2020年8月6日木曜日

About the feeling at the moment when nerves are connected

This article is a translation of an article written in October 2014.
Before I slept last night, I felt that the chest nerves that were broken were connected.

I used to undergo lumbar sympathetic ganglion block a long time ago, and it was the same feeling when the alcohol in the blockade was broken.

The place is the position of X in the figure.
A little below the throat and around the backbone.
It was the same height of the red circle in the rib gap where I always feel the nerve flowing.

At first, it was like water leaked from the crack, and after that, it flowed like a water discharge of dam.

At that time, I was lying in bed. I had a cramp on the left side of my abdomen, very numb with both arms, and my entire head had a fever for a while.

I was spending time thinking that there was still a break point in the center of my chest. I fell asleep after all.

The nerve flow to the shoulders and arms was extremely intense on both sides. As it was just the center of my body, I wasn't sure if it was the right side or the left side of the reversal connection. In other words, I wasn't sure about whether it was the part where I was feeling the nerve flow until now, or whether a new part was connected.

Today, it was back to as usual feeling. The feeling of nerve flow may have become smoother, but I don't know...
Even though I wrote 'as usual feeling', the numbness of my arms is terrible. For many years both arms have been numb and paralyzed. Though it also affects temperature, air pressure, and posture, especially when I am in a hot place or when I get on a train, my freedom of arms often becomes ineffective.
The situation has improved because I no longer have panic symptoms...

Because I felt like a new nerve connection, I hope that the situation will improve more. However, I am also a little worried because if my numbness gets worse, my life will be hindered.


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2020年8月2日日曜日

Momentary fever after reversal surgery

This article is a translation of an article written in October 2012.

In October, the temperature dropped a little.
Most of the time, I'm not sweating anymore, and I'm less feeling the nerve flowing.

However, I have noticed some changes recently.

Although the movement of nerves is not as intense as in summer, I still feel the flow.
I have had a temporary heat in my tummy and a hot back in the past few days, and I continue to violently feel the moving flow of nerves for a while, after such a thing happens.

When I ate a spicy food yesterday, face sweat came out after a long absence.
But what was unusual was that I sweated not only when I was eating spicy food, but when I was cooking. When I was making hot spicy ramen, I put the powdered soup in a pan, and after that I started to sweat a lot. Before I ate it, my sweat was already dropping, and after, it became even worse.


The other day, when I went to Korea, I ate hot spicy toppogi. At that time, I was only sweating a little, so almost no gustatory sweating per se. So, I think it's a one-off event with the recovery of nerves today.


There have been several other one-off events like this. For example, I've had a few times in the past when cigarette smoke came into my eye and suddenly stung my eye, then tears dripping down from one eye for a few minutes. Even if it gets into my eyes, it usually doesn't happen like this, but at that time I felt exactly the same as when cutting onions.
The same is true for 'earwax'. Originally my earwax was damp and sticky, but it was a little dry after the ETS surgery. However, after the reversal, I felt liquid oozing out in the back of my ears, which was also one-off event.

By the way, I had a lot of souvenirs from my trip to Korea, and I actually ate spicy ramen even today's lunch. But then I didn't sweat much.
However, today I have a cold feeling in the following places. From the elbow of the left arm to the upper arm (the back side) to the shoulder, the face on the left side (especially from the cheek to the head through the ear), and the back side of the right thigh. On the contrary, the cheek on the right is warm. However, I couldn't say yesterday that I didn't have such a thing, and I walked after eating, so maybe I didn't notice it.
Regarding the cold feeling, it wasn't because I was sweating. I also feel the flow of nerves, so I know that effect, but I don't know why I have cold feelings there. When I feel the flow of nerves, usually I get a fever (of a back or legs, etc) or a mass of heat may flow (to the upper body) , but very rarely, I may feel like this. However, it's not the first time, and it's something I've felt many times before.


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2020年7月30日木曜日

Sweat that began to appear in addition to compensatory sweating

This article is a translation of an article written in June 2012.

When I was working today, I sweated from my back and abdomen for an instant.

I was a little nervous during the meeting, I had the usual predictive feeling, then I sweated.
This is completely different from compensatory sweating, which is large but only momentary. When all the sweat that is prepared in the abdomen comes out, it's over...
By the way, regarding this "feeling like a sign", this is also happening with compensatory sweating.  At that time, I may feel anxious and feel like that want to escape from there. Today I was not in my heart in the meetings.

