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by Joel
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Injured Skier Skis Again
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Injured Skier Skis Again

<r>A few weeks ago I went skiing for the first time in two years. If you'll recall thats how I got myself in the unfortunate situartion of my BPI. <br/> <br/> I've posted a few pictures and blogged about it here: <URL url="http://www.leftarmbandit.org/2009/03/skiing-again.html">http://www.leftarmban...
by Joel
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Two year Anniversary of my Skiing Accident is Today!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: Two year Anniversary of my Skiing Accident is Today!!!

<t>Chris,<br/> <br/> Same with you. Seeing people like you,Dan, Robin and Heddi on this forum was a huge encouragement to me early on. Hopefully there are others who are getting some encouragement from me and my experiences.<br/> <br/> I'm writing up my ski trip experience for my blog. HJpefull that...
by Joel
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Two year Anniversary of my Skiing Accident is Today!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Two year Anniversary of my Skiing Accident is Today!!!

<r>Today is the two year anniversary of my skiing accident I've blogged about it over on my personal blog check it out: <URL url="http://www.leftarmbandit.org/2009/03/two-year-anniversary.html"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.leftarmbandit.org/2009/03/tw ... rsary.html">http://www.leftarmbandit.org/2009...
by Joel
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Athletic Arm Sling
Replies: 83
Views: 108472

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

<r>Hi,<br/> <br/> Here are those pictures Dan was talking about. I love trhe sling and am totally getting my life back. Today is the two year anniversary of my accident and I'm celibrating instead of morrning. You've got to celibrate life and make it work bor you.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.fac...
by Joel
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: question to people who has this injury for more than 15 years.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: question to people who has this injury for more than 15 years.....

I feel the same way about "sticking out in a crowd". So I wear this shoulder brace under my shirt. Its totally hidden unless the shirt I am wearing has really short sleeves.

Joel
by Joel
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: question to people who has this injury for more than 15 years.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: question to people who has this injury for more than 15 years.....

I highly recommend the brace mentioned by heiddi above. There are a bunch of different sizes so make sure to get the right one for your arm. I find that it releives the pain some especially when I'm going to be upright without any support for a long time.

Cheers,
Joel
by Joel
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Great Workout's Lately?
Replies: 13
Views: 2925

Re: Great Workout's Lately?

<r>Hey All,<br/> <br/> I had to change a bunch of things on my bike too. I am able to grab the handle bars with both hands and break with both hands but unable to generate enough power to shift a Shimano STI (105) lever. So I purchased a set of bar end shifters and moved the shifting all to one side...
by Joel
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Dr. Nath???
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Re: Dr. Nath???

Dr. Nath seems to specialize in OBPI and not as much as TBPI. I met with him when he had a clinic in Seattle a year ago. It was good to get another opinion but in the end I had someone else do my surgery.

Cheers,
Joel
TBPI Mar 2007
by Joel
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: I Finished the Marathon!
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

I Finished the Marathon!

<t>Hey All,<br/> <br/> I've been training for 18 weeks and yesterday I did the Portland Marathon! 4 hours 27 mins and 38 seconds! It was a fantastic experience and I'm already thinking about when I can do another one, after I recover for a few months. <br/> <br/> Thanks a lot to Dan. Without his sli...
by Joel
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Muscle Transfer Info. needed!
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Muscle Transfer Info. needed!

<r>Hey Mike,<br/> <br/> I was a little slower then some people on this site. It took me about 10 months to start running again and about a year to get serious about it. Mostly that's because I didn't have the right sling. A normal one just doesn't work. Before I started running I did a lot of swimmi...