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The only current downs side to my recovery is that cranioplasty  to repair the hole in my skull with a 3D printed titanium plate is not likely to happen until after the summer, “ we should get to you by Christmas were their words 😪“ a lot longer than the 3-6 months after your initial surgery they initially suggested - another Covid induced non-emergency surgery backlog apparently. Bloody Covid! Summer in my horrendously g hot helmet is going to be hard work….

 

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7 minutes ago, Frank Skilbeck said:

Ideal rehab for your weak arm would be a model to build. It's what I did after my minor TIA.

Unfortunately I think building with my left arm in its current condition would be hugely difficult, though I do have a VMC BalsaBasics Spit to finish which is all laser cut and CA’’d  together, so maybe not impossible with the odd bit of asistance on covering etc.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, MattyB said:

The only current downs side to my recovery is that cranioplasty  to repair the hole in my skull with a 3D printed titanium plate is not likely to happen until after the summer, “ we should get to you by Christmas were their words 😪“ a lot longer than the 3-6 months after your initial surgery they initially suggested - another Covid induced non-emergency surgery backlog apparently. Bloody Covid! Summer in my horrendously g hot helmet is going to be hard work….

 

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Quoting the consultant I was under for recent treatment "covid has been used as an excuse to hide systemic laziness in some areas of the NHS".

Personally, I couldn't possibly comment. 

My sincere best wishes for your continued recovery, Matty 

Kim 

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28 minutes ago, MattyB said:

Unfortunately I think building with my left arm in its current condition would be hugely difficult, though I do have a VMC BalsaBasics Spit to finish which is all laser cut and CA’’d  together, so maybe not impossible with the odd bit of asistance on covering etc.

Give it a go, probably immensely frustrating at first - but you'll know all about that.

 

Yes, your hat is very fetching! Hope their 3D printer works better than mine......

 

Great to have you back, and hope tomorrow goes well.

 

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41 minutes ago, MattyB said:

The only current downs side to my recovery is that cranioplasty  to repair the hole in my skull with a 3D printed titanium plate is not likely to happen until after the summer, “ we should get to you by Christmas were their words 😪“ a lot longer than the 3-6 months after your initial surgery they initially suggested - another Covid induced non-emergency surgery backlog apparently. Bloody Covid! Summer in my horrendously g hot helmet is going to be hard work….

 

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If you lived in the North East Matty the summer would be no problem, it doesn't get hot up here. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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2 minutes ago, Eric Robson said:

If you lived in the North East Matty the summer would be no problem, it doesn't get hot up here. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

😁 Sorry, I’m in sunny herts…!

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I’m back at home asof yesterday!  doesn’t feel quite real yet, but it’s all going well so far! After a short delay caused by social services meant I came home this Thursday rather than on the Wed as scheduled! Let’s not go there, basically it was just more evidence of the broken social care system in this country.🥵

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Hello Matty   Just a follower of various members and my own experience of hospitalization 12 months ago 

with Leukemia in Bone  Marrow  found 4 years ago  

12 months on for me has been a variation in getting back to normal routines and hospital procedures and feel i am nearly back to normal  fingers crossed 

 You should feel more confident in doing things but take it slowly 

All the best 

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On 04/06/2024 at 08:45, MattyB said:

The only current downs side to my recovery is that cranioplasty  to repair the hole in my skull with a 3D printed titanium plate is not likely to happen until after the summer, “ we should get to you by Christmas were their words 😪“ a lot longer than the 3-6 months after your initial surgery they initially suggested - another Covid induced non-emergency surgery backlog apparently. Bloody Covid! Summer in my horrendously g hot helmet is going to be hard work….

 

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It doesn't look much different from my cycle helmet.  Having cycled for years without one for years, I somewhat reluctantly bought one in 1990 just for my daily 13 miles each way commute. Fortunately, I was cycling to work when I was downed by a cat with life changing results, so I (and the rest of the cycle club) started wearing one all the time.  The only time I ride (or rode - I rarely ride now) bare-headed is on long Alpine climbs when it's just too hot. 

 

It's obviously inconvenient but better than the alternative.  Really glad you're home, as is your family, I'm sure.  It's a hard road but worth the effort.  Best wishes.

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16 minutes ago, Geoff S said:

 

It doesn't look much different from my cycle helmet.  Having cycled for years without one for years, I somewhat reluctantly bought one in 1990 just for my daily 13 miles each way commute. Fortunately, I was cycling to work when I was downed by a cat with life changing results, so I (and the rest of the cycle club) started wearing one all the time.  The only time I ride (or rode - I rarely ride now) bare-headed is on long Alpine climbs when it's just too hot. 

 

It's obviously inconvenient but better than the alternative.  Really glad you're home, as is your family, I'm sure.  It's a hard road but worth the effort.  Best wishes.

The difference with this helmet is obviously there is no ram air cooling effect at walking speeds or when rolling in the chairing always wore a helmet to, but sadly in my case it didn’t stop the damage to my carotid artery’s, which i got partially torn, bled into the artery wall, then the clot formed and moved to my brain a week and a bit later / well that is my consultants working theory. 

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On 07/06/2024 at 19:50, Geoff S said:

 

It doesn't look much different from my cycle helmet.  Having cycled for years without one for years, I somewhat reluctantly bought one in 1990 just for my daily 13 miles each way commute. Fortunately, I was cycling to work when I was downed by a cat with life changing results, so I (and the rest of the cycle club) started wearing one all the time.  The only time I ride (or rode - I rarely ride now) bare-headed is on long Alpine climbs when it's just too hot. 

 

It's obviously inconvenient but better than the alternative.  Really glad you're home, as is your family, I'm sure.  It's a hard road but worth the effort.  Best wishes.

The difference with this helmet is obviously there is no ram air cooling effect at walking speeds or when rolling in the chairing always wore a helmet to, but sadly in my case it didn’t stop the damage to my carotid artery’s, which i got partially torn, bled into the artery wall, then the clot formed and moved to my brain a week and a bit later / well that is my consultants working theory. 

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