So, um, I’ve got this numb patch on the palm of my left hand … it’s about the size of a quarter, right between the fleshy part at the base of the thumb and the fleshy part that runs down the opposite side of the palm, near the wrist (I have neither my copy of Gray’s Anatomy nor any of my books with palmistry charts handy, otherwise I’d describe that a bit better). I’ve been having problems with sharp cramps of the muscles under that area when I try to pinch things with that hand, but a few days ago I realized that the skin itself is numb, and it’s really starting to bug me.
I’ve already got a big ol’ numb patch on the side of my knee from the severing of a subcutaneous nerve during surgery three years ago … at this rate, I’ll be practically leperous soon. But it’s very difficult to get to the local doctor (since I lack a car), and I don’t want to go all the way over there whining and moaning about nothing.
Jeebus, I could make a three-hour tale out of a limerick. To sum up: part of my palm is numb. Should I see a doctor, or is it probably nothing?