Kayjay said it best. During my episode, I had multiple dreams about losing my hand motion, since I'm very tactile. What took so long for me was not just my personal pride in having to ask for governmental help, but also extensive research in trying to find out what exactly was causing my severe pain, discomfort, and lack of mobility. And that's where we get it wrong, when we try to self diagnose something new to our systems. I finally caved, got state help, and saw a neurologist who did nerve response tests. And those suck! Basically an electrical charge to test nerve response, and when you hurt, it ain't no picnic. I realize I broke a slew of grammicatical rules with that one, and with the usage of slew, but oh well. I've developed a tolerance towards Nanner's wooden rulers. It took a Xray and MRI (which hurt like allfire...made my hand twitch, which made my nerves twitch, which made muscles twitch, which caused my torn ligament to twitch...weren't pretty) to deduce what was wrong, and how to fix it. Since I had 'waited' far too long, it took 3 months of physical therapy before my right hand grip equalled my left hand grip of 68 psi. At the start of PT, my right was at 9 psi.
Moral? Don't stall, don't wait, do what ya gotta do to make yerself right, or to find out what's wrong so you can make adjustments.