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« on: 01/06/2007 17:33:08 »
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« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2007 16:02:01 »
Sensative to what, Doc? heat, pain...

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« Reply #2 on: 02/06/2007 16:35:42 »
I was thinking more along the lines of what is the smallest bump you could feel by running your fingers along an otherwise flat surface?
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« Reply #3 on: 02/06/2007 16:53:24 »
Pretty sensitive.. I can feel pretty tiny bumps.. seems like you would have a lot of nerve endings in the ends of ones fingertips!

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« Reply #4 on: 02/06/2007 18:26:44 »
Hi fingertips fanatics!

Yes, fingertips are obviously very sensitive: a lot of sensors and nervous lines down there...
I knew a simple test for sensitivity.  Pinch the skin with two needles at the same time: first keep them very close to each other (1-2mm), then separate them gradually.
Without watching, of course, one should be able to recognize 'double sharps' when they are at 1-2mm on fingertips.  Much more (1-2cm) on the skin of your back.
Enjoy needle games

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« Reply #5 on: 02/06/2007 19:25:37 »
Yuck... is that why they do the needle pricks on the back for allergies, because of the sensitivity??

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« Reply #6 on: 03/06/2007 09:22:17 »
Yuck... is that why they do the needle pricks on the back for allergies, because of the sensitivity??

I don't think so.
Probably they do it 'cause there is plenty of space back there and you cannot scratch it easily!  Furthermore you cannot see spots and things...
and worry about mysterious allergic reactions!

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« Reply #7 on: 03/06/2007 14:54:08 »
Needle tests are normally done to check for nerve damage - mainly, I believe, after neck and/or head injuries. I had that done to me after I broke my neck.
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« Reply #8 on: 03/06/2007 16:08:33 »
Hmmm, should I or shouldn't I? LOL  Okay, Doc, I will leave you alone for a minute...

Karen, I had one of those tests done and asked my doc at the time...it was after that bit I told you in Activity4life forum.  they do it because it is a flat surface, room, but because your back is highly sensitive to those things that you are supposed to be allergic to the most...I am supposed to be allergic to certain trees...when I hike I never have a reaction to any that were probable to an allergy as I don't suffer from allergies.  I refuse to accept that sickness could be the problem too.  LOL
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« Reply #9 on: 03/06/2007 17:05:47 »
Yuck... is that why they do the needle pricks on the back for allergies, because of the sensitivity??

I don't think so.
Probably they do it 'cause there is plenty of space back there and you cannot scratch it easily!  Furthermore you cannot see spots and things...
and worry about mysterious allergic reactions!

Funkod   [;D]

Yeah that makes sense, If I saw what it looked like I might get scared.. I get scared easy!

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« Reply #10 on: 03/06/2007 17:07:51 »
Hmmm, should I or shouldn't I? LOL  Okay, Doc, I will leave you alone for a minute...

Karen, I had one of those tests done and asked my doc at the time...it was after that bit I told you in Activity4life forum.  they do it because it is a flat surface, room, but because your back is highly sensitive to those things that you are supposed to be allergic to the most...I am supposed to be allergic to certain trees...when I hike I never have a reaction to any that were probable to an allergy as I don't suffer from allergies.  I refuse to accept that sickness could be the problem too.  LOL

You amaze me.. You have a good outlook on everything.. Give me some of that! LOL

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« Reply #11 on: 04/06/2007 16:18:13 »
I was thinking more along the lines of what is the smallest bump you could feel by running your fingers along an otherwise flat surface?

Presumably the "smallest bump" will be smaller than a Braille dot ...   

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« Reply #12 on: 04/06/2007 16:28:03 »
Those are small but very detectable, I know for myself I can feel bumps of much smaller size!

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« Reply #13 on: 04/06/2007 16:33:49 »
Karen - I agree. Braille bumps feel like mountains compared to some unevenness I've felt. For instance, I was sanding a wall ready for painting & I could still feel the edge of the existing layer of paint even after a lot of sanding.
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« Reply #14 on: 04/06/2007 16:54:18 »
Yes I have done the same in my refinishing jobs. I can feel things I cannot see, which amazes me alot!
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« Reply #15 on: 04/06/2007 16:57:29 »
Refishing? Were you using the wrong bait the first time?  [:D]
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« Reply #16 on: 04/06/2007 17:04:03 »
LOL thanks Doc.. HEE HEE.. I will correct that! LOL

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« Reply #17 on: 04/06/2007 17:05:50 »
PAH... now no-one will understand my joke  [>:(]
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« Reply #18 on: 04/06/2007 17:23:42 »
LOL they will still understand it. LOL ! I sure am making lots of mistakes lately! Sorry about that!

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« Reply #19 on: 04/06/2007 18:00:58 »
Just to clarify the point... originally, Karen had put "refishing" instead of "refinishing".

There - I don't look so stupid now  [;D]
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« Reply #20 on: 04/06/2007 18:28:58 »
OK doc..LOL shall I go back and put it back into it's mistaken context??? LOL LOL ..Hee hee hee!

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« Reply #21 on: 04/06/2007 18:30:05 »
I just hate the word 'refishing'!

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« Reply #22 on: 04/06/2007 18:34:50 »
LOL LOLLOL.. Is that like what sports fisherman do! LOL just fish for the heck throw them back and do it again..LOL..Poor fishies! I dislike sport fishing!

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« Reply #23 on: 05/06/2007 01:44:09 »
maybe the fish think it's an extreme sport. like base diving or bungee jumping. ha ha

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« Reply #24 on: 05/06/2007 15:01:52 »
LOL!!

well when your fingertips touch things that are hot etc. I think they are pretty sensitive also.. I can feel even the tiniest touch of something on my fingertips so I can't imagine that I would nessesarily have to see the item to feel it at the fingertips. Have you ever used that clear boxing tape you cut the piece off and it dissapears forever onto the roll of tape. I can no longer see it and thinking about it, thats when my touch is having to be super in order to detect the edge of that clear tepe. Sometimes it takes several passes to detct the edge with my fingertips!!

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« Reply #25 on: 05/06/2007 17:19:35 »
I just fold the open end over to stick to itself. It saves all that hassle.
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« Reply #26 on: 05/06/2007 18:00:45 »
Thats a good Idea... LOL It would save the headache thats for sure! LOL..I should have thought of that already!

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« Reply #27 on: 05/06/2007 18:02:20 »
That's why I've got a PhD  [:D]
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« Reply #28 on: 05/06/2007 18:30:11 »
Does that STAND FOR Permanant Head Disorder??? LOL

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« Reply #29 on: 05/06/2007 18:33:21 »
Periodically Has Dyspepsia

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