posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 02:34 PM
reply to post by frayed1
That's hilarious. I just had an experience in regards to that with my own mother. You see, I have a problem with one of my feet going numb but when
I went to the neuro about my core health issue, he talked to me about nerve compression as my ring and pinky fingers go number for that very reason.
Knowing this, I remedied the issue by being more cautious about crossing my legs.
My mother, on the other hand, called the other day and was most upset. You see, part of her foot had gone numb (ironic synchronicity lol) and she had
gone to the neurologist. I responded with "oh my foot was doing that, too" and told her about the compression thing. She seemed a little miffed
about that, admitted that the neuro had said that that was possible, too, but then said "well, he wasn't certain about it and said it could be
." I responded sympathetically but, knowing she does genealogy, asked, "well, isn't Parkinson's genetic? I don't recall you
ever mentioning Parkinson's running in our family."
She was really unhappy with that, lol. Her most recent phone call though? "I was tested for pernicious anemia
because apparently, a numb
foot can be a symptom of that, too." We, of course, do have a family history of pernicious anemia.
But to her credit, she did take my tip on
minding leg crossing and said it seemed to be helping.
I think it has something to do with the scary factor of when something goes wrong. It's human nature to want comfort, too.