I hope you're all okay today... I really do. This site (I only discovered a day or two ago) has been a real comfort the past couple of days.
I had to have a Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) and an Electromyogram yesterday. Basically, an NCS is where they pass currents of electric through a place on your body to check that the nerve signals are working as they should. An Electromyogram is where they put tiny needles (like acupuncture) into your muscles and you have to tense to see if they're functioning correctly.
The test came out that I'm alright on both accounts. For most people this would be a point of celebration, but I'm back to square one with my chronic pain diagnosis.
So far, the X-Ray was clear so it's not my bones, the MRI was clear so it's not cartilage or ligaments, now the NCS and Electromyogram is clear so it's not my muscles or nerves...
I'm trying so hard to be positive, but I don't know what else there is for them to check.. I have to go back to pain management now but I don't want to just be put on medication and shooed away. On my worst days, I already have to take liquid morphine and
paracetamol which really messes with my body (although, yes, the combination does subdue the pain for short bursts of time
I'm just really struggling to think positively here. I feel like no one believes how much pain I'm in, because only my husband, mum and mum-in-law have seen me in that way...