four years after injury

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jmar
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Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:43 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: brachial plexus stretch during thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on may 18, 2010.

four years after injury

Post by jmar » Tue May 20, 2014 8:42 pm

it has been four years since my injury. I have no pain any more but the other effects are very annoying. sometimes I do not feel heat at all. I could actually lay my arm on a hot stove and not know it. but then again just a few minutes later my arm is very heat sensitive. as far as cold goes if I was to close my eyes and someone put an ice cube on my arm I would be able to tell there is something cold on my arm but I have no idea where on my arm the ice cube is at. I feel the cold from fingertip to shoulder. that goes for any time I lay my arm on a cold table also. that remains the same. but the cold sensation seems to be getting less intense. maybe that will go away eventually. I just have to be careful about where I put my arm.

the weakness and partial paralysis is a pain sometimes but I manage to do whatever I want to do. I can bend my fingers to make a soft fist but cannot move them side to side.

I have gotten almost full range of motion back in my shoulder and elbow and wrist. but the weakness is annoying at times. but I am more stubborn than the weakness. I will find a way to do whatever I want to do. the stamina in my arm is not that great but I can take breaks. then keep going.

WOW JUST REALIZED IT WAS 4 YEARS AGO THIS PAST SUNDAY. MAY 18 2010

one good thing that came from this is the fact that I never learned to swim. still don't know how and have no interest in learning. but the thing I learned is how to float. on a noodle of course. I can "swim" with a noodle also. that is a lot of fun. I am no longer afraid to go in the deeper water as long as I am on my noodle. sometimes I can go to the 5 foot water (I am 5 foot 3) without the noodle. the lifeguards know I cant swim so they watch me very carefully when I go in the deeper water without my noodle. lol. they know I am there just to do exercises.

Carolyn J
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Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:22 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: LOBPI. I am 77 yrs old and never had a name for my injuries until 2004 when I found UBPN at age 66.

My injuries are: LOBPI on upper body and Cerebrael Palsy on the lower left extremities. The only intervention I've had is a tendon transplant from my left leg to my left foot to enable flexing t age 24 in 1962. Before that, my foot would freeze without notice on the side when wearing heels AND I always did wear them at work "to fit in" I also stuttered until around age 18-19...just outgrew it...no therapy for it. Also suffered from very very low self esteem; severe Depression and Anxiety attacks started at menopause. I stuffed emotions and over-compensated in every thing I did to "fit in" and be "invisible". My injuries were Never addressed or talked about until age 66. I am a late bloomer!!!!!

I welcome any and all questions about "My Journey".
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Re: four years after injury

Post by Carolyn J » Tue May 20, 2014 9:18 pm

GOOD FOR YOU! *HEArT8*
Carolyn J
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ASC
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Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:41 am
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: OBPI

Re: four years after injury

Post by ASC » Wed May 21, 2014 5:37 am

Nothing to offer.

NZBPI2015
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Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:19 am
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: c5-6 rupture, c7-8 avulsion, may 2015 via rugby awaiting surgery

Re: four years after injury

Post by NZBPI2015 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:34 am

?WHAT WAS THE NATURE OF YOUR INJURY AND WHAT SURGICAL PROCEDURE DID YOU HAVE

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