Do you know how hard it is to........

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by kbkline, May 16, 2013.

  1. kbkline

    kbkline Member

    Model when you have a wrist splint on? And it's on your cutting and everything hand. The sad thing is I did it by falling UP the stairs. Yep I'm getting old :v8: Oh well it's not going to stop me from starting my ISS project. It may slow me down but not stop me :thumb:
  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    That sounds like a real drag. Don't let it swell too much or you could end up with carpel tunnel problems. Sucks. Working with injured exremeities is the pits.
  3. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    I have fallen up the stairs and down them too! I can relate! And it's usually while I'm carrying a sculpture that I've just finished.......
  4. kbkline

    kbkline Member

    I think I had some food or an empty plate... Can't remember lol. If it were a model I just finished......
  5. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    hope it heals soon.
  6. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    Second that, but I think you should see a doctor (if you haven't yet) and try to "rest your wrist" for a while. You know, models can wait, but your health can't.:thumb:
  7. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    I agree health is first models can wait.
  8. kbkline

    kbkline Member

    The brace is working really good. I'm finishing up my Unity model now. just takes a bit longer but not to bad. I have an appointment next Tuesday and the funny thing is it is for my shoulder and arm. Might as well add the wrist to cap off the entire arm i suppose
  9. Spartacus

    Spartacus Member

    Just double-checking... you're not Jaime Lannister are you? :wave:
  10. kbkline

    kbkline Member

  11. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member



    Do that again, and I'll cut the other one! sign1sign1sign1
  12. tjbmurph

    tjbmurph Member

    Eesh, hope you're okay. Take it easy on the modeling...
  13. gideon1962

    gideon1962 Member

    Hope your recovery is going well. looking forward to that space station, but it'll take a steady hand, so take care!
  14. kbkline

    kbkline Member

    Can someone please tell me why I'm hurting more since I went to the doctor lol. Then to top it off he thinks the big problem is coming from my neck and not inside the shoulder. I even have to go to physical therapy after I finish the meds.... Dang I hate getting old some times
  15. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    I'm no doctor...


    The title says everything, so I'll just say what everyone already knows: this hobby can be somewhat devastating to your column, hands and eyes, if you have some predisposition to it. Try not to stay for long in one position, nor force your eyes, if possible. Repetitive effort lesions can be really problematic, too.
    Take good care of yourself, man.
  16. kbkline

    kbkline Member

    I think any damage I've done was by all of the PC video game playing I've done. I've played a lot lol. I'm already feeling a little better today so the meds are working.
  17. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Good to know...

    Good, man. Get well soon! :mrgreen: :thumb: :thumb:
  18. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Missed that post. The reason the doctor may think it is coming from your neck is because of the particular nerve route that is hurting. Usually, if you have pain in only the spot you injured, that is all it is. If the pain is in your wrist, but feels like it is coming from your shoulder, the the pain is being "referred" along the nerve route. An EMG can determine what is going on. This is why you may be hurting more.

    I am not a doctor, obviosly, but I have been dealing with my own Spinal Cord injuries for 30 years now, I have had 6 major Spinal Cord related surgeries, and have had to educate myself that when my index finger is frozen, and the air passing over it hurts, the pain source is my neck, and by getting the pressure off my neck, but either laying down, or going onto my inversion table, the pain in the finger then subsides, the neurapathy in the index finger may take a while to heal, but the cause of it, unfortunately for me, is the scar tissue damage on the nerve roots coming out of my neck. So it never goes away. If you did have a problem inyour neck, you really should go to a Neurologist and have it checked out. Nerves do not heal well and damage is usually a one way trip.

    My personal opinion, from my personal experience, is that Chripractic medicine is science quackery. Avoid Chiropractors, don't let anyone "crack" or "adjust" your neck. The fine capillaries and other little things in there can be damaged and a deep adjustment can paralyze your arm, or kill you. An EMG or better yet, an MRI scan, will tell you instantly if there is damage to your neck. The fact that your doctor thought the pain is referred is telling. I would go to a Neurologist and find out what is really going on. If you pinch the never route, because of a herniated disc, or just because you over extended the range of motion in your fall that caused that nerve route to be injured, the pain will not be felt in your neck, but in you shoulder,elbow, hands, wrist fingers, any or all of these places. By the time the pain starts hurting in your neck, you will be in deep "doo doo". You may just need a really good anti inflammatory, but you need a Neurologist to find out, your G.P. is not trained to do that, he should refer you to a Neurologist, which in a way, he did, by saying he thought the pain was coming from your neck!

  19. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Is there a doctor in the house?

    Whoa! :thumb: I am impressed by the quality of the posts in this thread, and I'm NOT being ironical nor sarcastic! You'll never too old to learn something. :cool:
  20. kbkline

    kbkline Member

    That's the pic the doctor showed me for the most part. And it's just as you described. I'm on prednisolone now and as soon as I come off next week I go to PT. This is a specialist that I'm seeing so no worries there. Sorry to hear about your spinal issues. That's something I never want to go threw.

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