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    If Bad News Comes in 3's...

    ... And my boys have just cracked the screen on our LCD TV and I'm - in all likelihood - going to have to have surgery on my neck then what's next??

    And why is that anyways, that people say it comes in threes? Why not a nice even number like four?

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    No good mate, but don't wish more on yerself. What's wrong with ur neck?

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    Go to a somatics pro. Never do surgery. For threes, just break a glass in the kitchen. Done.

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    I don't believe he made it clear what sort of neck problem {and subsequent surgery} it might be.....

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    The neck's a long-standing injury from a car accident when I was young. Reaggravated it in the gym a couple of weeks back, compression of the C4,5, and 6 veterbrae and nerve damage. Basically I have no feeling in my right thumb and index finger or left forearm and constant pins and needles in left hand.

    Pain's not so bad, funnily enough it's the numbness that's hard to live with - makes things like doing up buttons difficult. Been on a course of medication to reduce swelling and inflammation but it doesn't appear to be working so surgery's shaping as the only option.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    For threes, just break a glass in the kitchen. Done.
    Hmm, take fate into my own hands? I like it!

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    Numbness is nerve being pressured by da bones. Somatics, bebe!
    Of course you can take fate in your own hands! Just ensure you clean up the mess before the twins toddle in.

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    Somatics? What's that, some sort of treatment?

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    Oh and I just heard back from Sony on cost of fixing the TV, B50,000.

    Feck that, not worth it.

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    Buy a new one at that price, take it outta their college fund

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    Put the broken one in their room and tell them to watch that one for the next 10 years for breaking it.

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    ^&^^
    Have considered both those options. It's fecking annoying really, it's not that old and now it's worth virtually nothing. On the brightside it does mean that I get to buy a bigger one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    ... And my boys have just cracked the screen on our LCD TV and I'm - in all likelihood - going to have to have surgery on my neck then what's next??

    And why is that anyways, that people say it comes in threes? Why not a nice even number like four?

    AA will be your surgeon?

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    I had the same problem with a neck and spine injury from playing Rugby that left my left arm and hand in constsnt pain and slightly smaller than my right arm.

    I went to every doctor in 3 different countries and they all said operations.

    I finally went to the specialist at the Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital (Soi Convent just off Silom Road) and he fixed my problem 90% in the matter of 1 month by using traction, muscle therapy and ultrasound.

    Still today I have no problems and after 10 years of relative freedom of pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil View Post
    AA will be your surgeon?
    That sort of news would be in a different catergory from "bad news" altogether. Something like: 'Earth-shatteringly-Diabolically-Completely-Fecked-up News'.
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    I finally went to the specialist at the Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital (Soi Convent just off Silom Road) and he fixed my problem 90% in the matter of 1 month by using traction, muscle therapy and ultrasound.
    Interesting, will check it out. The prospect of my neck/back being sliced open isn't exactly one that I'm relishing.

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    That type of surgery is very dangerous, I would get a couple of other opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellow View Post
    That type of surgery is very dangerous, I would get a couple of other opinions.
    Yep, poking around the spinal column's always pretty risky.

    To my current Docs credit though he has stated that it's very much a option of last resort and he prefers what he calls a "conservative course of treatment".

    Problem is it just doesn't seem to be working and it's frustrating having the numbness - particularly since I'm right-handed.

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    Scamp's just been on the phone drunk and muttering away.

    "Trip to Chiang Mai........ collection of home videos now converted to DVD....finally got his address.....I'll prove that I'm a decent guy....."

    Something like that.

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    ^ Are you serious.

    Feck, looks like I'm in for an urgent shift then... bad neck or no!

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    If bad things come in threes, stay away from kittens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Interesting, will check it out.
    Do it and I can quite honestly say that doctor is a genius.

    I went from not being able to lift my left arm above my shoulder to doing chin-ups in 1 month.

    A third broken vertebrae he said with a bent spine from extreme top cranium impact, he put my on a spine traction machine which gave me instant relief and after 25 years of pain and then I went back for muscle strengthening therapy and ultra-soung massage for a few months.

    I still do very simple exercises every day but up until now have not had any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellow View Post
    That type of surgery is very dangerous, I would get a couple of other opinions.
    Yes.
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    Somatics? What's that, some sort of treatment?
    Yep. And it works.

    Injuries trigger postural reflexes that rob us of control of our own muscles and cause pain and stiffness; we tighten up; we lose the ability to relax reflexively tight muscles and to move freely in certain ways. Without retraining, people often stay that way indefinitely...

    Many people who have unsuccessfully undergone physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy and various forms of bodywork, osteopathy, neurosurgery, et al., have found clinical somatic education to be a successful last resort with success rates in excess of 90%.

    The key to recovery is your recapturing control of muscles trapped by reflexes triggered by injury or nervous tension; you can relax and move, again. Pain fades out, starting immmediately. You come back to the way you were -- or (more often) finish better than you were, before -- and you can keep yourself well without outside help.

    An American lady came to Samui and started a Somatics clinic. She gave me a demo session, but I didn't have any probs, so, I figured, ya, another quack. But, a few years later, I got a crick in my neck -- couldn't move my head, pain and numbness all down my left arm. She threw me on a sala and within 10 minutes manipulated the muscles back into order. Still had pain, but she said that's was because the nerves were bruised. Immediately, no probs with movement or numbness. Pain gone in a few days. She called acupuncture "aspirin" and said chiropracters can't help because they don't realign the muscles.

    Definitive Pain Relief and Movement Rehab | Hanna Somatic Education® | somatics

    Dunno if there is anyone in your area...

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    extreme top cranium impact
    That's the same injury I originally suffered. My head met the roof of the car at the exact same moment as it rolled-over onto the road causing quite a severe jolt.

    Was doing a bit of rally driving in my RX2, my skill level wasn't as good as I thought it was though.

    Anyways thanks for the tip I'll definately look into it. I hope it's avaliable in CM as BKK's not really that practical an option for me.

    ^Ditto that for yours too, Jet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Was doing a bit of rally driving in my RX2
    I got hit by a huge islander playing Rugby League on Belmore Sports Ground and apart from nearly breaking my neck he did break my colar bone at the same time.

    I never recovered from that one and what surprised me most is the fact no other doctor could come up with a safe, easy, non-surgical solution for my problem.

    Really I was prepared to go under the knife but thankfully I found this bloke who just by looking at me knew what my problem was.

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