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Re: Recent errors
Reply #15 on: January 25, 2020, 11:33:41 AM
Stop using the tip of your left index finger. :thumbup:

ohhhhh, I didn't think of that

to be fair, that's the same thing the surgeon who's fixing my thumb said  8)

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Re: Recent errors
Reply #16 on: January 28, 2020, 04:57:20 AM
Stop using the tip of your left index finger. :thumbup:

ohhhhh, I didn't think of that

to be fair, that's the same thing the surgeon who's fixing my thumb said  8)


What are you having fixed on your thumb?

Re: Recent errors
Reply #17 on: January 28, 2020, 08:19:18 AM
the metal plates/screws in my wrist cut through the tendon you use to bend your thumb in the middle.... I can move my whole thumb around like normal but can't bend it at all, tip of index finger is the same

had an opp. to take the plates out of both wrists, need to go back to fix thumb

surgeon was keen to do a small opp to fix it in place, so they bend it a little bit then fix it there permanently, he said fixing it properly is 3 operations over 9 months and not worth it.... but the more I think about it the more I think I'll go for that, I'm not worried about the operations and I'm pretty used to a bit of pain/discomfort

surprisingly not being able to bend it is unnoticeable 99% of the time, but then bloody frustrating now and again - things like trying to puck up a little screw you've just dropped inside a pc case etc.

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Re: Recent errors
Reply #18 on: January 29, 2020, 05:13:53 AM
I had that tendon, ligaments and all the muscle torn when I had it pulled out its socket playing rugby.
Had to rebuild the tendon from a bit in my arm and pull stuff around from my palm, sounds like your getting the cheap and dirty solution :(


Plates are from when you crashed the van I take it mate?


I had to have 11 operations but the main issue was I got nerve damage which then caused chronic pain. Shooting pains up into my head from my hand all day every day and had to have some serious treatment to kill the nerves.


Just some things to note with regard to your thumb mate :(

Re: Recent errors
Reply #19 on: January 30, 2020, 08:20:21 AM
plates in left wrist were from when I was at the top of a ladder that slid down the wall... for some reason I put my arm through the ladder and tried to get hold of the wall on the way down, when I hit the ground my wrist was under a rung of the ladder and I was on top of it, wrist was pretty mangled

broke the right one when I fell through the roof, no idea how it broke, it was pretty minor compared to the left

surgeon who took the plates out said (paraphrasing) plates in left wrist were a mess and they should have been taken out years ago, I had the right wrist ones taken out too just in case

sounds like I got off pretty easy compared to you tho!

how you doing now?

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Re: Recent errors
Reply #20 on: February 08, 2020, 18:02:14 PM
I'm banned from climbing ladders, driving, cooking...

Think I already put it up somewhere but last year I accidentally stood on a food processor blade in the kitchen. Hadn't put any shoes on so good 2 inch cut in the back of the heel. Now healed.

Have very little sense of down when I close my eyes so tend to lose balance a good bit. Turning too fast can cause dizzyness too.

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Re: Recent errors
Reply #21 on: February 10, 2020, 21:16:50 PM
You can probably tell, I haven't gotten around to this yet but it's not been forgotten.

Maybe we should call this BionicForums with the amount of metal in you guys.

Re: Recent errors
Reply #22 on: February 11, 2020, 10:01:41 AM
You can probably tell, I haven't gotten around to this yet but it's not been forgotten.

Maybe we should call this BionicForums with the amount of metal in you guys.

they're taking the metal back out of me!

I don't really care... but at least on a date when they noticed the suicide looking scars on my wrists I could say I've got metal plates on both wrists....
now I have to say I had metal plates in my wrists but they took them out again....  you can tell by the looks on their faces they think it's bs and I've been slashing my wrists :-s

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