What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
It’s been a few day’s since I wrote, but there is good reason for this.
See, I’m dying.
Well,not really dying, but there are parts of me that are.
Basically, I went to the doctor today, and he told me that my muscles in my left hand are dying.
He said that I have Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and that unless I get surgery, my arm will slowly fade away.
Now, I think that it could be kind of cool if I had a baby arm, but would rather the only baby arm I have be the one in my pants.
So, I looked up Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and found out some interesting things about it.
Since this website is supposed to be educational and funny, here is what Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is:
“Cubital tunnel syndrome is the effect of pressure on the ulnar nerve, one of the main nerves of the hand. It can result in a variety of problems, including pain, swelling, weakness or clumsiness of the hand and tingling or numbness of the ring and small fingers. It also often results in elbow pain on the side of the arm next to the chest.”
But, there is something very very interesting about this surgery.
“How successful is treatment?
- Surgery helps about four out of five people. Some people will have some permanent areas of numbness around their elbow or forearm as a result of surgery.
Let’s look at this for a second.
4 out of 5 sounds like it’s real good odds.
However, it’s only 20 percent.
20 percent chance my arm won’t work.
Would you take those odds?
If there was a 20 percent chance your plane would crash would you get on the plane?
If there was a 20 percent chance the steak you were about to eat was spit on, would you eat that steak?
If there was a 20 percent chance your baby would be born retarded, would you have it?
If your Sarah Palin then yes.
Pray for me.