Back to Monday…
We were home from Pittsburgh for about an hour or so and I started to feel a tingling sensation in my left hand, wrist, arm, shoulder and neck. I had a tingling in my wrist a couple of weeks ago but this wasn’t going away. Since I was already at the computer, I checked out those symptoms on-line (possible stroke or heart attack) and decided to go to the hospital. After numerous tests (and I mean numerous), they ruled out a stroke and heart issues. I most likely have a pinched nerve. Could be serious but not life-threatening.
Did I feel a bit like a hypochondriac or stupid by going to the hospital for a little tingling? After it was all over, yes. But given my family history and my recent bout with a blood clot in my leg, I thought it best to get checked out. I wasn’t 100% sure I was alright and I wasn’t willing to risk my life by staying at home.
Seriously: If you think you are having a medical emergency, get help. It’s better to feel stupid after it’s over than to suffer permanent damage or even worse, be dead.
I had a bad reaction to the adhesive pads they used for the heart monitor and I have itchy red welts to prove it! I’ve never had a reaction to something like that before but I’ve never had those pads attached to my body for that length of time either.
Lightbulb moment: Can my knitting be the cause of this pinched nerve?
I did start these at the hospital.
And I forgot to mention that yesterday was International Beer Day!
The Lace Hem Top is still a WIP. After I figured out the short row shaping and bound off the shoulders, I was not happy. I ripped out the last six rows and will attempt (for the last time, I hope) to get it right. I am a perfectionist and I want this to be as perfect as I can make it. Mr. Aitch will be out this evening so I can devote my entire attention to finishing this project.
Love the mittens. Yes, you are so right it’s much better to be an alive idiot!
I have a similar reaction to a particular plaster. In fact I still have a mark from where this type of plaster was used during my stem cell transplant in May! I found out then that you can take an antihistimine to alleviate the itching if needed. You wouldn’t think a bit of plaster could be so mischievous.