So, back to square one. I am numb & disappointed. Was my initial diagnosis wrong?? I probably did have CTS, typical while pregnant, but why all the persistent symptoms since then?? RSI maybe?? Friday my hands were quite good, i started to wonder if i had hysterical CTS or was it psychosomatic?? Trying not to dwell, i'll keep resting my hands in the meantime. I was frustrated that the neurologist was there to confirm CTS ONLY, nothing else, fine point of the needle specialist attitude, no consultation or advice, just my $275 for 15 minutes in his office, thank you very much.
Just to refresh your memory, this is my sensitive soul, my Nina, who skips through life & curls up on toadstools, she loathes that she has mild asthma & eczema, she likes her fashion style to be left of centre, not her health. When the sweet optometrist gently said she'll need glasses for 'reading & computer work' my daughter mouthed to me "i'll just stop reading", i could feel her freeze up. She held it together, we chose some cool blue Converse frames, $598 later (phew $280 back from private health insurance) we left & then the tears started rolling. I suggested her long distance eye sight was too good & made Six Million Dollar Man sound affects, she was not impressed.
So she's calmer now, still demanding she won't wear her glasses but also asking questions of how she'll care for them between classes. I smell a breakthrough, absolutely thanks to all the instant positive feedback. The glasses might only be required for a year, to prevent future eye issues & she has asked if she can bury them in the garden after 364 days (yes, one day shy of a year, that's my girl!!) She'll have them for the last week of school, then holiday light reading to get used to them. It's all about how you approach this situation, the atmosphere, the wording - i said "oh reading, & you know, craft, stitching, drawing & art" all the things she holds dear, or i would have lost her!! Last thing she heard as she fell asleep tonight was "i'm so proud of you". Bless her heart, i love how she always lets me know how she's feeling, internalise & implode otherwise.
Thanks Maxabella Loves, i'm grateful for medical advice, in all it's forms, love Posie