August 24 – Dr. Burkhead and Surgery

I went to see Dr. Burkhead Tuesday for my final pre-surgery visit. I was planning on taking the titanium plate out, in hopes that it would alleviate some of my Thoracic Outlet Syndrome symptoms. I was skeptical though, seems Burkhead wanted to do a clavicle resection...

Sick As A Dog

So the last 2 days have been the best and worst, respectively, of the past year and a half. So if you haven’t read the good news, you can do so HERE. In short, my bone is healed and I can now have surgery to take the plate out, in hopes of receiving my T.O.S....

July 30th – Dr. Morrison and the EMG

So i went for my second EMG today, this time with a Dr. Frank Morrison that was recommended by the Vascular Specialist Dr. Pearl, who i was referred to by Dr. Hansen, the doc who did the original surgery. Confused? me too. Doctors are weird and confusing to me as...

July 7th – Wednesday

Well i think the cortizone is wearing off. Today i hurt more than i have in a few weeks, and over the past 2 days my hand has been tingling mildly and getting that aching feeling. I took the day off from work in hopes of resting my shoulder and hand, and have such...

July 7th – Good Advice

A fellow clavicle sufferer gave me some words of wisdom recently, he said: “When you feel good, you are cocky like it is going to be o.k. When it feels bad, you sound desperate and un-informed.” And he’s right. Today i feel desperate and uninformed....

July 4th – Independance Day

Today was great. I went out to the parent’s house in princeton and had home-grilled burgers with all the fixens. I went swimming for about an hour an came out of it with a nice tan. My shoulder did great, and it felt SO good to be in the water, actually using my...