That's right. I am forgoing "Six Word Saturday" to give you the latest scoop...
To bring you all up to speed...
So, when the whole numbing, tingling business started, I went to my chiropractor, thinking maybe it was a pinched nerve. Not a pinched nerve.
I then went to my family physician, thinking it may be Shingles, because I was told that many times people get "tingling" in odd places as a precursor to shingles. Not Shingles.
The Dr. said that pitter-patters and tingling on a woman's right side is often associated with the heart. But, it could also be an infection, or maybe even something like thyroid or cholesterol. I was sent to the lab and referred to a cardiologist.
Lab work came back great. Heart tests came back great. Next up... I had a friend tell me about her experience with aspartame poisoning and two others about MS. All three said that "tingling in the extremities" was an early symptom. Dr. said it was not aspartame. She ordered an MRI.
Had the MRI done on Monday. Friday morning the Dr. called me with the results. a "bulging neck disk" placing pressure on my spinal chord. Well, quite frankly, I hate calling it that. No one wants to hear that any part of them is "bulging". It is basically the same as a herniated disk, except it is called "bulging" because it extends beyond the normal boundaries. (picture a man's bulging belly "extending" beyond his normal waistline... yeah, like that.)
Anyway, the bulging or herniated disk can cause quite a bit of pain, and of course explains the parasthesia in my arm, chest, tongue and lips too.
So, the goal is to treat it with physical therapy, and of course surgery being the last option. I am optimistic that the physical therapy will work. So there you have it... the scoop.
Speaking of scoops, check out this "modern" ice cream scooper. I mean it's cool and all... but it just doesn't seem the same.