moving my hand
I just wanted to blog about something positive. Ever since the seizure/ pass out/ whatever it was, I have been feeling a lot of anxiety, I can't tell if I am feeling the onset of a seizure, regular dizziness, or just anxiety that its going to happen again but it is pretty frustrating. I just have to tell myself "I'm okay. I don't have seizures anymore". I keep repeating it until my mind goes back to normal.
Well I just wanted to share with you guys the joy of moving my hand! I can sleep with the splint on now. I exercise my hand when Im sitting at work at the desk. I am doing my e-stim right now. I can tell it is really helping. I remember when I could barely pry my fingers open using my good hand. Now my fingers are loose all the time. Even with the wrist support I can tell my fingers are looser. They dont dig in my hand and it seems like they are coming open more instead of being completely balled up. My thumb stays the straightest and sometimes it feels like I am straightening it when I really focus and try to move it.
The only issue now is my wrist. Its like the straighter my fingers get the more bent my wrist gets. At night when I wear the splint, my fingers are good but my wrist doesnt stay straight. Is there anything I can do to straighten my wrist besides wearing the splint at night which doesnt really keep my wrist strapped down all the time? Im afraid to do weight bearing again because more than one OT told me that its too much for my muscles and can actually lead to more tone.