In relation to my last entry about MOE*, I found a solution that should keep me away from that aggravating task.
Last year I had an injury in both hands. I went to a lot of doctors but all they did was recommending various pain killers (pills, waxes, wrist support gloves...etc.) but none did me any good and the injury kept getting worse until I had to take several cortisone shots to cure it.
Before that I was asked to do MRI to stand on what could be the problem. Oddly enough, I was diagnosed with something else before they found out that what I had is nothing but a common tendon syndrome called "DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis"*; the MRI report stated the following...
There's reduced T2 signal intensity of C3/C4 disc suggestive of early degenerative changes. There's subtle disc osteophyte complex at C3/C4 indenting the anterior CSF space. C4/C5 level shows small posterolateral osteophyte cuasing mild focal narrowing of the neural foramina on the right.
I'm not a radiologist but with a little "wikipeding" I understand that I do have back disc although I was there for my hands. However, this can be my safe ticket to stay away from that examination committee!
Wish me luck.