Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Nerve Damage to fingers, palm & hand?

I cut my wrist and the side of my hand when I landed on some glass. There was a piece of glass that went right into my wrist, dead-center!! I lost a lot of blood, as well as any feeling to my fingers. My fingers were numb and tingly. I ended up getting stitches, but, it’s been 2 weeks since this happened, and when looking at my palm, it’s red, almost purple, around the thumb, middle, and half of the ring finger. I feel like my nerves around the reddened area gets into these “nerve spasms”, and they last about 20 seconds. It’s a very ‘prickly-tingly’ feeling, very strong! It hurts like Hell, too!! I can’t really bend my fingers all the way into a fist. When I use my other hand to squish my hand into a fist, I can manage to get it into a fist, but not for long, without my fingers hurting.

I’ve been to my doctor MORE than ‘several’ times, and she keeps telling me that I just need to work out my fingers. Another doctor told me to take this medication at night to help with my sleeping, and then another doctor prescribed Tylenol-3’s, and another doctor prescribed this new drug I’ve never heard of called “Gabapentin” It worked though! I was able to move my hand and fingers around, with ease. The problem was, if I moved them TOO much, then it was really sore later on!!
I’m really worried because it feels weird to type with one hand, let alone BOTH hands with one hand ‘numb’… can’t feel the keyboard with three of my fingers, and I’m always messing up, PLUS I have to look at the keyboard now, whereas before I never had to!! 🙁
Okay, if there is anyone out there who may have had a similar experience, please let me know if the sensation came back, or if the pain ever went away… things of that nature! Sorry this is so long, but I had to get as much info out there as possible!!

Thanks, in advance!!
… Oh yeah, and before I forget, I was told that there was a chance that the “median” nerve was ‘bruised’?? I didn’t think a nerve could get ‘bruised’… and another doctor said I probably ‘damaged the median nerve’… I won’t get any answers (if you can call them that – as our doctors around these parts are good for scratching their heads and shrugging, with the ever-so-common-response of “I dunno what to tell ya.. Looks like you’ll LIVE, though! It’ll be alright! Just take two aspirins and pray it gets better!”)… until next week, or two weeks, depending on whether or not there are patients ahead of me, dying, or in critical condition, by which I will get shoved to the back of the line!!!

I just hope that this ‘nerve’ can be fixed, after all this time that’s gone by already. I tell ya, these doctors here are pretty slack in taking their patients seriously!!

Thanks for your feedback, though – muchly appreciated!


Answer by Erin
Hi. I will start off by saying that i am not a medical professional.

the one thing that is jumping into my head from reading your question is that you may have some small clot or something that may be blocking your nerve, or fingers, causing them to be unresponsive and purple. it could also be an infection.

since it seems like you are getting a lot if different answers from different doctors i would suggest you try to find a “real” doctor somewhere. maybe try to go to the nearest larger city.

i would highly suggest you call these people. read page 2 of the pdf site
they can answer almost any question and set you up with a local or near by doctor that will be specialized or trained to deal with your injury. i dont know if this one is only for georgia, but if so they will probably be able to give you your local ask a nurse phone line, and they are usually free/ toll free calls

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Will the palm pre support Hotmail and MSN features?

Answer by Tibfib
It might at release, but as of now. It does not.

Answer by ey
Just a few days ago, Microsoft enabled free POP3 access for Hotmail — at least for the US and some other countries at the moment — so you should be able to read your email, although POP3 is missing more advanced features like push email, access to other folders, etc.

As far as other functionality/integration with MSN, nothing has been announced so far.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Can someone read my Prologue and critique it?

Can someone read this Prologue? I want to use it to attract readers to my novel. And can you guys please critique and give me constructive criticism? It’s about superheroes but please bear with me.

Without the occasional bank robbery, the team would be bored to tears waiting for the next big end-of-the-world plot to come along.

Rem must admit that it does get pretty boring around the mansion. She usually watched sitcoms on TV. But no form of gut-busting laughter could beat the adrenaline rush of knocking a bank robber unconscious with her fists. Of course, she had qualms about this gig, but it was still fun.
She decked the guy in the face. He fell over down for the count. Before she could celebrate, another one of them tackled her, elbowing her in the gut. She fell over having the wind knocked out of her. The robber grabbed her red hair and repeatedly punched her in the face as she tried regaining air. She gave two solid kicks to the side in order to get the guy away from her. He fell off, giving her enough time to sneeze. Then, the robber threw a fist at her from his grounded position. However, using her superhuman speed, she caught his fist before it made contact and squeezed until it made a satisfying CRACK! He howled in pain. Rem glanced at her four comrades.

