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Thread #112315 Message #2437940
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
11-Sep-08 - 10:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Small' Strokes
Subject: RE: BS: 'Small' Strokes
Just noticed in the last few days that an area of my left arm, the outside of the narrow part of the palm from the fingers up to just above the wrist feels permanently different (when I rub my fingers along there) to the other side- slightly numb - no recent noticeable 'traumatic' episode to link with it... no noticeable effect on any other mobility issues fortunately.
Sigh... Better get that coffin measured...
I had enormous hassle (vertigo, inability to focus after a few minutes, etc) for years with being unable to use my glasses - to exactly the same prescription as my contact lenses - for 2 decades. The new optometrist agreed that since the glasses had astigmatism correction that the contact lenses didn't, maybe that was the cause of the hassle - the brain freaking out with the minor focusing changes. Needed new frames anyway recently - so he agreed that leaving out the astigmnatism correction was worth a try.
Problem instantly and permanently solved!
Even though their 'training' seems to teach that the correction SHOULD be in the glasses anyway - I used to wear the lenses for a greater proportion of time than the glasses - it seems that my eye/brain system copes better without the correction factor at all. Now I can swap from one to the other without any hassle - though the glasses are deliberately designed to allow closer focusing for 'round the house' and the contacts better for distance for driving.
Dunno how relevant to you that could be Susan! :-)
I do agree with your "I just had to treat it as non-significant information". That seems to be the trick to help rewire the beastie...