I woke up on morning on the 5th of January, 2010 (if you wondered how i know the dates, i recorded it) and i had a strange cut on my arm. It was
scabbed over when i woke up, but it just looked like a normal graze. I thought i must've cut myself or scrapped myself in my sleep and i made nothing
of it, although i did think that to cut somewhere in my sleep and to wake with it already completely scabbed over was unusual - but hey, i'm not a
The cut is small, circular and located near my elbow, it is directly on top of a vein.
Anyway, i can't actually remember why i was doing this, but i was. I was feeling around the cut with my thumb and then i saw the bump. In short,
there is an area on my arm that if i press down on, "something" in my arm is pushed up. When i feel the "something" it is quite hard, it looks
metallic, but bear in mind it's under my skin so it's hard to tell exactly. I'm under the impression that it isn't a part of me.
So yeah, i've got a weird bump under my skin, and it's freaking weird. Oh, and this is all in my right arm.
A couple of weeks ago, (i don't know this date) i woke with another similar cut, now on my left arm, in exactly the same place. This one took longer
to heal and the scab is still there now (the one on my right arm scarred).
I thought, "wow, what a darn diddly coincidence" and began feeling around to see if there is a bump. There is a tiny bump if i feel the correct
place but it is not as prominent.
Here are the details of both marks.
- Quick heal
- Very prominent bump
- light scar
- "normal" healing rate
- less prominant bump
Keep in mind, they are both (seemingly) over a vein.
I have taken some pictures, they're not particularly interesting, but they do show the marks, and the lumps.
All the pictures of the lumps were originally videos, that i then print screened still images from; you have any idea how hard it is to take a photo
of the inside of your elbow whilst pressing against it with your thumb?!
Oh, and i apologize for picture quality.
Picture uno, the mark on my left
arm. PICTURE EDITED TO FIT.
Picture number two, the mark on my right
arm. It is actually really hard to see, but it is there.
Bump on my right arm, picture one.
Bump on my right arm, picture two.
Bump on my right arm, picture three.
There are more, but they're not quite as good as the three above. The bump on my left arm is awfully hard to photograph so i skipped it, if you
really want to see it just ask and i will try
and get a photo of it.
Yeah, so here they are. I must state though, that the bump is to the right (from my view) of the cut and it can only be seen when i apply pressure to
just next to it, or around a certain area.
Thoughts and opinions are welcomed, that's what i'm here for.
I don't know how the "thing" got in my arm, or if it even is a thing. I don't know what it is.
Obviously, i have a few explanations, but my mind cannot choose one.
I welcome all explanations, alternative or not, i just wanna know what the feck this thing is
I am going to arrange an appointment at the local GP to see what the doctor things, and i would love to get it X-rayed. I guess this will come in due
EDIT TO ADD:
Unfortunately, my images are too big and certain "good parts" have been cut out, if someone could help me externally link them, or sort it out,
it would be most appreciated. Thanks!
[edit on 25-7-2010 by OrionTri]
[edit on 25-7-2010 by OrionTri]