This afternoon's appointment did not come soon enough. I went in with high blood pressure preparing myself for battle to receive some relief and answers. The doctor, whom I had never met, was great. He looked over my records from the ER visit from hell last week and we talked about the drug pushing doctor and ruled to simply ignore his "diagnosis." After some manipulating of my hand, the doc said that I have an extreme case of carpel tunnel that has been going on for too long and is typically met with surgery. But, we are going to try steroids and an arm brace before heading down that road. The tingling in my foot that started Tuesday (departure day to IL) is "assumed" to be a herniated disc in my back which the steroid should also treat. Oh, and no more trips to the gym for now.
*Worst case scenarios:
Surgery to my hand, MRI for my back, epidural shots to the herniated disc, or a possible trip to a neurosurgeon.
**Extremely worse case scenario:
We check for MS.
I have a follow up for Monday and am hopeful that these meds will treat and eliminate the pain or you will be reading about a 29 year old woman sawing off her own hand.