An Update

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by iis612, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. iis612

    iis612 Member

    on the 7th, I had the 1st of several surgeries to repair wy wrists, just a carpal tunnel release. According to the doc it went well. I don't recall much (fentanyl and versed (sp?)) will do that. I am without the benefit of my right hand for a bit. Next comes therapy, then surgery on my left wrist.
    The left wrist surgery is being called reconstruction, as the internal damage is extensive.

    More later.

  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Geeze!! Stick with it - I know any surgery is a rough thing to go through!!
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Best wishes Matt. Hang in there, have a speedy recovery, and a full return of hand function!

  4. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    hang in there matt and speedy recovery
  5. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

    :thumb: Hoping the best for you, Matt ! (Amazing what guys will go through to better their modeling skill !) Will the Doc give you a script for the LHS to get therapy supplies ? All the BEST Bob C.
  6. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    I pray you get well soon.
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    See if you can get "the modelers option" - that's where they graft an extra finger onto each hand for greater dexterity! Just don't let 'em use those fake monkey fingers they get from China! :mrgreen:

    Seriously, good luck with your surgeries and a speedy recovery. :thumb:
  8. iis612

    iis612 Member

    I special ordered my fingers, they will each have a brass builders plate on them.sign1

    Thanks everyone

  9. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    sign1 Personally if you are going to go the custom finger route you might as well get the whole arm appendage package. Who needs an extra finger when you got a whole new arm and hand to help with your modeling. :p

    Glad to see you are keeping your sense of humor. Take it easy friend and all the best for a speedy recovery. :thumb:
  10. iis612

    iis612 Member

    The stitches were taken out today. I am still without the benefit of my right hand, as per the docs orders. Over the next 4 weeks I will be able to gradually increase the use of my hand. At least now I can shower without having to tape a garbage bag over it.
    It remains to be seen how effective the surgery was. At first my hand was no different than before, but advil and ice would help. Now that the stitches are out, I still have numbness and tingling, and the range of motion has dropped, and ice and advil no longer help. I still have a very positive "Tinnel's" response. Which is the feeling you get when you whack your "funny bone", only this one is in the wrist.


  11. iis612

    iis612 Member

    Something happened with my update yesterday, so I am not sure if I need to re-submit my last post. This one is a test post.
  12. Art Decko

    Art Decko Member

    Hope you are doing better! Very best wishes!
  13. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Good. I hate those cast iron ones that were used from time to time during WW2.

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