I've been home on Spring Break all week and have not even stepped in my scrap room!!! My hands have bothered me so badly I just can't do anything. I wanted to do yard work and scrap this week and neither of which I have done. Here's the bad part: I've partly done it to myself. I've been treating my hands for arthritis b/c my doctor told me a few years ago that's what it was. I'm not angry with her, I just told her symptoms, family history, and she did no testing. It wasn't really that bad then.
So this week I have basically sat with a heating pad on my aching hands, wrists, and forearms and its gotten worse. Wednesday I sat and cried and DH insisted that I go to my doctor. She did bloodwork and xrays which showed NO arthritis and referred me to an orthopedic doctor. I went today & he says he's about 90% sure its carpal tunnel and all the heat I applied just caused more swelling (and even more pain... duh should have been icing). They fitted me for braces to wear at night b/c I'm having a hard time sleeping and gave me cortisone injections in both wrist. I go next week to have a nerve study done and then I'll know better and to what extent the nerves are damaged.
And now for the best part: I'M NOT HURTING, DH is going to be gone tomorrow and I hope to scrap most of the day if they will just cooperate. I'm so stinking excited to at least get one day during my week off to do something. I know, I'm a dork!
No you're not a dork!!!
So glad you actually got an answer to what is going on. Sorry that you had to deal with pain for so long and a misdiagnosis.
Hoping you get relief soon.
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers
you are so NOT A DORK!!!
I'm so glad it's not arthritis though. I'm glad they're not hurting, and I can't wait to see what you do tomorrow.
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Glad you get to scrap tomorrow! I haven't been able to scrap since I started back to school (except the gift I made) so I'm jealous
Glad it's not arthritis but I hope the Carpel Tunnel doesn't require surgery.
Daughter Rileigh Ann arriving January 2012
That must be so miserable. What a bummer you haven't been able to do anything you wanted to over Spring break. I hope you'll be able to make up for it today now that you're not hurting.
How awful that you were hurting during spring break. But glad you found out what the problem was. Sorry girl!
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
Waiting patiently to see your fabulous creations. Glad to hear you are getting on teh right track to help for your pain girl.
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