Carpal Tunnel no fun

I have been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

This explains the hand and finger numbness I have been feeling off and on for the last few years.

In the past 2 weeks, this numbness has become much worse. I wake up in the mornings unable to clench my fists, and often feel tingling numbness on my fingers. My hands and wrists feel weak throughout the day. I also realise now why I have been clumsily dropping things more often, most notably dropping (and breaking) a ceramic spoon at friend's place.

Sadly the doc took one look at my hands and say that I already have some muscle degeneration, which means that I have been having this problem for sometime (and not during my pregnancy). He has prescribed some Vitamin B complex for me, but says that I should consider surgery at some point because that is the only thing that could help.

I pray I don't ever drop my baby!

[Oops, I just realised that my last entry didn't have a Gratitude Post. I also didn't want to write this entry at first because the numbness on my hands just made me not want to type. But some interesting things happened today, and I can only say, Praise God!]

Gratitude Post:
- Bubbles and I saw an adorable little squirrel scampering on a tree during our daily morning walk. It was a lovely shared experience for the both of us
- 2 yellow birds also flew past, showing flashes of brillant yellow against the leafy greens


Winifred said...

Sorry to hear about the Carpal Tunnel dear. Do be more careful. xx

Anonymous said...

Oh dear. Take care!!!

Debra said...

I had really bad Carpal Tunnel Syndrome throughout my whole pregnancy so I know how miserable it can be! Hope the vits help somewhat :)

Cindy said...

Oh dear. Hope the vits help! :( Do take care!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Thanks - I try to be, esp with baby!

Thanks :)

oh dear - must have been nasty! Is it better now that the pregnancy is over? I was hoping mine had something to do with the pregnancy/giving birth so it would be temporary. But it seems that it is not the case :(

thanks dear - so far not much improvement though :(