Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Good News and Not-So-Good News

A quick update on my carpal tunnel--

I had my EEG test on my wrist/ hand today to check for nerve damage due to the numbness and tingling in my right hand. The good news is that the test came back normal w/ no nerve damage. Yay! The not-so-good news is that they're positive that I have carpal tunnel syndrome since I'm responding well to the brace, had decreased something or other in my right index finger today, and other symptoms. :(

I go back in a few weeks, so keep me in your thoughts that things continue to feel ok.


abi said...

glad to hear that you don't have nerve damage! But bummer about the brace not helping : ( Hang in there!

RagamuffinQuilts said...

Best wishes to you! I have carpal tunnel in my wrist too. I was diagnosed about 6 years ago when I had extreme numbness & pain. The dr. gave me a night brace to wear as often as needed. At first I wore it day & night then just at night. I hadn't used it in over a year at all until recently due to some extra hand work I've been doing and all the typing/key entry.

Anyway, great that there is no nerve damage...the brace does WONDERS!!!!

tscrapper said...

Absolutely! The brace has been doing wonders the last month, so I'm hoping I can just keep using it at night w/ no other treatment for awhile.