Yesterday was the big electric nerve test. In my mind I pictured STEMS you get at PT that help contract muscles. Baaaaammmmmp. Not right at all. This test was a series of electric shots that made my whole body jump in some cases. It hurt so freaking bad folks! I thought that was the end of the test after 30 minutes of twitching and being electrified and electrocuted. Well, I was sorely (and soar) mistaken. Then came out a huge gauge needle and it was jammed in various muscles all up and down my arm and hand to hear sounds of nerves like a doppler or ultrasound. I saw stars. The doctor said I would be "twitchy and feeling electric shocks" after the test. I didn't go to bed until after midnight because of the twitches and electric shocks. I'm still feeling it today quite frankly. I am by no means a baby. I have been commended on my high pain tolerance from other doctors. I didn't show my pain to the doctor but I did shed a few tears in my pillow last night. The test already came back with rather moderate carpal tunnel. I see the doctor again on Tuesday to hear and evaluate my options. I am not one for surgery and I wanted a year without surgery but my hands are really becoming a numb, achey, and tingling mess. Holding writing utensils or eating utensils has become sad (we passed the comical stage). I did Google results of this surgery to release the ligament and let the nerve breathe surgery and everyone reported good success rates with it. I might bite it and do it because I still have half a Master's to get through and I'd like to eat like a normal person again (not a 4 year old). What should I do? I'm looking towards my small fan base for suggestions.
I did go to bed singing this.....my whacky brain really needs to stop sometimes.
The chills were more electric shocks, they were multiplying, and my limbs lost control and flailed when being zapped old school Inquisition style.