It was a long week.
I had some fancy smancy Nerve Tests done and there is news.
First I am ageing…who knew… better alert the press…since I am old I have a foot that goes to sleep, just the inner half of my foot and leg which sometimes makes it difficult to walk normally. I would never be able to do a walk the line test…which the Fancy Smancy Nerve Doctor found out. (It is the foot/leg I injured back in 1980 that they could not fix and they said you will walk ten years but no more…well they were wrong…but maybe since it has been 37 years my time might be up. I may write about that whole fiasco someday. ) I could have more tests done but the result would be that I am aging and I have a bum leg and must be careful how and where I walk. Since I am older I have some spinal stenosis which makes the whole leg problem worse.
I have carpel tunnel in my right arm and will be fitted for a brace and I get to go to Occupational Therapy. I think I must have good insurance. If the brace and therapy don’t help I get to see the hand surgeon. Luckily it is the same surgeon who did my thumb that went in and out of its joint a few years ago. He is an older French Doctor and knows what he is doing and probably went to a real medical school.
They said the nerve tests were painful, just like electric fence zaps, I found them milder than an electric fence…not much milder but tolerable. The most painful part was when he did the acupuncture needles into the muscles and then did the zaps. By that time…it was a long session 75 minutes and I had lost all of my sense of humor and asked him if he was almost done because I had reached my pain threshold for the day. He said three more minutes…well I made it. He turned around and sat at the desk to put his notes in the computer and I just sat on the exam table, he finally said “you can come and sit in the chair next to me.” I replied “Are you afraid that I am behind you?” He didn’t answer so he must have been just a little uneasy. He said I tolerated it well, so apparently I am not a screamer or swearer…he said many women compare it with childbirth…I wouldn’t. ( I may have said crap a few times or maybe even oh shit!)
He did a good job of explaining all my options of other fancy smancy tests that would just show how old I am. My nerves are not dysfunctional …just old.
I was real tired after that Doctors visit, Far Guy and Chance came along for the long drive and waited for me in the Parking Lot because it was too warm to leave Chance in the vehicle by himself. They brought me home and I had a long nap but I am still tired. I still have some aching especially in my arm.
We will have a quiet weekend at home.
I put out a few glass ornaments. Something to brighten up the woods.