curly
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8:00 PM - Nov 28, 2004 #81

Thought it was about time I added my bit. Long term bpi, last millennium in fact! 1979 to be precise when I was 18,no one else`s fault as no else involved. Cant remember what happened but woke up in hospital with a broken left humerus & no feeling or movement in left arm, I thought this could be quite normal as I d never broken a bone before! Docs said trapped nerve, should be OK in a few weeks but 6 months later no change & I got a bit depressed.
D.V.L.A. took away my bike license & no one would insure me without a full license,Catch 22 !! So ended up passing a car test for automatics only & spotted that tricycles were on my license so built my first trike a while later & been on them ever since & have been racing them at tarmac speed hill climbs for the last 10 yrs or so,sometimes winning, sometimes not but good times anyway & good to be able to go faster than others & be able to say you could beat them with one arm tied behind your back !
Been working full time for the last 20 yrs as a self employed farmer where I can do virtually everything as its all mechanized nowadays & if it isnt, it is on my farm!
Thankfully get very little pain bar constant pins & needles which are tolerable most of the time. After a few years some sensation came back as far as my elbow & can now use my biceps though fairly weakly but it is of some use, just as well I told a doc to f off when he told me they were thinking of amputating it at the elbow 20 odd years ago!!
Bye for now
Jon a.k.a. Curly
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5:32 PM - Feb 03, 2005 #82

Well, I am back from a lengthy absence and it's nice (but unfortunate) to see many familiar peeps here.
BP nerve injury in 2000 due to lengthy abdominal surgery...no explanation...winged scapula, cervical stenosis, long thoracic nerve damage, 2 frozen shoulders, every "tunnel" syndrome imaginable and chronic tendinitis/bursitis, osteoarthritis...sounding and feeling more like an 80 year old than my youthful 46 years of age.
I am now taking a low dose of Oxycontin which has made a big difference in my pain levels but still searching for alternatives because I know I will continue to develop a tolerance to this medication and cannot increase the dosage indefinitely.
I am now (reluctantly) on permanent disability and I am inspired by many of you who continue to work and play with this injury...your strength and resolve is amazing. Walking across the street to the mailbox is considered a full days exercise in my books.
I am remaining hopeful and will never give up hope that someday I will find peace with this injury.
It is comforting to know that these forums are always here for me. I don't know where I would be without all of you!
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9:20 PM - Feb 25, 2005 #83

never ever give up..
you're doing great
we all manage to find a bit of extra strength
somehow...when we need it
You've been through a helluva lot and I'm bloody impressed that you're still banging away...don't ever stop
keep on keeping on...
Yeti
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10:15 AM - Mar 12, 2005 #84

new too site but here goes..
Master Ford and ASE certified specializing in transmission repair and rebuilding.. contracted Thoracic outlet syndrome with arterial variation. subjected to every torture the dr. know to no luck.. had bilat.. ct release and re release on right hand.. then bi lat 1st rib resection to get arterial compression to go away because of cloting major problem in the left arm.. no feeling in it.. limited use and no lifting of anykind. caused cronic pain all the time started in 2002. cause by work no w/c income yet.. no settlements of anykind yet.. marriage fell apart in the end of dec 05 suffer from major depression over wife leaving me, loss of ability to work, no income, feeling of uselessness also suffer from emotionaly detachement what ever that means( therepist talk). had attempted suicide twice. both times in feb of 05. no longer allowed any pain meds. still waiting to find out what the hack of a surgeon did to me arm.. starting to really really distrust all dr.. most dont or cant help you..
but hey thats my story..
chris..
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12:32 PM - Mar 19, 2005 #85

WELCOME
that sounds like a nightmare Chris, don't understand all the medical references and abbreviations but looks like calling it a rough ride is an understatement :">
have you been in touch with anyone about legal representation at all...the C.A.B. etc
there seems to be a hard core of incompetents who are giving the rest of the hard working concientious med. proffession a bad name. Us bikers are used to being tarred with the same brush and I get the feeling docs are getting the same crap...still can't blame you for feeling bitter....YETI
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1:22 PM - May 21, 2005 #86

Hi every body,
My name's Lee. I'm new to the group,originally from Leeds but now live in SW London.
Had my accident in Sheffield in 1997 [motor cycle RTA] pretty messed up at the time but almost as good as it gets now.:">
Had tendon transfers and muscle grafts to left tbpi. Got a bit of movement now and strength is building up, now got muscle regrowth in withered left arm, coooool or what ? All broken bones repaired and healed except left clavicle, still a non union but hey I can live with that no worries.
All surgery to my arm done by Mr. Kay at St.James' in Leeds decent bloke comes across a bit eccentric but knows his onions and is a straight talking surgeon no Bull s##t.
Not back at work or anything but just got a computer and I'm learning basic IT so who knows. Lost my job obviously not much call for one armed mobile heavy goods fitters and dont know much about anything else.
I think that I've got to grips with my disability and dont find it as difficult to cope with now, although I went through a really bad spell and was on lots of different AD's that left me off my face and zombiefied, no longer on them but they did help at the time.
Any way feel free to ask any questions to me and if I can answer them I will look forward to getting to know you all if thats possible?Thanx.
Lee
"Got money"? "Get inked"!
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6:59 PM - Aug 17, 2012 #87

Thought i'd try to reignite this thread..... R1, wet road, signpost, telegraph pole. C5 thru T5 avulsed. Broken wrist, ulnar & humerus, head injury, mrsa and lost sensation in left leg. All recovered less bpi. Root reimplantation by Mr Choi @ queens sq. 1yr later still nothing except tinels sign out to shoulder. Pain bad, drugs help (lyrica & amiltryptiline). Working full time and getting by best i can. Ben
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