I apologize to all for not responding earlier. I don't get on the computer every day.
Oregon Mom - I also have had Endometriosis. Don't anymore. Had a Hysterectomy. Bonus, no more periods. Hey!!!!!
luckyguy - Oregon Mom has explained Carpal Tunnel very well. I had my right Carpal Tunnel done in December 1992 which was a complete success. I didn't have the op till I would be woken in the night with my arm 'dead' and with that extreme pain. When 'dead' my arm felt so heavy. I would end up rubbing it and pacing the bedroom until my arm would come back to 'life'. Had left carpal tunnel op November 2004. A couple of months later I started getting the pins and needles again. I was intending to have my right carpel tunnel done again after the left one was completely healed. I then found out that pins and needles is also a symptom of Fibro which I was diagnosed with in March 2005. Won't get my right one done unless it gets to the 'dead' stage.
Fibro: I also have been through the stage you are going through now with your feet. I seem to have moved on to the next level and can now walk bearfeet to the rubbish bin outside. I still feel what is on the ground but it doesn't hurt. I was at the podiatrist a few days ago and as I was confused that my feet were numb and I couldn't feel anything when she did the 'touch' test yet if I walk on something I can feel it. Explaination - it is only the surface that is numb. All the tendons, nerves etc further than the surface were in working order.
Showers - I had the same problem. As I am disabled, the Council moderfied the shower to be suitble for a disabled person which included a shower chair or stool. It's great.
Don't know if it makes any difference - I'm 52.
Marlee2 - Suppose I've been lucky (?) that I haven't had the burning feeling yet. Now that I've said that, I'll no doubt get it. That's the next stage to look forward too.