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Offline UUjohn

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Re: Got tired of dropping loaded brushes, so...
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2009, 10:09:24 PM »
....and you can get back to running around in a dress in no time ! ;D

not in that hat  ...  nope  ...  no way  ...


mend up well !!!
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Re: Got tired of dropping loaded brushes, so...
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2009, 05:03:00 PM »
I guess an update may be in order...Well, I'll make it easy for you...

You need to really want or need this surgery to justify the frustration.

Like I've said, my left hand is doing remarkably. On the other hand (neat how that works out), my right is really being a bugger to stop being stiff, sore and sometimes outright painful. I don't quite understand why, other than perhaps it has to do with me being right handed.

I can move the fingers just as easily as the left, as long as there is no stress against them. In other words, I'm great at waving bye-bye and pretending I'm a trumpet player, but if I have to grip anything, I'm toast. Making a fist is easy, the fingers will curl up and it even feels like a fist, but I can feel resistance in the tendons, and if I move them just right there are some fairly sharp pains up and down my arm.

I am told that this is what I should have expected with the left hand. They say that, being a guitarist and that my fretting (left) hand is so much more limber that it was predisposed to this kind of surgery...But then again, I fingerpick with my right, shouldn't that count for something? They said no, picking and fretting are not just two different brain functions, they are physiologically unrelated.

So it may be a month or two before I am pulling the trigger, especially on a powerwasher wand. My right hand sometimes feels like my wife ran over it with the minivan...Good thing that the three jobs waiting on me now are low-impact stain-and-thain operations...

...I may wind up hiring a crew after all this Spring when the monster jobs come up...

Thanks to those of you dropping me PMs, I appreciate your concern and am glad to be missed... 8)

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Re: Got tired of dropping loaded brushes, so...
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2009, 05:12:17 PM »
I guess we all have to take the good with the bad.  Hang in there, big guy.  Hopefully improvement in the right hand will come quickly.

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Re: Got tired of dropping loaded brushes, so...
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2009, 08:41:04 PM »
I guess an update may be in order...Well, I'll make it easy for you...

You need to really want or need this surgery to justify the frustration.

Sorry you're having troubles, I wonder if something else like arthritus may also be to blame here?

Anyway, here's some good thoughts coming your way for recovery soon! Thanks for the update, I was wondering how you were.
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Re: Got tired of dropping loaded brushes, so...
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2009, 09:21:53 AM »
Hey PSmith how's the hands doing? I hope they are getting better... Give us an update!
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Re: Got tired of dropping loaded brushes, so...
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2009, 04:52:41 PM »
I wanna know if he's still wearing the dress.  ;D

Just had another painter tell me about Carp syndrome. Told him about your op. and that it isn't really a perfect solution...

lefty.

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Re: Got tired of dropping loaded brushes, so...
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2009, 05:21:28 PM »
Oh yeah BJ, you're a regular clown... ::)

The hands are alright, yes, the right hand is improving, but for the time being I'm still off the job. The constant ache started to abate a few days ago and the only real trouble I had was snowblowing the 6 inches of white death that fell.

So yeah, the surgery worked, and yeah, I'm recovering...And no BJ, there are no pictures... :P

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Re: Got tired of dropping loaded brushes, so...
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2009, 04:01:24 AM »
Hey Eric
I just got to reading this and i hope things are getting better for you. I may be in the same boat in a few years as i use my fingers a lot as im a dealer in a casino and do the paint jobs on the side also. Plus i do a lot of pistol shooting so i get the pains in the right hand also. I know a lot of guys with this condition, i am glad the surgery went well. Its going to take time so try not to get too frustrated, i know its easy for me to say but hell, theres nothing else to do. Anyway, stay well and dont stress too much.
Btw- I will pass on seeing the pics of you in the gown, thanks.  ;D

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Re: Got tired of dropping loaded brushes, so...
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2009, 09:12:52 AM »
'Ey Tony. Yeah, after two months the palms are still as tender as they were a week after the cut, but the constant ache is gone. Saw the doc a couple of days ago, he says to expect the tenderness to go away in the next YEAR...Or so... :'(

In the grand scheme I'm glad I got it done, and I am able to work, just gotta watch stuff like pistol grips, doorknobs, ladders, cut pot handles, picking up toolboxes by the handles, axe & shovel handles, the steering wheel and shift stick in the truck, handlebars on the snowblower, books (oh yeah, holding a book just right can be murder), cooking utensils, etc., etc., etc...

Other than that, I'm like a new man!  8)

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Re: Got tired of dropping loaded brushes, so...
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2009, 11:26:32 AM »
Right on Eric glad it turned out well for you.

I have been dealing with arthritis in my thumbs this last few years, very painful and lately started losing my grip. My girls dad started selling Mono Vie and gave me a bottle WOW it works but its tough on my guts I guess because its such a fruity drink its difficult to my digestion he says takes some getting used to but it definitely took care of the pain I was having in my thumbs now I have it in my colon  :P