Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by granch » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:44 pm

Best recovery wishes from Switzerland. Every day should be a little bit better, so patience is the best way to stand it.

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by Grognard » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:05 am

Hope your feeling better.

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by Falcatta » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:40 pm

Get well soon Matthew. :)

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:17 pm

thanks guys . it means a lot .
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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pizzaguy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:20 pm

Get better soon

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:40 am

well guys 2 weeks after my fall and things are getting better. I can now dress myself without the aid of my wife . that is a major step for me .

I can get up and down into a chair or couch without an extra hand.

the new fangled cast that I have now is hard fiberglass or other substance that is removable :D :D :D :D

it wraps my wrist and has a pop up knob that ratchets a wire that tightens the whole contraption around my wrist.

it still makes my hand useless but at least I can take it off to take a shower and getting to that itch is a lot easier.

I have a buddy of mine coming over and I am trying to teach him how to pour resin.

my expectations are a lot higher than his progress so far. :?
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Post by normandy » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:59 am

Well thats good news Pickelhaube! That cast sounds interesting, removable huh.....never broke anything
but I've had more stitches and staples than Frankenstein. :P

Re: the resin, I'm sure your buddy will get the hang of it.....once he see's the "magic" :shock: of a liquid
turning to solid and a negative space turning to a positive one thats it. Once people see the process and
understand it, there's no stopping them. I taught mold making and casting in college and nobody ever
missed that class......but we weren't making tanks. :wink:

Feel Better My Friend!

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:11 am

4 week update

Last week I went to the Doctor's and not a lot of good news .

Apparently I tore a ligament on the top of my hand that needs to be reattached AFTER the wrist has healed. Another 6 weeks ? I need to ask him next week.

I went to get an MRI done on my shoulder Monday . One of the regular lay down kind. You have to put your shoulder in a cup like contraption that immobilizes the shoulder but does not support the arm.

Well... as you may have guessed my arm popped out of it's socket and OF course I screamed in pain. The bitch running the show said that I need to hold my arm for 23 minutes like that when they slide me into the tube. My suggestion to her was get f8ck and this will not happen .

So I went to another place on Friday where you can sit down and have the MRI done. This proceeded without a hitch and I go back to the Doc Tuesday to see the prognoses.

My back back does not hurt all that much . I can only raise my arm slightly below shoulder length and I can not clinch my hand. When I try my middle finger does not move all that well and when I try to close my hand I shoot the bird to everyone. I should have demonstrated this to that evil bitch at the first MRI place.

That's it Thank you guys for your patience who are waiting for your kits .

Hopefully we are halfway there but the ligament situation may be an additional adding of time .

I will find out Tuesday.
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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by B17Fortress » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:23 am

I cringed reading some of that.

Best wishes Pickel!
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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by grockwood » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:36 am

Wow, that sounds bad. Hope you are getting the good stuff for the pain.

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Post by Axis Nightmare » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:14 am

pickelhaube wrote:4 week update

I went to get an MRI done on my shoulder Monday . One of the regular lay down kind. You have to put your shoulder in a cup like contraption that immobilizes the shoulder but does not support the arm.

Well... as you may have guessed my arm popped out of it's socket and OF course I screamed in pain. The bitch running the show said that I need to hold my arm for 23 minutes like that when they slide me into the tube. My suggestion to her was get f8ck and this will not happen .

My back back does not hurt all that much . I can only raise my arm slightly below shoulder length and I can not clinch my hand. When I try my middle finger does not move all that well and when I try to close my hand I shoot the bird to everyone. I should have demonstrated this to that evil bitch at the first MRI place..
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sorry Mathew,

There's nothing funny about what you're going through but your rant had me doubled over laughing.

I've been there before. :twisted:

It is amazing that the people who should have the most compassion and understanding don't get it. :x :x :x....or don't care about anything other than making their job more expedient at your expense. :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pvanroy » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:02 pm

Really sorry to hear that! I do wish you a most speedy recovery!!!!

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Post by rschaap » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:06 pm

Wow that sounds painful. I will keep my fingers crossed that the news is better.

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by CanberraPaul » Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:01 pm

I sure hope you are getting better soon Mate. Aside from the pain and hassle it must be costing a fortune in medical expenses - those MRI's alone are expensive!!!

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:02 pm

CanberraPaul wrote:I sure hope you are getting better soon Mate. Aside from the pain and hassle it must be costing a fortune in medical expenses - those MRI's alone are expensive!!!

Yes they are !! And being laid up like this almost no money is coming in :? :? :?
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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:04 am

Hey Guys ,

I am pretty sure most of you can probably care less but for the dozen of you guys who are waiting for your kits to get out I have some semi good news.

I went to the doctor Monday and he said I should have the cast off in 3 weeks .

I went to the therapist yesterday and they worked on me for about 2 hours .

Let me tell you today is the first time I am able to raise my right arm over my head !!!

As well today I was able to pick up a half full coffee pot !!

I still can not button my pants and going to the bathroom is still an issue :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

But things are getting better .

Friday will be the sixth week of my accident.
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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pizzaguy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:50 am

Great News, small steps.

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by Black_Dragon_One » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:29 pm

Hope u feel better..
whats up doc....

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by YT » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:49 am

Good to hear things are going better.
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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:37 am

Thanks guys it means a lot .
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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pickelhaube » Wed May 06, 2015 9:50 pm

Friday marks the 8th week of my accident . I went to the Doc on Monday and he says I am not there yet. One of the cracks in my wrist has mended but the other has not as of yet and he says I need to give it another 2 weeks .

I will put this time to good use and will go visit my son out in California with my wife.

I will try and check it during the 2 weeks.

I will leave Friday afternoon. So if you guys try to PM me, it may be a few days that I will get back to you.

Hopefully when I get back the resin will start flowing .

I have stored up 2 x 2-gallon kits of resin and RTV each stockpiled waiting for me to get back to work !!!
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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by CanberraPaul » Wed May 06, 2015 10:44 pm

As you get older things heal more slowly Matthew.

I hope you have a great trip to California!!! I would love to visit there myself - I have never been to the USA.

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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by pickelhaube » Thu May 07, 2015 5:40 am

CanberraPaul wrote:As you get older things heal more slowly Matthew.

I hope you have a great trip to California!!! I would love to visit there myself - I have never been to the USA.

Thanks Paul :D :D

I have never been to Australia but I would like see it.

I had my chance many years ago when I was 21 ( 1980 ). Back then I was a bricklayer and at that time when I lived in Virginia there was a call out to the local bricklayers about going to Australia for a 2 year sign up. All room and board payed for as well as a good paycheck with no taxes taken out . Nothing was ever said on how we would get back !!

Instead I moved down to Louisiana and changed trades to become a marble mason. Working on high rise buildings hanging marble and granite panels .

I have always thought what could have happen if I would have moved around to the other side of the planet.
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Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Post by Studly » Thu May 07, 2015 2:20 pm

Hey Pickle. If you had of moved to Australia , We would be benefiting from your skills.

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Post by Jnewboy » Fri May 08, 2015 12:18 am

CanberraPaul wrote:As you get older things heal more slowly Matthew.

I hope you have a great trip to California!!! I would love to visit there myself - I have never been to the USA.
You should both come and visit me!! :D

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