Friday, May 03, 2013
So I haven't really been doing much drawing the last few days as my hands have been going numb on and off everyday since Wednesday. Little frustrating when I want to draw and I have a few things left to finish up for college.
Now saying numb is not exactly right. I have feeling in my hands, but can't control where they go. So when my hands get like this, using a pencil is out since I can't have any type of detail and can't really control where a pencil/brush/etc lands. And because it can be pretty painful, burning,(but my hands will be freezing) plus a pins and needles feeling,(like having a foot that has fallen asleep but times the feeling by 10), I can't do things I normally could.
And the feeling can last for hours, or last for minutes. It took me 3 times as long to draw that fox line art then it normally would because I had to stop as I couldn't hold the pencil at all. Typing is fun :p My fingers miss keys all the time, and my hand just gets too tired to move.
This has happened before, went away last time, and its more of a flare up then a relapse, so should go away with time again, (hopefully).
A lot of people don't realize how unpredictable MS can be. One moment you could be fine, have energy, be able to walk, be "normal". And then in the next moment, you could stumble, have problems walking, lose your sight, have problems talking, the list is endless.You can't really predict when any of this can happen, you can sometimes try to avoid situations that might trigger a symptom, (I try to avoid really warm places, I can get to the point I can't move at all if I get too warm), but avoiding possible triggers is not always possible. Nothing triggered my numb hands, they just happened.
I have been thinking of talking more about how MS affects me in the blog, haven't really before since I don't want to come across as wanting sympathy. But I know there are some people that are curious about MS and how a person can deal with it, so might start talking about it more. And it gives me something to write about when I can't draw.