I wish you the best of luck tomorrow.
This is a discussion on Wish Me Good Luck: I See The Hand Surgeon Tomorrow and WARNING (Again)! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Best to ya! Hope this turns out as good as it can for ya!...
Best to ya! Hope this turns out as good as it can for ya!
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
"Sometimes when you're making gumbo, people just show up.", Leah Chase
Maybe you could operate via the internet and do a "digital" carpometacarpal arthroplasty. No pain for me, and a nice insurance check for you (sent electronically of course.)
That's a terrific article and the photos really help to check your potential gun's position BEFORE you buy it. Everyone should read.
(By the way, I don't know I'm getting surgery just yet. Just going to the surgeon for further info and to get his read of the MRI they took, along with his recommendations. They already did the X-Rays and an initial exam - which hurts like hell. I imagine they would wait, try other things first, and then part of he decision is up to the patient, i.e. sense of pain, interference with activities important to him etc.)
Thanks all for kind words and good wishes. I'll let you know how this develops.
detective, I know just what you're going through. I had the surgery on my left hand about 4 years ago, it took a loooong time to heal but seems to be as good as new and I use it hard. The 26th of this month I've gotta go back to the VA to get the right one done. My carry weapon is a 3" barrel .45 and I haven't been able to practice lately, the pain is incredible and its constant now. Good luck with yours, I hope it comes out as good as my left one did.
Good luck with the surgery, I had my left hand done 4 years ago, took the thumb off and removed a piece of bone, then scraped all the arthritis off all around my wrist, was on morphine for a week, very painfull, was in a cast for 6 weeks, its as good as new now. Was suppose to have the right hand done last month but I put it off until after the holidays.
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I have this problem in my left hand. Thumb joint to hand hurts all the time, being a wuss I won't be going to a Doc. I'll just live with it, at 71 everything hurts anyway.
My wife just recently had hand surgery. We have three young grandchildren and she was playing Nerf football with them, caught a pass sort of awkwardly and broke a chip of bone in her ring finger joint.......mallet finger. Hand surgeon put it back in place, she's in a healing mode right now, I'd say she needs to increase her calcium intake too, that's something else to consider as we age.
Good luck on your hand surgery, and keep us posted. BTW she was given a post-op Rx for pain meds, but never needed them. She said that Tylenol was all she needed for the first day or so.
Gain a 2A vote, take a fence-sitter shooting.
Good luck with the hand - hopefully surgery won't be necessary!
Wishing the best to you. Keep us updated.