Grrr...

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  1. saburai

    saburai Full Access Member

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    Howdy gang! Would you allow me to vent a bit? Right around July 4th I had some elbow bursitis act up that hasn't bothered me for more than 15 or 20 years. Back then, every once in a while I'd bang it or something and it would swell up a little, inconvenient but I'd sit and rest and then 3 or 5 days it would be better and I'd get on with life. So this last time it's still bothering me so much so that an orthopedic surgeon has me in a hard brace and I've been on anti-inflammatories since I went to the doctor mid July. Of course it's my left side and I'm left-handed... I'm by no means wimp but my range of motion is limited so much so that I can't brush my teeth for touch my face. My wife always says want to make God laugh? Tell her your plans! My plan was, to go out to Colorado, Pick Up the new truck hustle to Wes's, pull it stud it, put my baby moose IP and type 4 Turbo and install the new injectors from Conestoga and and then drive it back upstate New York to be ready for 4th of July business. Due to a comedy of errors, not only did I not make the 4th of July deadline which financially really hurt... but I have not been able to work since then... the plan was to return home quickly install the IP, Turbo and injectors from the new truck on Diego, my old truck. In case this is confusing, let me clarify, all of the new parts - turbo, IP and injectors were installed and running on Diego, I pulled them and sent them ahead to Wes's shop so that we could install them when I got there. So here I am, my ass on the couch, my arm in a sling. The doctors seem Clueless, and can't tell me when they think my arm will be back in service. .. meanwhile, Diego sits lame and not running, not presentable for sale and I sit, lame and unable to work watching my money making season and the summer Truck Sale season quickly Pass Me By... please pardon any typos, if it wasn't for speech to text, I wouldn't be posting at all. I know that compared to many my problems are trivial at best. I'm not looking for sympathy or a solution... But sometimes, it just feels good to get it off your chest! Thanks for listening Gents!
     
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    :eek:
    i know the feeling.
    many of my personal projects often get sidetracked.
    it's a brutal reality as we get older.
    bouncing back from injuries is a harder and harder thing these days.
    but we must move forward. and we shall :D
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement Calvin:)
    I'm headed into the city on Tuesday to see a Korean acupuncturist who has helped me in the past. She's Wild! She's like something right out of Big Trouble in Little China...
     
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    up until recently, an old guy from Hong Kong took care of my acupuncture issues. Unfortunately, he passed away and all there is around me now is the "new" style with the thin needles. they don't work worth a damn. if you know someone who still use the big needles, don't loose contact with them.
     
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    accupunture for bursitis? kind of risky isn't it. I've had bursitis in both shoulders recurring sometimes more than once a year in the R and every few years in the L . I asked about accu for my R side and the sports medicine specialist called it as usefull at a cortizone shot into the joint.
    my doctor always recommends sports medicine places because of the similar repetative stress injuries mechanics get like atheletes get.

    my R shoudler gets bad enough it litteraly feels like someone is attempting to dislocate my shoulder, REAL rest over the weekend switch ice/heat Sat. (NO DRIVING!) a couple motrin platinum washed down with a nice strong cider or a double rye and water at bedtime. then just ice on sunday , and back to work monday but not rotating or reach as far as previously week. ice pack at work in the freezer for when it flares, carry on. usually back to normal within a week or 2 . learned from not having any sick days and not being able to afford holidays.

    edit: I'm a 52 yr old truck/coach mechanic counting on freedom 75:dunno
     
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    Thanks for your input:cheers: just curious, why would you think acupuncture would be risky?
     
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    I had it done for tennis elbow years ago and it aggrevated the condition. it used to be very popular here with physio therapy but not so much anymore.
     
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    I just got regenexx platelet enriched plasma in my back. I know a guy who at the same time got steroids; so far he's in pain, and I won't say the back feels great, but I'm able to do more every day, and from day 3 after the injection, I could do way more than before getting the injections.

    They 'claim' it's good for just about any sort of issue; I don't know, but I do know if my back keeps letting me do, like I've not been able to in a while, then I definitely will go for more.
     

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