Wrist Problems

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by joel, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Best of luck!
     
  2. abish33

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    I went to a hand surgeon last week and was told I need surgery to repair a torn tendon in the hand. His estimate for time off of work was 12 weeks. Not to mention therapy after having cast removed!
     
  3. joel

    joel Senior Member

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    Just a little follow.
    While waiting to be able to see the hand specialist and being on light duty at work I needed to be able to finish a restoration on a 1965 Chevelle. During reassembly of one of the cylinder heads I simply picked it up off the bench walked over to put it down onto the block stood back up and thought I had something in my eye, my coworker said he didn't see anything and I asked him again are you sure because I see red.
    Long story short had a horseshoe tear in my left eye retina and had to have laser surgery last Friday to reattach it. Now I don't see the flashing light anymore but I do have what appears to be a jellyfish hanging down affecting my vision.
    This should go away in time according to the eye specialist.
    It seems as if this may be my time to consider a more deligatiing position at work.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Joel,
    Hang in there. I detached a retina the day of the eclipse (no, I didnt look at it). Do what the Doc says and it should work out for you. My recovery was a real try on my inner being. Do not ignore what Doc says, you should be fine. Just as a side note, I severed a tendon in my right hand at the beginning of Feb. It has since been repaired and a whole different try on my patience. Somehow a hand/finger seems so much less important than the eye. Either way, do what they say, its all you can do....
     
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  5. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Fortunately my hand wasn't bad enough to have anything done to it other than the splint, but it is very cumbersome and makes me very clumsy. But you are correct, the eye would be a much worse case to lose IMO. You guys take care!
     
  6. joel

    joel Senior Member

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    Been doing next to nothing for the last week.
    First real time doing some extended reading on the computer last Thursday, man was I exhausted.
    Went down to the shop for an interview with a possible new hire this morning. Hope it works out so he will take my place and I can push my box into a corner.
    These last 6 months have been a real drag for work related injuries.
    I need to heal up and wear out the tires on the bike.
     
  7. joel

    joel Senior Member

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    UPDATE
    Well here I am a year past the wrist injury and finally go in the morning for surgery on the left wrist, All I can say is don't get injured on the job in Wa state as this has been quit the run around.
    They won't let me be awake to watch the surgery, must get too many questions, so asleep I will be.
    Next week MRI with dye on the left knee to see what was missed last July when the meniscus was repaired.
    Than after a month or 2 the right wrist will be addressed.
    Hope this riding season will be a normal season, what ever that is.
     
  8. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Experienced Member Contributor

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    Good luck, hope all goes well.
     
  9. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Best of luck to you Joel.
     
  10. hog up

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    Just a reply about the eye business. I started taking an herb called Bilberry about 10 years ago. My eyesight improved to 20/20 in 3 years! I know this might be hard to believe but my doctor said I should keep doing whatever I'm doing. I buy it at Wal-Mart and only take 2 capsules a day, as it says you can take up to 4.