Well, had the EMG today, and I have to say, there are many other things in life I would have preferred to experience. The Doctor did my right arm and my right leg. She said all tests were within normal limits, there is nothing wrong with my nerves themselves and apparently the muscles are all ok too.
I lost count of the needle sticks, but I did think I would die when she put one in my neck and two in my back. The nerve conduction portion wasn't tooo terrible except for a couple of spots that were pretty sharp feeling, and the repititions of 8 were pretty awful.
So - for me - today we eliminated the possibility that the numbness (and dropping things) in my hands could be carpel tunnel. We eliminated a pinched nerve (by disc compression?) and a few other muscular and nerve related problems including, to my understanding, ALS - which I didn't think I had, but was still a pretty scary thought. I guess it's going to come down to what the MRI shows, and if it's negative, I'll be back in limbo-land wondering what's wrong with me.
Since I work at the hospital, I will be able to read my radiology report quickly, but since I have little understanding of it, I probably still won't know what it means. That won't stop me, I'm afraid, from taking it in.
Anyone else have an EMG - what did it show, and what are you diagnosed with now? I would love to hear from you.