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Last Update: February 03, 2022

This is not about the Sitcom but about the changes happening to my right hand.

This started in December when I noticed I couldn't write properly with my right hand and thought it have been an onset of RSI or Carpal. No unbearable pain was involved but fingers and 3 toes later exhibited pain when stretched.

I visited the doctor a few days later, he ruled out mini-stroke and he felt there was some sensation on my right. I wasn't completely pleased with his examination but left anyway. He told me to see how it goes in two weeks.

I later developed difficulty with any task involving my right hand. The hand also appeared to have developed it's own mind. Simple task like this is currently a luxury but hopefully, this will change.

I returned to the doctor to be told I would be referred to MRI. The appointment was to be one month away, too long for my current feeling. Referral to physio led to being sent to Accident & Emergency. Admission later followed with various scans and tests and released the next day for further assessments later..

Initial results of the scan indicated lesion in the left brain. A fuller CT scan followed the next day, full results expected later this week. MRI scan to be done next week while I've been put on steriods.

What have I learned from this:

  • Our lives can change anytime, I typed this blog using my left hand.
  • Report of the doctor is not final but just an indication.
  • There's life at the end of the turnel.
  • I'm learning to use my left hand.
  • Learnt that the left brain controls our right side.
    Lots more to come, in the meantime send your possible thoughts!
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JeannineC Premium
Proof you need to always pursue and be your own advocate. Now you'll take charge right though all of this until you're back at 100%. Hope it all goes smoothly.
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Kav Premium
Yes will do.
That journey has started.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
It's a good job you didn't take no for an answer, my friend. I wish you well.
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Kav Premium
Yes.
It was definitely the way to go.
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RosanaHart Premium Plus
My possible thoughts are positive ones for you!
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Kav Premium
Thank you.
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DJSky Premium Plus
Glad to see you're getting the tests you need and didn't wait like the first doctor said to. I'm also glad to see you're still writing while doing your testing. this keeps your mind busy while you wait for the outcome.
I pray for your recovery.
Best of luck.
Dave
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Kav Premium
Thank you.
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Newme202 Premium
Wow Kav!
So glad you followed your gut instinct
I shudder to think of you had waited a month later
Please keep us posted
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Kav Premium
The doctor at the hospital was shocked at the treatment I got with my local doctor and asked me to make a formal complaint.
Thank you.
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Newme202 Premium
Please do!
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