Monday, December 22, 2008

Nerve Study

Ok so I don't know if any of you have any idea what a nerve study is but let me tell it's painful. And if someone tells you it isn't let me just clue you in ~ they lied. See I saw my Rhuemetologist last week and we discussed the numbness in my forarms and hands getting worse from the fibro. Well I had to go to the nerve specialist this morning for this nerve study. Basically a nerve study is where they hook you up to electrodes and shock your nerves. Then when they are done with that pleasantness they begin to poke needles in your hands, arms, and neck. I was told this would feel like accupuncture. However accupuncture does not dig into your nerves. This test however sticks a needle in, finds the nerve, and then proceeds to jiggle it to see how the nerve reacts. They stuck me 7 times per arm and about 10 times in my neck. I'm sore to say the least. I asked him if I was going to be sore all day and he said yes you are going to feel like you are bruised all up and down your arms and neck. But to make sure I'm using my arms and moving them so they don't get stiff. Well duh! So Ian and Brennan are going to get new sleds (thanks to Grandma Sue) and then we are all heading out to the sledding hill. I'm not sure I'll be doing any sledding but I'll definitely be taking pictures. So check back maybe there will be some new ones up soon.

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