Monday, July 13, 2009
I had an interesting little test today at the Virginia Mason Hospital Neuroscience Clinic, a Nerve Conduction test. I have had carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms for years now, and wear a brace on my right hand at night. Now that I'm officially old and on Medicare, I decided it was time to push harder with my Doc, and saw her last week. The result was more back xrays, and referrals for my hands. So today I had electrodes stuck to my hands and wrists and was told to relax my hands and arms while electric jolts "stimulated" my nerves. I can report that I do have nerves, and that when jolted, they make things jerk around. And that's all I know so far. When I got home, I had a message to call my doctor. The new xrays show the spondylolisthesis in my back is "mobile", which means "not stabilized". So now I have a new referral to Neuroscience. This will be a long saga. Don't hold your breath for me. I'm just glad to be getting more information so I know what's going on.