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Jude
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I had a traumatic nerve injury, the brachial plexis. I took a [...]

Posted by @judyf, Jul 23, 2015

I had a traumatic nerve injury, the brachial plexis. I took a fall on my ranch here in CA and my shoulder somehow got caught in the 4×4 pig wire fence and dislocated my shoulder and fractured it. I could not feel my arm for a while. They did surgery immediately. My whole are was numb like when you go to the dentist and have novicane and it is just wearing off. Except, it never wears off. My fingers spasm so bad that I have to actually pull my fingers away from the palm of my hand. I am on meds to no avail. The numbness/tingling is now only about 4 inches above the wrist in to my fingers. I have lots of gross motor skills, but the fine motor skills are not so good. I cannot hold a knife to cut anything as my hand starts to spasm and forget it. I either have someone cut my food, or I eat like a heathen. I don’t go out to eat any more. My hand has atrophied. Anyone have any suggestions? My neurologist says this is as good as it gets. I was told I have made more progress than they have ever seen. I want more! I want to be normal!

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