PIF - Paying It Forward

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Title: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: iwing on August 19, 2019, 11:22:01 AM
Well, my right arm anyway. Sept 9 I'm getting a 3 for 1 surgery. Carpal tunnel, trigger finger, and ulnar nerve. So tired of a numb tingling arm, and a finger that feels broken. The carpal tunnel is the least of the pain. It will be nice to sleep again too.  t_up)


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: Al on August 19, 2019, 12:56:41 PM
Good luck, maybe you could join Ken for ther o pee, ok maybe on Skype.  Pain is every day here, one form or another, sort of a pick a place thing :(


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: Whiz-Kid on August 19, 2019, 02:00:26 PM
Good on you Greg, it's about time to get it done. It seems you picked a good time to do it since riding season is about over.

Mikeee


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: iwing on August 19, 2019, 02:26:31 PM
Good on you Greg, it's about time to get it done. It seems you picked a good time to do it since riding season is about over.

Mikeee

This has been a pitiful riding year for me. I hope my bike isn't too pissed at me.


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: kenvb on August 20, 2019, 08:14:01 AM
 you mean im not the only one !  dam.thought all you guys were healthy as a horse.    get er done Greig. hopefully wont be as slow as me.we have 5 Docs in town. and 3 are on holidays with student replacements.


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: nuferdog on August 21, 2019, 08:42:53 AM
Recovery from this surgery is fast, within 2 weeks you can ride and smile.


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: iwing on August 21, 2019, 01:12:01 PM
Recovery from this surgery is fast, within 2 weeks you can ride and smile.

Yep thatís what the doc said too. Sounds good to me.  t_up)


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: Cherryman on August 21, 2019, 02:31:10 PM
Yep, the carpal tunnel is a piece of cake.    I don't know about the other stuff.    Thank God for cruise on the Wing because a couple of years ago my right hand would go numb very easily.   


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: LadyWingr on August 21, 2019, 05:38:15 PM
Wishing you a speedy recovery


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: iwing on September 11, 2019, 06:13:13 AM
It went pretty well. Got home about 11:30 Monday and my right arm was completely numb until right before bed Tuesday. This morning I have full movement and mild pain. Not bad at all.
The palm scar is for carpal tunnel, the hand under pinky for trigger finger, and the elbow for the Ulnar nerve.

(http://i.imgur.com/N36vbOF.jpg) (https://imgur.com/N36vbOF)

(http://i.imgur.com/jMLtehs.jpg) (https://imgur.com/jMLtehs)


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: MickeyNew on September 11, 2019, 08:46:28 AM
Neat!  Three new zippers!  Now behave and heal fast.  I forgot about my trigger finger surgery and tried to clap a mosquito out of the air.  I remembered very quickly about it.


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: iwing on September 11, 2019, 08:50:43 AM
Lol yes Iíve made some mistakes already. Iím not good at sitting still.


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: LadyWingr on September 11, 2019, 10:55:46 AM
Looks very tidy. Looking forward to speedy healing and hearing about new adventures and projects afterward.


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: kenvb on September 11, 2019, 01:42:49 PM
at least a Doctor cut you open and sewed you up.  I cut my self open 6 yrs ago with my dads old Grinder..   and Doc sewed  me up.kinda.  made a mess ,but I made the mess with the grinder.. still don't have full use of right hand. one reason don't ride much anymore. maybe if get 1800 wing trike  with cruise. I might ..not now.


                                                       (https://i.imgur.com/HaAFSEW.jpg)


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: iwing on September 11, 2019, 01:45:25 PM
If you want to see self inflicted wounds I have a few for you.  r$5^


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: Hick on September 11, 2019, 06:27:48 PM
If you want to see self inflicted wounds I have a few for you.  r$5^

I think we all fit in that category!!


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: Hick on September 11, 2019, 06:32:40 PM
Googled "ulnar nerve", since I have had tingling in the arm & hand.
Found this:
https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/ulnar-nerve-entrapment-at-the-elbow-cubital-tunnel-syndrome/

And I read this, "If you use a computer frequently, make sure that your chair is not too low. Do not rest your elbow on the armrest." as my elbow was resting on the armrest . . . .
However, I don't have enough symptoms, so it's back to Golfer's Elbow for my maladies.



Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: iwing on September 12, 2019, 04:22:51 AM
Googled "ulnar nerve", since I have had tingling in the arm & hand.
Found this:
https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/ulnar-nerve-entrapment-at-the-elbow-cubital-tunnel-syndrome/

And I read this, "If you use a computer frequently, make sure that your chair is not too low. Do not rest your elbow on the armrest." as my elbow was resting on the armrest . . . .
However, I don't have enough symptoms, so it's back to Golfer's Elbow for my maladies.



Thereís a very simple test they do called an EMG. Itís fun. You get tased in the arm multiple times to test your nerve and muscle response.  t_up)


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: LadyWingr on September 12, 2019, 02:01:05 PM

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Thereís a very simple test they do called an EMG. Itís fun. You get tased in the arm multiple times to test your nerve and muscle response.  t_up)
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Umm, just... No.



Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: iwing on September 12, 2019, 02:47:15 PM
In this video they cut out a lot of zap time. You'll see his reaction in his hand. Once they crank it up good you'll be jumping out of the chair.  r$5^
I didn't have to wear a gown or lay in a bed for this test. Just sat in a chair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdKwSymCpws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdKwSymCpws)


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: LadyWingr on September 12, 2019, 05:18:46 PM
We had just started getting stun guns when I retired, tasers weren't even in the pipeline. One of our more "macho" guys volunteered to be a test subject. Still don't know how he concealed his tears when it knocked him across the driveway.


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: Hick on September 12, 2019, 07:43:14 PM
Q. "How do I prepare for this procedure?"

A. If you have a buddy on the Police force, have him tase you!


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: COPJR on September 12, 2019, 08:07:36 PM
EMG

I've had two.... that's enough.

Both caused additional pain when they did the carpal tunnel surgery.


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: ChiefBob on September 13, 2019, 04:36:33 AM
I had one done back in 91 and I felt like Frankenstein's monster. Mine turned out to be a ruptured disc in the cervical spine. I swore I'd never do it again but I may have to.


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: iwing on September 13, 2019, 05:00:41 AM
Iím very pleased with the results. No more locking finger, wrist pain, and a numbing arm.  t_up)


Title: Re: Time to get this body fixed
Post by: nuferdog on September 14, 2019, 12:11:23 PM
Hick. that nerve is the surgery my daughter just had done. They moved the nerve to the front side of the elbow and pit it under the muscle. She is recovery, but still will have some pain for 2 to 3 months.