I went to see my neurologist Dr. Bell this morning and had the scheduled tests. It helped (a bit) that I had these tests on my feet/legs/knees before.
So I knew what was going to happen. I knew enough to seriously consider canceling the appointment. My sister said I was a wus. Maybe I should show my wussiness?
But I decided to go and get it done. This time the tests were on my hands/wrists/forarms/elbows.
First he did a nerve conduction study
And then he did electromyography (EMG) tests on the same poor parts of me.
Somewhat smaller OUCH!
Today he diagnosed:
- Mild right (possible left) carpal tunnel syndrome. I have to wear a wrist brace at night.
- Mild ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. I need to not put weight on my elbows, and I need to sleep with my arms straight even if I have to wrap them in towels held wrapped with bandages. This is in addition to the mild neuropathy in my hand and my feet/legs.
- Martin-gruber anastomosis in both of my forearms. So, double Martin-gruber anastomosis. Say that quick?!
I go back to see him in three months.