have a heart attack on me rayray!

  5. Used to get my arm falling sleep all the time, sometimes for really long periods of time. It was just due to RSI. Stop tying Bro and it might help

  6. That used to happen to me before I got active. Good luck!