I was having numbness and tingling in my arms and hands, so I contacted my surgeon. He sent me to a neurologist, who had me do some blood tests and an MRI. Luckily for me, I will be fine with physical therapy. It's just the nerve getting compressed due to raped changes in my body with rapid weight loss. BUT, it could have been way worse. I urge you to call your surgeons office and give them a detailed description of what is happening. The reason my surgeon had me go to the neurologist was because we needed to find out if I had some demylonization (I'm sure I spelled that way wrong), which means that my body could have been "eating" the protective protein coating that covers the nerves. this is a very bad thing that can lead to pernmanent nerve damage. Treatment for this involves gaining weight, having a port put in that you hook a tube up to every night to feed electrolytes and such into you through IV, and other nastiness. Like I said, thankfully, I got the lesser of the evils, and the numbness is virtually non-existant. However, last week I suddenly developed numbness in the lower half of my left leg. I had one of my co-workers, who is a physical therapist, look at it, and she feels that the numbness, and weakness that I didn't realize I had until she tested me, are probably caused by the same thing as the hand/arm thing was, so I am doing some therapy for that, too. I've gotten used to having pain in random muscle groups for a few days or weeks at a time, but this numbness thing sucks. You should check with a professional, though, just to make sure it's nothing serious.
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