I sincerely appreciate and thank you both for your words of encouragement and advise!
And today 11/21/06, my hand is beginning to feel normal again.
Last night I made sure I didnt sleep on my left side (laying on my arm) and that seemed to alleviate the problem because my circulation is increasing.
And in fact it is not my entire hand, it is my thumb, and the two fingers that follow (middle and trigger).
I know I had this problem once before when I would sit at this pc for hours while leaning on the hard armrest with my left arm. I eventually smartened up and put me a pillow on the armrest (LOL)!
But I will consult my doctor however, and I will see what treatment options (if any) he has for me.
Again thanx Jeannie143 & eljay1066!