Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hand Update

I went to the doctor today. I'm an enigma! (That's one of our vocabulary words--yay me!) The tingling/numbness of the whole hand is consistant with carpal tunnel syndrome, but the shooting pain/numbness of just my pinky and 4th finger (which is what I am currently having) isn't. So....he doesn't really know what it is. He gave me 800 mg of Motrin to stop the tingling and numbness. I'm a little hesitant to take it just because that is a big dose for a person of my size and I don't want to have a weird reaction and have to go to work tomorrow (of course, perhaps if I did take it and did have a reaction, I could stay home tomorrow!!! Hmmmm....)

He also gave me a muscle relaxer that I decided not to fill. It doesn't hurt that badly and I know it will make me loopy and tired. That's a pretty strong medicine that I'm not willing to take until it gets really bad.

I also now have a brace for my left hand that is stablizing my wrist. Caleb is quite intrigued by it! It's not really bothering me and it feels better.

I'm hoping that this will keep me from having to go any farther...like nerve tests, physical therapy, surgery...no thanks!

I was really hoping that this was all stress-related and that the doctor would tell me that I shouldn't work anymore. A doctor's note would be all I'd need.... :)

1 comment:

Katie said...

I'm glad you went to the doctor, I was just coming on here to tell you to get there pronto! That does not sound fun and I hope it gets better!