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by jennyb
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Amputation...
Replies: 54
Views: 20961

Re: Amputation...

Hi Andrew, I think I remember when you got injured, and it's great to see you doing so well. I have in the past done a lot of supporting of people with this injury, and my experience of those that choose amputation has been overwhelmingly positive. Not one regretted it, all commented on how much fre...
by jennyb
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: motorcycles and BPI
Replies: 23
Views: 10860

Re: motorcycles and BPI

In the UK the hospital staff told me they refer to BPI as "biker's palsy", all number crunching done about the incidence of traumatic bpi have found the commonest cause by far is motorcycle accident. Back in the pre helmet days, bikers whose accident was serious enough to cause a bpi also usually wo...
by jennyb
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Parents of OBPI Children
Topic: US Doctor malpractice case in NZ
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

US Doctor malpractice case in NZ

<t>This was in our papers this week and I thought some of you might be interested. I note the doctor named has now returned to practise in the US-beware! I couldn't link to article but it was in most NZ papers and can be googled.<br/> <br/> NationalRSS Email Print ShareThis<br/> --------------------...
by jennyb
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: ROLL CALL ( LURKERS TOO!!!!!!! )
Replies: 670
Views: 141229

Re: ROLL CALL ( LURKERS TOO!!!!!!! )

<t>Bumping up for newbies. If you want to be added in the next number crunch of causes and nationalities please say where you are and how you got injured. Motorcycle accidents are still top as causes but there are lots of others. Scroll back a couple of pages to see the last number crunch.<br/> Welc...
by jennyb
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: updates on 1997 BPI of Errett
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: updates on 1997 BPI of Errett

I remember Erret, it's great to hear how good his recovery has been! Wish him all the best, success stories are such a boost :)
JenNZ
by jennyb
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: shoulder fusion for winging scapular - scapulothoracic fixation.
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: shoulder fusion for winging scapular - scapulothoracic fixation.

<r>Hey james, don't know anyone personally but you could try the message boards at the UK tbpi group if you haven't already, at <URL url="http://www.tbpi-group.org">www.tbpi-group.org</URL>, someone might know more and as you're nearish London you might even be able to meet up. <br/> Whereabouts in ...
by jennyb
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Anyone have severe nerve pain in chest and/or left thumb pad?
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: Anyone have severe nerve pain in chest and/or left thumb pad?

<t>Chest pain would suggest that there may be C4 involvement, which doesn't fit with your C7/T1 scenario. But I'm NOT a doctor and chest pain needs looking at. The thing is, tbpi often experience cortex plasticity which can mean that the pain messages we get are not necessarily related to the site o...
by jennyb
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Anyone ever seen Dr. Tiel in Jackson MS for BPI?
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: Anyone ever seen Dr. Tiel in Jackson MS for BPI?

<t>Dr Tiel has been a tbpi specialist for longer than any other doctor I know of in the USA but has the reputation of being conservative. He is also extremely ethical and won't recommend costly surgery if the benefits are not likely to be great. The Mayo are the top team as far as more recent experi...
by jennyb
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Parents of OBPI Children
Topic: (non bpi) Toxins Database
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: (non bpi) Toxins Database

Thanks Francine, it was me who posted that! You know how I question EVERYTHING....LOL!
Glad it's helped. But, sometimes....I wish we didn't know this stuff. And, sometimes, I get so MAD that 'they' are still selling it to us!
Grrrrrrrr :)
JenNZ
by jennyb
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: DLPA - Natural Pain Killing Power
Replies: 16
Views: 7246

Re: DPLA - Natural Pain Killing Power

<r>I've checked it out here, I can get 50 500mg tabs for NZ$35.90. But I'm on an ssri antidepressant, and I think the DPLA might interfere with that from what I'm reading. Still, my pains ok at the mo so I'll leave it be and think about this if/when I get off the anti-d's. Plus I only pay $8 for 3 m...