I haven't been around for a couple of days because I haven't felt well. I have had severe pain radiating down my left arm. It was so bad a couple of nights ago that I went to the Emergency Room. After 7 hours of tests I was assured by the doctor at the hospital that I wasn't having a heart attack. Than I was told not to use my arm for several days, and was sent home.
I went to the neurologist today (it was a previously scheduled appointment for my narcolepsy) and the doctor said I had a pinched nerve in my neck and it was causing the problem in my arm. He said he thought I had problems with the disks in my and neck and back. He gave me six days worth of Prednisone to take away the inflammation in the arm, in hopes that if the swelling went down, the disk or disks would go back into place. If they do not, I will have to have an MRI and other tests in two weeks. There is a possibility that I have slipped disks or maybe even something called spinal stenosis. I won't bore you all with what spinal stenosis is right now. I'll wait to see what Dr. Roy says I have, and go from there.
Ugh, another illness, LOL. I am going to try not to panic, and hope that this is only temporary; that the illness and the symptoms will be gone after the six days. I don't want neck and back problems. I used to have them pretty severely.
Love you all, Krissy :)