mothmin... I am on a prescription to help with the pain... but on a few sites that I've visited, it gave me some helpful information that I've been trying to do... such as... not sleeping on my stomach (usually your arms are bent and that can inflame or entrap the ulnar nerve), taking care when on the computer to try not to rest my elbow on the arm rest or when on the phone to switch hands often so the elbow does not become tired (when your arm is bent, the ulnar is most likely to become entrapped or inflammed)... also, try not to hold your head up with your hand!! (rest your chin in your palm), try to keep arm extended and not bent when possible...
all good advice that I think has been helping. but I'm going to go back and see MY doctor and get him to refer me to a specialist again... I want a re-assessment done on my nerve... how much it's recovered, if I'll ever get total feeling back, stuff like that.
thanks for your concern and your responding to my posting. it's very much appreciated!