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    Well Mr C have a Happy Christmas, so pi55ed off its unreal

    Had a phone call today to say that my (ungent) cervical spine op will no not take place until next year so im a bit miffed to say the least, and i now have to go to one of these check ups for claiming disability allowance,as if i can tell them what the **** is going on in my neck and spine,

    i bet you any money they will stop it and say.

    you have a good right arm so get a job pulling pints,

    not happy i just want this never ending pain to go so that i can get back shooting full time, get a new 308 and start to put some weight back on (lost 2.3 stone since the injury) and have a left arm that looks like my right arm not looking like a 14 year olds,

    bob.

    i forgot to mention this is week 16 since this started,
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    Sorry Bob. Hard to know what to say other than keep the guns ( both physical and material ) at the forefront of your minds and don't let the f*****s grind you down.

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    16 weeks, mine took 4 years from initial investigation to surgery.
    As for the benefit examination, it goes like this, can you move a bag of sugar, pour from a half full kettle, get dressed, get through a day without soiling yourself.
    Ok Sir back to work, been there done that, now waiting for appeal, so far been waiting 2 years +

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
    16 weeks, mine took 4 years from initial investigation to surgery.
    As for the benefit examination, it goes like this, can you move a bag of sugar, pour from a half full kettle, get dressed, get through a day without soiling yourself.
    Ok Sir back to work, been there done that, now waiting for appeal, so far been waiting 2 years +

    Neil.
    hi Neil

    well i was rushed in to hospital with this and when they took the mri scan they said i could have been paralysed ??, urgent

    i think in their words that mean we will get to you when we can, i have had the pre op tests, the blood tests, the x rays, the injection of a blue die to show the nerves etc around the carotid artery, barium meal to show the oesophagus and wind pipe, electrical nerve tests(4,000 volts at very very low amps) makes your hand and arms do things you can't.

    told that it would be 3 to 6 weeks as the damage is from c4 to c8, lost 2 stone in weight and have a left arm like some school boy due to the injury, shoulder pain that's like having a knife in the neck shoulder blade and chest.

    just beginning to drag me down a bit, then they hit you with the tests,

    what the **** do they think i can do in that state, and that's just the physical never mind the mental side of it.

    bob.
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    look at it from a different point of view, MINE for example,
    i had a motorcycle rta at the age of 19, lost the use of my left arm which will never come back, (brachial plexus injury) i'm in severe pain, but i don't take pain killers so that i can drive and have a job,(as a security guard (i was a spark)), i don't want nor get handouts. my life was seriously ****ed up that day.
    have some dignity and don't depend on or expect disability living allowance, or anyone else to sort your life for you.

    this might sound harsh or very ignorant, but i don't care, i'm sick of people whinging all the time about "poor ole me".

    you get one shot at life. and guess what, this isn't no bloody test run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    hi Neil

    well i was rushed in to hospital with this and when they took the mri scan they said i could have been paralysed ??, urgent

    i think in their words that mean we will get to you when we can, i have had the pre op tests, the blood tests, the x rays, the injection of a blue die to show the nerves etc around the carotid artery, barium meal to show the oesophagus and wind pipe, electrical nerve tests(4,000 volts at very very low amps) makes your hand and arms do things you can't.

    told that it would be 3 to 6 weeks as the damage is from c4 to c8, lost 2 stone in weight and have a left arm like some school boy due to the injury, shoulder pain that's like having a knife in the neck shoulder blade and chest.

    just beginning to drag me down a bit, then they hit you with the tests,

    what the **** do they think i can do in that state, and that's just the physical never mind the mental side of it.

    bob.
    I know how you feel Bob, I got the run around for years for this, had all the same tests, along with a few more.
    I wish I had had the tests you had in the same order, as they tried all the simple ones first, which is why I had carpal tunnel syndrome relief surgery on both wrists first.
    The right wrist twice as they buggered it up, so had to have it done again to remove all the scar tissue the first opp left.
    That was all over with 3.5 years ago, pity none of it worked, which is why I then had even more tests, the ones that showed the spinal damage. I chose to only have the worst one (C6/C7) done, coming up for 2 years ago sort of as test ride
    Although I recovered well I am still missing some movement, I would not want to lose any more, so have decided to leave it as it is for the foreseeable future, fingers crossed.
    I still have permanent pain that will not go away, it still stops me doing a few thing, including most shotgunning as high birds are just not possible.
    I am also suffering pain in my left arm now, strength is failing and it is permanently aching, along with cramp like pain in the upper arm if I do too much.
    This is an exact rerun of the problems I had in my right arm, first symptoms appeared about 16 years ago, 9 years ago it was so bad I lost my job as I could no longer come even close to working a full day, let alone a full week. I then waited another year for surgery (a simple reshape and smoothing of the outer end of my collar bone, to stop the eroded bone damaging the muscle) by which time the damage was so bad it took 3 years to get full use (but limited strength) back, at about that time the other problems started.
    All I hope now is they don't waste another few years before deciding to operate.
    So yes I feel for you, never easy or straight forward is it mate.

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    this might sound harsh or very ignorant,
    Yes it does, it also makes me think if the pain can be dealt with without painkillers it isn't that bad, or does that sound harsh ?
    There is a world of difference between a 19 year old dealing with injuries, and somebody in their 50's looking at a future that could cost them everything they have worked towards getting.

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
    Yes it does, it also makes me think if the pain can be dealt with without painkillers it isn't that bad, or does that sound harsh ?
    There is a world of difference between a 19 year old dealing with injuries, and somebody in their 50's looking at a future that could cost them everything they have worked towards getting.

    Neil.
    well considering i died twice, i'd say that is a worse future, than being injured.
    must say that as soon as i wrote the above paragraph, i thought that i was being too rude. but i do stick by the thought "its better to be alive".

    mr hornet 6- why do you think a 19 year old life and well being is any less important than a 50 somethings life and well being. everyone is responsible for their own life.
    in the early years after my accident, i had to wait for operations to be thought of, before i could get them done some 5 years after, then being guinea pig for few ops.
    complaining doesn't help the matter.

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    Possibility is someone with money turned up and bought your slot. Know one person, estimate 15 months start to finish, Can I pay? Start to finish 4 weeks. Now was that spare time from the surgeon or was someone bumped. ATB Bob, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk View Post
    look at it from a different point of view, MINE for example,
    i had a motorcycle rta at the age of 19, lost the use of my left arm which will never come back, (brachial plexus injury) i'm in severe pain, but i don't take pain killers so that i can drive and have a job,(as a security guard (i was a spark)), i don't want nor get handouts. my life was seriously ****ed up that day.
    have some dignity and don't depend on or expect disability living allowance, or anyone else to sort your life for you.

    this might sound harsh or very ignorant, but i don't care, i'm sick of people whinging all the time about "poor ole me".

    you get one shot at life. and guess what, this isn't no bloody test run.
    Harsh?... I'd say so, and of absolutely no relevance.

    Try not to let it spoil Christmas Bob, next year is not that far away
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