Such weird sweat happens every few days. This sweat is also linked to normal thermal sweating, and it sometimes happens during daytime outgoing in summer or during exercise. In such a case, it is impossible to distinguish between the compensatory sweating or this sweat that appears during the recovery process. Regarding the feeling of nerve movement and sweat volume, I commented as follows. "I think that when this kind of nerve movement completes, I can understand the final  way of sweating, but I am not sure how much sweat will decrease until it is connected." This includes that I can't figure the amount of sweat produced by compensatory sweat itself correctly because the sweat by this nerve movement is added  at the moment. Though I have wondered if compensatory sweating is a condition in which this "sudden sweat" continues to appear, judging from the point of my feeling, it seems that it is different.
By the way, this happened even in winter, but the frequency is not as much as now. And even if it happens, as wearing much clothes, so it's easier to spend than now.

As I had this type of sweat today, now my feeling of the nerve flow is fast. Now my right thumb and index finger, and the whole left hand, are very numb. I am feeling a strange feeling with nerves flowing in the both arms, the left half of the head, and the right shoulder. There is a feeling that my neck is pulled, and that my abdomen is uncomfortable. Not only did I feel the flow, but I trembled like a cramp around my chest.
I have had thik kind of uncomfortable condition every day for 10 years after reversal surgery, but when I felt that my left chest was completely connected, the same feeling around the left chest disappeared, so I think that this unpleasant sensation will be subsided if the right side is connected.

I will write about the situation at any time.


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2020年7月26日日曜日

About the nerves that flow through the head and the capillary nerves in the head

This article is a translation of an article written in January 2013.

When I was in the futon last night, I felt  a little crisp sound in my head with a fever around my neck.
The location depends on the time, but yesterday was from the top of my head to my back of my head. It's always happened between the bones of the head and the skin.
I have no pain or numbness. But these days, it's happening a bunch of times.

There used to be the same thing in the shoulder. It sounds like when a wet and deflated balloon is inflated a lot, similar to the sound of a plastic bag, and that sound occurred several times in both the right and left shoulders.

I now know that this is happening in the process of connecting the right chest nerves, and there used to be exactly the same thing in the process of connecting the left chest.
I think that the left side has already been connected about two years after undergoing the reversal surgery, but the momentum was strong because of the shorter period at that time. There were intense sounds in my head. For the first time, it happened while I was driving, so I still remember being surprised to stop the car.

I still feel the violent flow in my shoulders and hands, and also feel numbness and slight trembling of my hands as usual. Regarding the head, I feel that it is flowing to both the left and right temples, especially the left side. Also, my eyes are very puffy and heavy.

These are the only symptoms that are happening to me right now. But when severe, tears tattered endlessly for 5 to 10 minutes after my eye (usually only one eye) suddenly stains, or felt the nerve pain of the tooth like a tooth decay.
Other than that, when I was resting, it happened many times that my old memories suddenly revived like a daydream. My memory that, when I was little, I was playing in the backyard of my neighborhood. Next, when I was in elementary school. Next, in junior high school... Sudden recollections of old memories like this have occurred after undergoing reversal surgery.
In addition, I suddenly became suffocated, or my sight was completely white then I couldn't stand up. It was often the case that I avoided the eye and waited for the symptoms to pass and settle down. Though at various places, most often it happened by train. I repeated many times that I couldn't sleep for several days, or sometimes I couldn't help but sleep during the day...

Now the nerve flow is getting stronger day by day. Although I'm worried that the symptoms may become more severe, I also think that time may be settled for the recovery on the right side.

The figure below is a diagram of the nerves on the Wikipedia page for brachial plexus.
Red is an artery and yellow is a nerve.
As for the brachial plexus, as I wrote in a previous post (About the "feeling of nerve flow" that I feel after ETS reversal surgery #03), I think it is the part of the extension of the nerve that was resected by ETS and reconnected by reversal surgery.


In addition to my feeling, the arm nerves used in the previous post and the head nerves in this post only show the parts corresponding to the pipes in the figure, but actually, I think that there are capillary nerves wrapped in the upper and lower arms, and so do the shoulders, head and palms.
And I think the crispness in my shoulders and head is caused by the connection of those cotton-like nerves. Of course, I always feel the nerve flowing at such times.

I think the calf nerve from which I was transplanted may also be this kind of nerve.
I heard an explanation that it uses nerves to regenerate. I didn't make a sound when reconnecting, but I had a similar nerve feeling.
After ETS surgery, my arms became bright red when I hit the sunshine, my palms were flatterned, and moisture of my face and saliva and other secretions were reduced. I think that these symptoms are all bacause of driness of this nerve. I think that the nerves blocked by the ETS surgery affected not only the nerves for sweating the hands, but also all the nerves for wrapping and protecting the hands, arms, shoulders, head, ets...


