Cotton Balls

What happened to you? Did you lose a fight with a bag of cotton balls?
Actually, that would have been more fun.

Today I got to experience nerve conduction testing. While not as bad as I was expecting, it still wasn’t much fun. Basically they stick needles into your muscles (while insisting that you remain completely relaxed as they do!) then ask you to flex so that they can check how your nerves and muscles are working. Some times they shock you with electricity (probably mostly for amusement). Where they stabbed me in the back, I developed some colorful goose eggs. I take turmeric, which acts as a blood thinner, so I ended up with cotton ball band-aids all over.

The take away? I can add Lou Gehrig’s Disease to my list of things I don’t have.

Another “you” post? This is getting boring.


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  1. So you are now a medical pin cushion….
    when in France my husband had a test which involved threading a large needle thought his hands bearing a wire by which means they gave him electric shocks to see the results. First result, verbal displeasure expressed which astonished the staff by its grasp of the French language.
    Truly barbaric.

  2. Aw. Poor you. 😦 That sounds like torture to me. 😦 I’m glad it’s over and I’m glad you don’t have ALS! It’s a bummer to feel like a guinea pig. 😦 Always being tested, never finding out what is going on. 😦

    One of the med-tests I had…I told a friend in the medical field about it and she said, “OH, god, I used to administer that test…until I had it. After I had to have it, I switched jobs within my field. I can never administer that test to anyone ever again.”
    I was so glad I hadn’t told her about it BEFORE I had the test. 😮 HA!

    HA! Toby! You always keep your mom humble, don’t you! 😉 😀 😛
    (((HUGS))) ❤️
    PATS and RUBS!!! ❤️

  3. well, the good news is that you don’t have Lou Gerhig’s Disease! I had some sort of test to see if I had a pinched nerve that made me want to punch the guy giving the test a few years ago – it came back negative but my GP says it lied. I really hope they find out something for you soon!

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