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

5 comments:

Winifred said...

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

theqian 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 said...

winifred:
Thanks - I try to be, esp with baby!

theqian:
Thanks :)

debra:
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 :(

cindy:
thanks dear - so far not much improvement though :(