Monday, April 24, 2006
I had my appointment at the Polyclinic this morning. For about 2 years Ive suffered bone pain in my right arm which comes and goes. It drives me crazy at night some times. I finally went to the doctors about it and saw a different doctor to usual. She was pretty useless. She told me I carpal tunnel syndrome. I told her that I dont have carpel tunnel syndrome. Anyway, she made me this appointment with the surgical clinic. I saw a nice doctor there who said my doctor had written to him and asked him to assure me that I had carpel tunnel syndrome. Well, he did a few tests, spent a long time taking my pulse with my hand bend backwards and forwards and told me that I definitely dont have carpel tunnel syndrome as I dont have the right symptoms or pain for that. Tell me something I dont know! But he took me seriously which I was pleased about as sometime doctors can treat their patients like hyperchondriacs. He is sending me an appointment to get an x-ray done. He thinks that the pain I'm experiencing sounds like I could have cysts in the bone. Im not sure if thats something they can treat or if like many cysts they would just leave them there. I will be glad to get the x-ray done and to find out for sure. I wonder how long I'll have to wait for that appointment.