Wednesday, March 19, 2008

SM gets on my nerves--literally

I have another EMG/NCS tomorrow morning; that's Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Study for you non-neuro folks. They insert a bunch of needles into the muscles all over and then zap them, measuring responses and muscle contraction and stuff.

I check in at the hospital at 7:45 a.m.

The kids are taking a 3 hour art class through KidzArt. It should be great for them! Unfortunately I booked them to have their Toothprints impression, DNA sample, and fingerprinting set up at the dentist but since it only takes about 5 minute a child, they're letting me bring them over after class. They had their cleanings and check-ups, and other than a mild panic attack from Meg due to the OCD/SID, it was superbly! No cavities, either child!

Toothprints is a fabulous program. If you're a parent, please check out


  1. Hi,

    I have to have an EMG done in June and just it absolutely horrible or bearable?


  2. Hi there Gina,

    Nah, it's not that bad. Uncomfortable for sure. A lot of it depends on who is doing it. My first 4 were fine. Today I had a doc who surely was a butcher in a former life (pulled the needles out in the opposite direction). I wouldn't worry though.



  3. Mine was set up for the 10th and just today they reschedualed for the 24th. they said it would take 4 hours and i would need to take valium and they would do the whole body. is that what you had done?

    you continued to post -- that is a good sign. :)

  4. Hi there IG,

    I think that was my 5th EMG and I've certainly never have one last 4 hours!!!