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2020年7月21日火曜日

平年なら今日が梅雨明け

7月も後半となりましたが、まだまだ関東は梅雨真っ盛りと言った感じでどんよりした日が続いています。
気象庁が公表している平年の梅雨明け日(関東甲信越)は7月21日となっているので、日程的にはもういつ梅雨が明けてもおかしくない時期に差し掛かってます。でも、ネットニュースを見ると8月にずれ込む可能性も!?と書かれているところもありましたね。。

今日は(日が変わっちゃったから昨日ですね)昼間暑くて32℃にもなっていたのですが、そんな中、母を車椅子に乗せて公園まで散歩に行ってきました。

車椅子を押すのは特に重労働でもなんでもないのですが、やはりこの気温で外出すると当然のように汗が出ました。Tシャツの前も後ろも、そして一番ひどいところは脇が、びっしょりになりましたね。。
ただ、腰以下は全くの無汗で通常状態でした。そして今は顔からも普通並みにつぶつぶの汗が出ています。散歩中なんども顔をぬぐって湿ってるのを確認してました。それがさわやかな汗だったかと言われると、お腹背中がじっとりしてるので全然気持ち良くはないのですが、代償性発汗の噴き出方がおとなしいのは実感しています。

夏本番になればここら辺も34℃とか35℃とかにはなってくるので、そうなった時にまた改めて確認してみます。
今日ぐらいの汗の出方なら、ほとんど問題なく過ごせそうなのですが。。。

2020年7月18日土曜日

Muscle fatigue after undergoing ETS reversal surgery

This article is a translation of an article written in February 2013.

My arms was being limp today.
There was no reason, but I felt tired around my right wrist like after using the hand gripper.

I had sometimes muscle fatigue in that place when I had a feeling of intense nerve movement in my arm, since undergoing reversal surgery. It's not that I can't stand it, but I just feel tired and hard to put in strength, so there is no problem in living.
It happened today after a long time.


The guide I received when I underwent reversal surgery in Finland had the following information on how to spend after surgery.

* Muscle soreness on the chest wall is unavoidable. Normal light muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory drugs (paracetamol) are usually enough to keep this tolerable.

I can't exactly remember the situation right after the surgery, but I remembered this sentence, so I think I was feeling muscle fatigue in my chest for a while.

I don't know if this and the symptoms of my arms that are occurring today are caused by the same reason, but I think my body is working hard to connect the nerves.

It's short today, but that's all.


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2020年7月16日木曜日

Sympathetic nerve modulation and heat stroke

This article is a translation of an article written in October 2014.

There was an athletic meet of the company yesterday.
It was sunny and a strong sunshine for early October.

In such a weather, I got a heatstroke as I feel usual intense nerve flow.
That said, to me, it's a symptom of my usual panic attacks.

At first, I was sitting as I was suffocating as a sign that my nerves were moving violently, then I sweated as a fall, and I felt a strong flow of nerves backflowing from my tummy to my arms and head.
Therefore, I was evacuated to an air-conditioned area and be quiet.

While I was feeling a strong nerve flow, I felt a heat flow with nerve, especially from the chest to the shoulders, at the base of the nec, and on the left and right sides of the temple.
Though it is often said that it is good to cool both armpits and the base of the neck when having heat stroke, that's where I mean.

Though I've written this several times in the past, I think that the sympathetic nerve itself has heat and has a function related to fever in the body. It is often written that when agitated, the sympathetic nerve expands blood vessels and the blood flow fastens then getting fever, but I don't think so. I think that the sympathetic nerves are directly heated, which may cause the fever in the head when being nervous and the phenomenon in which the earlobe becomes hot when feeling embarrassed.

And I think that heat stroke is a similar mechanism.
In hot places, the spine produces intense sympathetic nerves, but for some time only the permissible dose flows into your head. However, when the amount of sympathetic nerves (of the spine) that exceeds the permissible amount continues for a long time and becomes intolerable, the sympathetic nerves flow toward the head and violently flow toward the head. This nerves flowing toward the head become more intense, leading to dizziness, headaches, or even worse, loss of consciousness.
In other words, I think the panic symptoms I've written so far are also the same in principle.

However, in my case, it's happening I feel the nerve flow after ETS reversal surgery, so I don't know if heat stroke has exactly the same symptoms as a normal person. Perhaps, the head may overheat due to excessive sympathetic flow, and if so, this (that is, the same as I) may not happen.

By the way, I was feeling good after sitting down, and then I stayed until the nerve flow calmed down. After I calmed down to a certain degree, when moved again, the flow became intense then I was dizzy and my field of vision was blank, so I was resting for a while.


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