Saturday, July 14, 2012

New Ropathy

Well, this stinks.

Three years into therapy I'd never had more than a tiny tingling in my toes.  This would go away nearly as soon as it came, so I figured I was just lucky.  I had told BB about this and he surmised that some people are physiologically disposed to neuropathy, while others are not.  So when I had a little bit in my feet, I figured it would go away, and all would be well.

Well, I've got it pretty bad in my fingers today and it's terrible.

I had noticed trouble in my right thumb after the surgery to remove the carcinoma on my right index finger.  The doctor thought it was a dressing wrapped too tight that impinged a nerve.  Even then, though, it felt a little numb but not painful.

Yesterday, I banged my thumb against a large binder on my desk.  It hurt last night but even then, I assumed it was just sore from banging it.

Now, both thumbs actively hurt and I can't use a remote control for fear of too much pain.  Both index fingers are the same.  The rest of the hands are okay for the moment, so I know it's the one nerve in each hand that affects both the thumb and forefinger.

This is very's actually quite painful.

We'll see how this goes.