Hi all …. this is probably going to seem like a strange request, but I’m curious to know what you all think about this. My now X-husband (for 10 years, although I still see him at family functions) has had tingling and slight numbness in his calves and feet for at least 20 years. He has been “everywhere” , so he says, including Hopkins when we lived up there. And, being an E.E. he has read everything available about this situation, and “he” has narrowed it down to the S-7 area. When he would go to a doctor, even at Hopkins, or Wash. Hosp. Center, he would come home and say, “I know more than they do, they don’t have time to read all this new stuff.” He is what you’d call a classic Narcissist …. he “knows” everything and is smarter about everything than anyone else. He won’t let anyone do anything to his back because of this. I told him when I thought this happened, which of course, he said is totally absurd, but about 20 years ago, when our whole family was still together, we had several ice storms in a row, leaving about 3″ of ice on our driveway and even on the grass. He was determined to go to work so he attempted to walk down the ice covered grass (no metal tracs on his shoes) to get to his car at the end of the street. As he approached our woods, his feet went out from under him and he flew, landing on his back. After that, it was all downhill from there, but of course, I didn’t know anything and that CERTAINLY was NOT when it happened.
So, he has lived with tingling calves and numb feet all this time, given up on “dumb” doctors. And, just in case you’re thinking this …. he’s not diabetic. What in the world does this sound like to you except for him being a stubborn old Narcissist who knows better than everyone else……pinched nerves, disc problem? I’m not with him anymore but you all are a wealth of information and I thought I’d ask you all.
Thanks so much,