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PostSubject: taking a break   Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:13 am

i got that jason newstead thing going on. i wake up in the morning and cant close my hands ... very painful. fingers locking open or closed ... force them ... snap ... ouch!

i have an apointment set up with a doctor to get a series of cortizone shots in my hands (again). thattl be good for about a year. ultimately, i need surgery (again). i had great results from the surgeries before (like, back up and playing in 2 days!), but i dont have health insurance to cover that.

we have a gig this saturday. i'll struggle thru some practices ... but no more gigs untill the end of may.

i surrender!
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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:49 am

all I can say is best wishes to you on the diagnosis recovery and insurance thing. I have been there many times in my past with no or under-insured insurance which left me with many hospital bills when it was necessary to get medical help with no money.
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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:39 pm

My sentiments exactly. Do what you have to Bro to get better.

This is what has always distressed me about getting older. I, too, can feel my hands starting to age, and it sucks.

MadMike, your situation is yet another example of why we need universal health care in this country. If we had it, getting the help you needed wouldn't be an issue.

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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:16 pm

Oh no...best wishes!
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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:03 pm

thanx guys.

furreal ... this isnt a big deal. i can get the cortizone at the clinic ... $60, and i gotta have two weeks downtime to heal up a bit and i'll be good as new for summertime gigging.
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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:24 pm

That's a relief. What a nasty surprise to wake up to. No
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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:34 pm

That is a relief. But it still bums me out to hear of one of our own going through any sort of distress.

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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:51 pm

Good luck with the procedure. Hope everything goes well.
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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:17 am

Best wishes with this. I have been battling Carpel Tunnel in both wrists, then got tennis elbow in my left arm so have been unable to play or touch a bass for the last 6 weeks & is still not better.

Carpel Tunnel I had better luck with- without surgery.
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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:51 pm

Wow, BD! I didn't realize you were having such troubles! Best of luck, and speedy recovery to you as well!

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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:20 am

yeah ... i get the cts too. strange, its seems to be seasonal.

i was just looking at this ..........

http://www.carpaldoctors.com/home/howdoesitwork.html

lotta money for something that may or may not work!
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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:21 am

I tried playing a little the other night- no can do, seems to strike right at where it hurts, damaged area (tendenitis)
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PostSubject: Re: taking a break   Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:08 pm

yeah ... i didnt get good results with the healthcare i received (none).

i gotta go find another doctor.
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