Thursday, August 12, 2010
Doctor to me: "Are you on the computer alot?"
A few days ago, I was lying in bed with my crazy thoughts when I experienced a tingling sensation on my left hand. I thought it had fallen asleep and thought nothing of it. However, the next day I still had the numbness in my hand. This freaked me out! In my mind, I'm laying in a casket or connected to an I.V ( I tend to consider worse case scenarios). I wasn't sure what was wrong with me so I exercised hoping I would feel better. The tingling was still there so I went to a a Korean accupuncture who fed me some bullshit and put pins in my body to " spread the energy ". I'm big on supplements and "alternative healing" so I gave it a shot. $100 dollars later, the numbness was still there. I told the "doctor" that and he replied with, " it's going to take a few times before it goes away..." I was had but he was a good salesperson so he got rewarded for his performance.
Today I went to a clinic for poor people since I don't have health insurance and I am poor. The doctor did some test on my hands. " Do you text alot?" "Everyday" I responded "Are you on the computer alot? I sheepishly answer "yes". ( I didn't mention this blog). The doctor said that I have to limit my computer use, take Ibuprofen, and squeeze a tennis ball. He believes that I just have a pinched nerve. So in the next few days, I may take some time off on a doctor's order. This Saturday I will also take more tests to check my blood pressure and cholesterol levels just to make sure I'm ok.