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DannyC
08-10-2016, 10:26 AM
It is over 80 days since my little mishap when my rubbish weld gave way and I was pitched onto the street @ 20+MPH and landed face down with my 200# weight ramming my left wrist and my right front of shoulder onto the tarmac. Since then life has been hellishly painful.

Yesterday I caved in and sought something better than OTC pain medication.
While at my Doctors surgery I was given a full copy of the Untrasound result.
....."There is an apparent complete rupture of the subscapularis tendon with retraction of the proximal tendon and extensive fluid."

So, I have not just torn or damaged a tendon, I have totally sheared through a tendon. Now I understand why I have been in such a lot of pain.

https://s5.postimg.org/lhd6oojz7/full_subscapularis_tear_with_lhb_web.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/lhd6oojz7/)

So, I now have proper pain meds (which at least allow me to sleep).

When I see a consultant on the 5th of September I shall be asking to have these two ends of the Subscapularis tendon reunited through surgery ASAP.

All because I didn't weld something properly. Be warned!!

HHJJ
08-10-2016, 01:02 PM
Ouch!

Phfffm!

Hope they fix you up proper good.

stormbird
08-10-2016, 05:25 PM
Oh Danny that sounds bad , odd though they everything appears to work ?

I seem to remember you had no difficulty lifting a pint on a nightly basis ....

I'll get my coat ...

DannyC
08-11-2016, 04:32 AM
Oh Danny that sounds bad , odd though they everything appears to work ?

I seem to remember you had no difficulty lifting a pint on a nightly basis ....

I'll get my coat ...

Hi Paul,

I am able to raise a glass because it is my right shoulder and I am Left-Handed perhaps.:stooge_curly:

I am also amazed that the arm still works (albeit to a lesser degree, and with attendant pain) it just goes to show how robust the human frame is I guess.

The clicking and popping is the tendon at the head of the bicep coming out of its groove, where the subscapularis is now no longer there to hold it in place.

Now I know just how bad it is I am being extra careful not to make things worse.

stormbird
08-11-2016, 04:46 AM
Dan

I suppose your doctor would not have recommended a 10 day camping holiday in Holland had the real damage been found before you left.

lets hope it will repair eventually [ getting older does not help ] otherwise I am sure John can weld it...

I'll get my other coat ....

Twinkle
08-11-2016, 05:37 AM
I have a staple gun , I can tack it together for you if it helps it heal quicker ....


joking apart , lets hope the pain relief helps you through the next few weeks until you see a specialist , unless a trip to A&E gets you to see one quicker ?


take care , emma

NZJLY
08-13-2016, 04:01 AM
Get well.
Just finished my first bike build, and did most of my own welding. Hope I don't join you :sweatdrop:

HHJJ
08-13-2016, 05:02 AM
Trick is not to join 2 tubes without a V and grind off all the weld after.

LongRider
08-14-2016, 12:48 AM
Trick is not to join 2 tubes without a V and grind off all the weld after.

Only if the trick is to have the two parts separate!!! Be sure to keep some of the weld material or you have just defeated the purpose of welding the parts...