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Hi LJs.
It’s been a while since the last post.
I’ve had some problems on my hands, tendinitis and trigger fingers.
Couldn’t work for a while and finally had surgeries on both hands at the same time.
I know this is very unwise way of fixing body but had no choice atthat time.
It’s been a week after surgery, and fortunately my right hand is freed up.
(picture was taken on surgery day,so it’s swollen a lot.)
One hand and a bit of assist from left is good enough to type.
I expect removing left cast in two weeks.
I have to find something I can make with one hand.

Stay healthy, LJs!!

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#1 posted 09-04-2010 06:03 PM

thank God you got some help in time .

rest easy ,
take your time .

you will be back at it soon .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 09-04-2010 06:12 PM

rest up and start planning your next project

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 09-04-2010 06:17 PM

wish you a speedy recovery!

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#4 posted 09-04-2010 06:26 PM

need to rest and give rest to your hands too. It’s a good idea to plan your next project till you get better.
Get well soon.
Take care.

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#5 posted 09-04-2010 06:29 PM

Don’t get too carried away and start activities prematurely and you end up prolong the healing. Or, the loss of use causes another injury. My sympathies.

Had hand in cast with broken part… got cast off just in time to break other hand. Real annoying. Now, I’m faced with ankle surgeries that I’ve been putting off for over a year… it does get frustrating when you want to be active.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 09-04-2010 07:14 PM

Good health to all!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#7 posted 09-04-2010 07:18 PM

Hey, for me, planning is a good part of the fun! Speedy recovery.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#8 posted 09-04-2010 07:24 PM

Good health to all!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#9 posted 09-04-2010 07:26 PM

Get Well!!!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#10 posted 09-04-2010 07:36 PM

Did you have a Trapeziectomy? I had two of those – first one, easy as pie – second one took longer to heal. Just wondered what a trigger finger was? Take care, I know how hard it is to do menial things.


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#11 posted 09-04-2010 08:32 PM

Yes, take it easy, and give you time mentally and health wise.
Life is a journey, and all steps are a way ahead in this.
I had surgery several times, and I often did the mistake not to be patient.
Take some walks, watch some good movies, look at YouTube’s wood videos.
Best thoughts and a wish of a fine recover,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 09-04-2010 08:35 PM

Get well soon!!!! but don`t rush it too fast! Best wishes!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#13 posted 09-04-2010 08:37 PM

Probably seems really bad right now. It did when I had my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome op. Rest assured though that in the long run you have made the right decision. You will notice a world of difference when this is over. All the best and speedy recovery.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#14 posted 09-04-2010 09:08 PM

You could do paper hanging in the interim. Or you could tell jokes. :) Hey, get well soon.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#15 posted 09-04-2010 09:10 PM

Sounds rough to not have the use of both hands for a while. I guess you then realize how much you depend on them for the most minute every day tasks. when I first saw the photo before reading I thought someone had a major power tool accident. Glad it wasn’t so…
I have been told I have an itchy trigger finger…but surgery is not needed.

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