T9 vertebral hemangioma....they think
Hi all. I don't know where to begin, so I guess I'll start at March 12, 2012. That evening, my left index, middle and ring finger decided to go numb, to the point where I couldn't move them. They came back within about 30 minutes. I went to urgent care, doctor there said "nerve impingement," told me to take Aleve and wear a wrist brace. Since that day, I've had ongoing trouble with numbness and tingling in all of my limbs, even having further control issues with my left hand at the end of March. I had a nerve conduction study done, and all nerves in the arms are working properly. A cervical spine MRI showed "narrowing" and my doctor thought physical therapy would be worth a try. I started that mid-April, and it was helping, specifically cervical neck traction seemed to do the trick.
Fast forward to June 8, when the real pain started. I have been dealing with non-stop pain in my chest, which is the worst pain I've experienced in my life. Nothing seems to alleviate it other than narcotic drugs. I feel like I'm losing my mind, it's all I can do to just sit and not throw up sometimes. I then got a thoracic MRI which showed a "lesion" in the T9 vertebral body. The radiologist couldn't confirm that it was a hemangioma, so they recommended a CT scan. Five days later, I'm still awaiting results on that.
I know I haven't done my situation justice, since the pain makes it difficult to concentrate, but I've spend the last month thinking I'm dying, which adds lots of stress to an already bad situation.
Anyway, hello! Great first post, huh?