Well it’s been a little over a week since I finished my Solu-Medrol (Steroids) IV treatments so I just thought I would give a quick update on my progress.
So far the only significant change I’ve seen is the disappearance of the pins and needles sensation in my legs. Today however I can definitely say my left hand does not feel as stiff as it first did, I still am experiencing the pins and needles, but the numbness does not seem as bad. A few days ago I picked up a guitar and I could not feel the strings, could not get my fingers placed properly, but today I can kind of feel the strings and I can make my fingers position over a cord, it’s not easy, and I can’t do it well enough to play, but it’s enough for me to see that there has been some progress. Another quick note, I can still feel some light pins and needles in my right hand when I make a fist but otherwise it’s fine.
Aside from the pins and needles and loss of fine motor control in my hand, the only other problem I am really noticing is my balance which has been slightly off but it’s not that bad, it’s just not as good as it should be. My peripheral vision has been a little funky to, I can see everything crystal clear when I look straight at it but my peripheral vision is kind of fuzzy again but this time around it’s not affecting me the same because I’ve already trained myself to constantly scan my surroundings to compensate for the loss of peripheral vision so I’m not too worried there.
Okay, not really anything else to report on, back to the waiting game! I’ll update soon!