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Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Post by Nick Sevilla » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:02 pm

I am finally getting it done tomorrow.

This thing kept coming and going, until last October 2019 it decided to stay.

Will report progress.

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Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Post by darjama » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:16 pm

Good luck!

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Post by markjazzbassist » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:53 am

good luck. my bandmate had it and has been a lot better afterwards.

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:58 pm

Thanks guys.

The pain is slowly subsiding...
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Post by vvv » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:11 pm

My bro just had a rotator done - if you can get the ice machine, do.

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Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Post by Gregg Juke » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:05 am

Hope it all worked out, Nick.

I had my right wrist done about a decade ago. The left needed it but never got it. Well, they are both candidates once again. But technology and approach has changed, and my most recent consulting doctor said “let’s wait awhile.” Both shoulders are worse anyway. I just got the steroid shot in right shoulder; we’ll see how it goes.

Playing hand percussion is no problem. Not being able to hold sticks for very long though makes drumset nearly impossible.

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Post by Scodiddly » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:56 pm

Hope it goes well! I've had tendonitis in my wrists a few times which is a different injury, but still frustrating to live with.

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Post by vvv » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:10 pm

Heya, Greg Juke - been a while!
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Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Post by Nick Sevilla » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:21 am

Gregg Juke wrote:
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Hope it all worked out, Nick.
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Thanks Greg! So far so good, the recovery has been quick. I still cannot use my hand as much as I want to,
but I guess I just have to get used to going slower. So, no Death Metal solos for now... ;)
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Post by Scodiddly » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:40 am

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:21 am
Thanks Greg! So far so good, the recovery has been quick. I still cannot use my hand as much as I want to,
but I guess I just have to get used to going slower. So, no Death Metal solos for now... ;)
My understanding is that you get a reprieve, but you still have to fix/reduce the RSI-causing behavior going forward?

I still use very ergonomic Kinesis keyboards on my computers, Dvorak keyboard layout, &etc.

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:45 pm

Scodiddly wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:40 am
Nick Sevilla wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:21 am
Thanks Greg! So far so good, the recovery has been quick. I still cannot use my hand as much as I want to,
but I guess I just have to get used to going slower. So, no Death Metal solos for now... ;)
My understanding is that you get a reprieve, but you still have to fix/reduce the RSI-causing behavior going forward?

I still use very ergonomic Kinesis keyboards on my computers, Dvorak keyboard layout, &etc.
Correct. Well, I now only use computers part time. For now... eventually I'll find a good ergonomic keyboard, and learn to use it. Will look
at those Kinesis keyboards. Thanks.
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Post by Scodiddly » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:36 pm

Cheapest two things you could do right away is switch your mouse to the other hand and then use the Dvorak layout. Both take a little getting used to, but are generally well worth doing. And any modern operating system will have a Dvorak option in the keyboard language settings.

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:40 pm

Scodiddly wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:36 pm
Cheapest two things you could do right away is switch your mouse to the other hand and then use the Dvorak layout. Both take a little getting used to, but are generally well worth doing. And any modern operating system will have a Dvorak option in the keyboard language settings.
I'll try this... after I switch my brain hemispheres.... ;)
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Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Post by Gregg Juke » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:53 pm

Unintentional double post...


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Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Post by Gregg Juke » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:53 pm

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Scodiddly wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:36 pm
Cheapest two things you could do right away is switch your mouse to the other hand and then use the Dvorak layout. Both take a little getting used to, but are generally well worth doing. And any modern operating system will have a Dvorak option in the keyboard language settings.
I'll try this... after I switch my brain hemispheres.... ;)

Yeah! I have it in both wrists, but if I switch to Dvorak, will I automatically write better symphonies? That is the question...


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