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Health Update

Lately, I am having issues with numbness and tingling in my right hand, and sometimes my feet. I’m for sure that the foot issue is the result of pressure on my sciatic nerve. I initially thought the tingling in my right hand was carpal tunnel. Some of it may be, but, I think there is a problem with circulation. I say that because the problem seems to get worse when I lie down.

I didn’t just notice it recently. I’ve known for a while. I just assumed it was the carpal tunnel thing. It never occurred to me that it might be something else. Sometimes when I wake up I have extreme numbness in my right hand, and also there is a lot of pain; significant pain. It is not because I slept with my arm underneath me or in some weird position where I’m cutting off circulation. I sleep flat on my back.

So tomorrow I will be seeing my doctor again (sigh). The day after that I am also seeing a neurologist for a nerve study? It doesn’t sound like it’s going to be pleasant. I’m more concerned that it might be a circulation problem. A circulation problem would be indicative of an underlying problem with something else, like maybe the heart, or maybe I’m close to having a stroke. Those are worse case scenarios for me but that’s the kind of crap that runs in my family history.

Well, that’s all that is on my mind this morning. It’s time for breakfast and then to the practice room.

 

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Was a music major. Spent 20 years in the Navy Band Program. Lived in in Florida 10 years. Have been in SC for 6 years.

4 thoughts on “Health Update

    1. Both my doctor and the neurologist seem to be confident that it is only carpal tunnel. Personally, I still believe there is a pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder or something more sinister (high blood sugar). For now, I will trust the doctors.

      1. She hasn’t let me down yet. She’s on top of things. However, in the last few days, I have gotten much more strict with staying away from foods I shouldn’t eat and I have noticed much less tingling and numbness in my right hand. Also, both hands feel better; less like they’re swollen. When I do follow my diet there is less inflammation in my body, which is very noticeable to me.

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