So several of you asked for an update and here it is.
It was Needle Day the end of May. I had an EMG (they stab you with little needles to see if there is nerve damage…sounds like fun, right? ) that found neuropathy in my hands which is probably carpal tunnel.
Later that day I had the blood test for cancer markers which my Oncologist said still shows that I am cancer free!
It was a painful day, but the worst part was I had to wear a red wrap instead of a purple one. Oh, the horror! ROFL
After seeing the neurologist again for his thoughts on the matter, I now have a few more diagnoses to add to the list. Along with the neuropathy and growing arthritis, I now also have Essential Tremors. This is usually familial but isn’t for me as nobody in my family knows of anyone else in the family who has/had it.
It isn’t serious like the Parkinson’s and such they ruled out and it is slow growing. I’ve probably had it since I was in my late 20s. I thought it was a sugar problem as it was mostly in the mornings before I ate as well as several times I had what I thought was a reaction to too much sugar. I’ve since limited my sugar intake. However, I do poke myself in the eye with my mascara and have been known to spill my coffee if I’m not careful in the mornings. Other than that, I’m good to go for a while. When I’m in my 70s or 80s and I begin to resemble Katherine Hepburn, the medical community may have some better treatments. Until then, I watch my sleep, sugar, food, and try not to stress too much when people think I’m nervous or on something. LOL
Since most of these diagnoses don’t show up in blood tests, I can confidently say that I’m NOT weird! Now some of you may not agree, but to paraphrase Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, I’m not weird; my doctor had me tested!