November 8, 2000 (thing)
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well i just talked to the [doctor] today about [why] my [arms] keep [falling asleep], and he says its because i might have this [weird] [syndrome] called [Thorasic outlet syndrome]. if thats spelled wrong i'm sorry, the doc's [handwriting] is a little like [sanskrit]. what happens with this syndrome is there's a [cervical rib] (once again, i'm NOT a [doc]tor so i [appologize] if i've made an [error] in the [term]s) that's near my [collarbone] and when i raise my [arms above my head] it [cuts off] the [circulation] to my arms and hands. most people dont have this [extra] "rib" as he calls it, and it's a very [rare occurance]. basically it [sucks], but it's not [detrimental]. although if i were to [fall] alseep sometime wiht my arms over my head there's a possibility that the [blood] thats [trapped] in my arms will begin to [thicken] and when it travels back to my [heart] and [lungs], it can do some pretty [serious damage]. i'm going in tomorrow to have a [chest] [x-ray] done, and if he's right about it all, i might have to have [surgery]. [yuck]!! well i guess i'd rather have surgery than [fuck] my lungs up right? we'll see how it goes...