This is what has been slowing me down for the last 6 weeks. I haven't told anyone about it until now. I guess I was kinda hoping that it would just go away.
What is it? It is yet to be determined, I still have a nerve conduction test to take and a possible MRI of my neck.
Lot's of numbness, pins and needles, burning, aching, inability to grasp and shooting pain. The thing that really bites the big one is that it is both of my hands at the same time. There was a point where it was too painful to brush my teeth and hair or turn a door knob.
My fingers are normally long and slender but they have been swollen for so long that I have forgotten what my knuckles look like. My fingers are big fat sausages now. I wake up several times a night in pain. And of course even typing on the computer is difficult.
I don't know if this has anything to do with the neck injury I received a few months back as there seems to be some connection there. What I really think though is that it is a combination of factors. I have been doing heavy construction for weeks on end and I think my poor hands have just given up. I have been in worse pain but I am not sure I have been much more frustrated than this. I am trying to keep my spirits up, and of course doing what I can to stay busy and productive, but life has been really challenging lately.
One of the worst things is that my house is the messiest it has ever been...and I HATE that.
Taking away the hands of an artist is like taking away the voice of a singer, but I am sure there is a good lesson for me to learn in this somewhere.