Friday, March 26, 2010

Pins & Needles

Lately I've been waking up to pins and needles in my left hand. Worse, my grip isn't what it used to be. This is all bad news because I'm a southpaw and save for eating and writing, it's 'Ms Leftie' who's been busy all these years.

The other night the pricklings were more painful than usual, prompting Pak Abu to help massage the hand in an effort to alleviate the pain. Then he noticed what I didn't; that the veins were rather taut and the skin surface were darker than usual, the kind associated with oxygen deprivation.

Now, all these certainly have me worried a bit. Frankly, it takes a lot to get me to this worrisome stage. I don't usually pander to my aches and pains, contributing them to the ageing process most times. I am, after all, in my mid-fifties.

But I guess I can't continue to be flippant about my health anymore, not when these seemingly minor ailments are beginning to have an impact on my total well-being, physically and otherwise. Oh how I hate the thought of going for a medical check-up!

16 comments:

mamasita said...

O Puteri..I hope its nothing serious..cepat go and check..angin kot?

Kak Teh said...
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Kak Teh said...

puteri, think no more - get yourself to the doctor. read: PIN NEEDLES LEFT HAND SIDE. Please go. Believe me, i know. and take care.

sorry that was me up there with typos.(again)

Naz said...

Must go, Kak Puteri. ASAP.
Take good care of yourself OK

D said...

yes, K Teh & Naz are right - hope you've gone already!

Shahieda said...

Please take care KP! Those signs should not be ignored! Hope you're at the doctor's already :)

Didn't know you were left handed, I'm a lefty too ;)

pakmat said...

..no buts, lady..and no self-medications..a trip to the doc first..followed by a visit to a good masseur later..all the best..

Pi Bani said...

Hah, dah ramai bagi nasihat tu... so what else can I say but... GO see the doctor! (if you haven't done so already lah...)

kay_leeda said...

Kak Puteri,

Please have the doctor run checks the soonest possible. No buts, just go. Take care okay.

Pat said...

I hope that by the time you read this - you can say that you have been to the doc's and can 'report' back to us that all is well.

DrSam said...

Dear Sis,

By the way you describing it, it could be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Anyway it's best for you to see the doctor and have a thorough check up. Please get well soon...

Kama said...

dear friends, thanks a mil for your concern. and dr sam, tq for giving it a name (walaupun namanya pun 'menyeriaukan'). yes, i'm definitely going to see a doctor monday, insyaallah..

Kama said...

btw, a chatter friend of mine left a somewhat scary msg on my FB wall semalam. says her ex-hubby was afflicted with same late last year. went to check and found out a host of ailments and died in dec. aiyoo..! that woman scared the hell out of me lah..

Pat said...

Aiyoh, why do we need friends like that, ah? I'm sure she meant well - but just point her my way, and let me wring her neck for you, just the same!

Just chill lah. Go see the doctor, and believe that all will be well!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Puteri,
If it's CTS, all it needs is for an orthopaedic surgeon to poke some needles and release tension - takes only local anasthaetic and half-day ward, OK? So, jangan takut jumpa doktor! Will be as good as new after rest of about 2 weeks. purrr....meow!

Pp said...

ah, i am late. hope your medical check up reveals news not so scary.
get well, keep well ~!

Pp