When I went for my CT myelo on Thursday, the nurse had a hard time getting the IV in. It took her FOUR tries to get the darn thing in. On the third try, she got the ultrasound machine and found a vein just above the inside of my elbow on my left arm. Well, as soon as she stuck me, I felt a painful electric shock go down my entire left arm. Naturally, I jumped and yelped in pain and begged her to remove it. She dug around for a few seconds before deciding to take it out. Since then, there is an area of numbness on my forearm, and today it really hurts. I have this burning sensation in my arm, and whenever I extend my arm to reach for something, I feel more of that electric shock sensation. Obviously she hit a nerve when she stuck me. I've never had this happen before, though. Will this go away on it's own? How long will it take to get better?
In any case, now my left arm matches my back and legs! I'm in terrible pain today to begin with, so this was the last thing I needed. My legs still have that pins and needles sensation, and a couple of times have nearly given out on me. I'm just going to take it easy the next few days. I have an appt with the NS on Tuesday, so I'll mention my arm to him as well.