Thursday, November 18, 2010

mmmm smell that?

Anyone who's known me for even two seconds or been to my house knows I love my candles, especially at the Holidays!  So I'm hoping to win a glorious one from Leslie - one of the famous Minnesota bloggers!  You can go to her place and enter her contest - she's giving away a rather pricey candle, some treats, and other goodies.

Today has been interesting - including the smell of electrocuted flesh.  OK I'm being dramatic, but yes I was electrocuted.

I've been having some nerve pain that's been getting on my nerves (HA!) for years, so I'm finally seeing a doctor.  Today they did a test to truly measure or record or whatever sadistic neurologists do. I should have known I was in trouble when he starting taping metal plates to various spots on my hand and arm.  I was expecting a little hum.  He put a scary looking instrument on my inner arm and calmly said "here comes the first shock".

"JESUS CHRIST!!!" I cried as I levitated 3 feet off the table!  I barely inhaled when he evenly stated "and another".

"HOLY SHIT!!!" I screamed as I crapped my pants.  Then started laughing hysterically.  OK I didn't really crap my pants but the hysterical laughter and trucker swearing went on for quite a while.  He never blinked, which tells me it's a standard reaction or he's Dr. S&M.

But he wasn't done, oh no.  The session went on to an electric needle that he stuck in various muscles of my arm, shoulder, and neck.  His conclusion is that yes indeed I have carpal tunnel but he hasn't ruled out Lyme Disease.  The good news is that I'm alive and my profanity gland is in excellent working order.

8 comments:

SkylersDad said...

You should have grabbed hold of his junk and told him "Now we aren't going to hurt each other, are we"?

Lesli said...

Thanks for mentioning my giveaway! Yes, I am giving away a choice of 1 of 3 of our Thymes seasonal candles, some Godiva chocolates, and a gift card to somewhere, probably of the winner's choice. I am flexible like that!

Mommy Lisa said...

I have had that test...it is HORRIFIC! It was right before "they" decided I needed a cervical laminectomy between c-5 & 6 vertabrae.

Ugh.

Anti-Supermom said...

I like SkylersDad's comment LOL. I can't imagine what you describe - ouch!

Churlita said...

I was starting to get carpal tunnel and I went to my chiropractor. She did something where she squished my forearm around and almost made me cry, but then it was gone the next day and I haven't had any more signs of it.

kirby said...

Do they make a garlic and rosemary scented candle? Because I would totally be into that.

Charlene said...

I would have paid a couple of bucks to see you levitate 3 feet off the table. I concur that this doctor is a sadist.

michaelg said...

Wow. I would pay for video of that.