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Support and helpful advice much needed

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  • Posted By: NikeTick
  • July 12, 2011
  • 00:46 PM

Hi,new to this forum but feel as though I need to be posting on something so as I can discuss my problem as it is very frustrating indeed.
Just over 13 weeks ago I slept on my arm in a funny position for no more than 3 hours. I awoke to find I was unable to extent my wrist and fingers on my left hand. Went to accident and emergency and the consultant on shift said it was saturday night palsy and that feeling should return within a few days. A few days passed in which I wore a splint for the majority of the time, taking it off when asleep, washing, dressing etc.
Went to see the GP who advised to leave the splint off to allow my arm to move freely and that I was being referred to physiotherapy. I attended 3 sessions and was referred back to the GP as they could not do anything productive in terms of rehab at the time and I needed to see a specialist. Since then I have seen a hand specialist and had nerve conduction studies and an EMG and am attending a follow up appointment next tuesday.
In the time since it happened I have trudged through the internet trying to find any more information on this problem and anyone with an experience that I can currently relate to but there is such a broad spectrum of healing times and outcomes its hard to understand why its taking so long to heal given that it was a 'daft' situation that caused it.
Anyway the reason why it seems like the end of the world is that i'm a semi-pro guitarist and have not been able to play for nearly 14 weeks, guitar is my life and it seems at the moment it will never come back!
Anyway just wanted to share my story, any words of wisdom or experiences would be gratefully appreciated!

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