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.
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HUGSSS. I HAD FOREGOTTEN JUST HOW UNPLEASENT THAT TEST WAS HUGSSS PAM AND THE TRIBE
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Thanks for the hugs! At least I won’t have to do it again. Sorry you have had to go through it as well! ❤️
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.
😂😆😂. Oh my, I feel so bad for your husband! Did they happen to learn anything from the test or did it turn out to be purely for the amusement of the staff?
They confirmed what he already knew! But what would the patient know….
Ach, who listens to the patient? 🙄
Not the [rofessionals, thats for sure….worried they might learn something.
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! 😉 😀 😛
PATS and RUBS!!! ❤️
Oh dear, that sounds like a test a friend told me about. I don’t think I am curious enough to go through what she did. Was your test worth it for you? Did you learn something valuable? I hope it was worth it! ❤️
The world can thank me that I keep mom’s ego in check. – Toby
No, that test wasn’t worth it. Well, it ruled out one thing…then it took a few more tests to figure something out. Long story. It is a painful med-issue, but not life-threatening, so I chose not to do anything invasive about it.
HA! Toby! 😀 Cooper does the same for me! 😀
I am sorry to hear that you have to live with pain like that. Does puppy therapy help at all?
I’m pretty much ready to throw in the towel with testing. Everyone seems to have a “well, it hasn’t killed you yet, so why worry?” attitude. Just call me Alfred E. Newman.
Oh, puppy therapy is THE best therapy! 🙂
You are still the luckiest woman on the face of the Earth
It’s ‘cause she’s got me, isn’t it?!? – Toby
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!
Ouch. I’m glad your GP is looking put for you and not relying blindly on tests!