In message <***@mid.individual.net>, LFS
>On 07/12/2017 16:38, Rosalind Mitchell wrote:
>> Yes, of course I will see the doc.
>> But meanwhile, do any of you know anything about CTS? And if my
>> include intense intermittent pain across the back of my hand, and
>> my thumb and index fnger sometimes refusing to behave themselves,
I had what I was told might be it (though I don't like having a
"syndrome"), a decade or two ago - I don't remember that much pain
though; more like intense and continuous pins and needles, and a certain
numbness. I don't remember bits not working, though there might have
been actions I avoided doing because they made the discomfort worse.
The doc (I think it was a doc) suggested I just try using my other hand
for the mouse, which I did (I'd been using my left), and he'd look into
doing more if that didn't sort it - which it did, so we didn't look
I think there was some overlap with RSI. But the CT was definitely
mentioned: it's where the nerves go into the hand. When he described it
to me, I said it's a bit like where/how the wires go into a plug: he
seemed a little surprised at the analogy, but agreed it is similar!
>> might CTS explain it? If not, is anything else a likely culprit?
_Is_ there a repetitive movement you do a lot? (Maybe related to
>> I get something similar with my toes not behaving too, but in the
>> not the daytime like the hand. I know about the arthritis in my toes and
>> the sciatica pains and I don't think they are related.
>> Am I just getting old and starting to fall to bits, do you think?
>I have nothing to offer on this (I'm the wrong sort of Dr) but I hope
>you can get it sorted easily.
>These days I'm just delighted when I wake up in the morning if
>everything that worked when I went to sleep is still working.
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
"The wish of the lazy to allow unsupervised access [to the internet] to their
children should not reduce all adults browsing to the level of suitability for a
five-year-old." Yaman Akdeniz, quoted in Inter//face (The Times, 1999-2-10): p12