John had a handgun pointed at him. He was still in his wheelchair. John rolled himself backward away from the gunman making him feel in charge of the situation. The robber giggled.
“Heroes shouldn’t be handicapped.” The robber kept his steel grip on the gun. Then, John started rising from his wheelchair. Slowly and steadily. The robber was aghast. Too aghast to pull the trigger. Before long, John was completely free from his four-wheeled prison, hovering inches above the floor. That’s when the robber gained courage and pulled the trigger. But not before his handgun exploded into chunks of metal and pure electricity. Now, he was terrified.
“You’re right. They shouldn’t.” John retorted and gave a roundhouse punch to the guy.

Byron whacked his massive fists across the horde of bank robbers that planned to gang up on him. He managed to throw some against the hard stone walls of the bank with his superhuman strength. Rem was glad he was on their side.
“Quoth Benjamin Franklin: ‘Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.’” Byron stated. “I want all of you to think about that in prison.” He had one in a chokehold and was throwing punches at the rest of them.

“Don’t worry, Remmie. Just sit back relax and we’ll take care of the rest of these guys.” Alex said, dripping sarcasm. She was growing tired of kicks at baddies. One of them actually managed to clock her right upside the head. She had to wait for her surroundings to stop spinning in order to respond with a launch kick in the crook’s torso. She finally got the break she needed to channel her mental energies. Within seconds, a sledgehammer of purple, telekinetic energy formed in the palm of her hand and wings of the same energy were made to grace her back.
Alex used these advantages to swoop through the bank at civilian shock and whacked the bones of unfortunate thieves.

Kevin literally slung his body like a slingshot at a group of three baddies. He knocked them like bowling pins. With his very small frame, he wasn’t very intimidating. But his elasticity made him a formidable opponent. His rubber hands snapped on around two thugs’ necks. As for the third one, he expanded his foot to create a harness keeping the robber glued to the floor.
“Call me a ‘jit one more time and there will be consequences.” Kevin threatened. Rem had to laugh. He was as fear-imposing as a box of kittens.

After about ten minutes, the army of thirty conscious robbers shrunk down to two. Alex kept one down on the floor with her ‘sledgehammer’. John, Byron, and Kevin backed the other one into a corner.
“I know who you are or better yet what you are. And I know you didn’t do this on your own preferences.” John interrogated. All of the civilians had cleared the area. “Who sent you?”
“Don’t you kids have homework to get to?” The robber brought up the one reason their superhero team couldn’t be taken seriously: their youth. Well, considering that Byron, their oldest, was 18, that was a valid argument.
“It’s embarrassing knowing you’re spending 3 to 5 in prison because of some kids. Want to know what’s even more embarrassing?” John taunted. “Doing t

Answer by Alexandra C
This is actually amazing. The action seems real, like I’m watching a movie in your words. I think you should keep going. Great job and keep up the good work.

Answer by dbacharach
My guess is you can write this better. To attract readers, you need to anchor them into the scene more using better description: what was the weather like, what was Kevin or Alex or John wearing. Where are they? What time of year? Are crickets chirping? Traffic? Airplane overhead?

And watch the cliches: bored to tears, gut-busting laughter, decked, down for the count, howled in pain, roundhouse punch. We’ve all read these sayings a million times and they don’t help your attempt to make the reader more interested. Cliches make the reader away go from reading more to closing the book before it begins.

You have to grab the reader by the throat and not let them go. You have to make this so important, so compelling by the conflicts your characters are dealing with (which you should only allude to) that your readers will miss their stop if they’re on a bus or on a subway train.

Want a good example of a start of a novel that pulls you in and won’t let you go? Try the book The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom. I think that’s the author. Just try to read the first 20 pages or even 10 pages and see if you can keep yourself from turning the pages. If it’s a page turner to you, go back and read it again to see why. If you can’t the second time, read it again. Read it so you know why it works.

Written by LoveDrNikki

I was born with my innate gifts of clairvoyance (see things), clairaudient (hear things), clairsentient (know things). By the time I was 3 I knew there were things that I knew that I could not tell anyone about because they got really weird if I did. At 13 I got my first deck of tarot cards (Ryder – Waite) and started doing readings professionally.

At 16 I had my first near death experience when I was in a pick-up truck that hit a semi-tractor trailer truck. My dad had died several years earlier – and he had been a semi-truck driver. I was fortunate enough to receive my Father as a Spirit Guide that day, My second NDE was when I was 18 – I was in a Piper Cub 2 seater aircraft that did a hard landing into the side of a mountain. I have spent my entire life studying and working with the wyrd and wonderful in all its guises. While not required by any means I enjoy using the Tarot or any of the other divination tools I have at hand you may want to use for your reading.

I have Doctorate Degrees in Divinity (D.Div) and Theology (Th.D.) from Northern Lights Seminary and continue to study. Among some of my other titles are Psychic Minister, Esoteric Minister, High Priestess, Shaman, Spiritual Coach, Psychic Coach, Psychic Healer, Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Small Business Consultant, Paralegal, Executive Director and College student. I am honored to be a “reader’s reader,” meaning that many of the people do readings for are readers or spiritual workers themselves.