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  • Originally posted by unofan View Post
    Metal detectors are going to love me going forward. Plate and 15 screws to put my arm back together.
    Artist's conception.

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    • So, I took my mom for a second appoint at a pretty well respected memory clinic yesterday. Her memory has been in decline quite a bit the past 10 months or so. Actually longer than that but it's been more noticeable. Official diagnosis from the doctor there was Alzheimers, which I thought was different than senile dementia which is what I thought she had but based on what they said, senile dementia is a kind of Alzheimers. Or something like that. She's in the early to mid stage.

      Anyway, reason for the post today - the doctor said she was eligible to take part in a clinical trial as part of her treatment. It's totally non-invasive. It's a set of headphones and glasses that people in the trial have been asked to wear for one hour a day. Apparently it's been having some success. They're on the third round of the trial. He said they're expecting FDA approval in the next couple of years. I feel like I should get more information from them, though. Like some documentation about what the trial is all about, what they expect it to do...he did explain it, but I left there empty handed. I wanted to discuss it with my brothers before agreeing to anything. My mom, of course, doesn't remember the conversation at all so I'm worried she will forget to put it on. It will require me to stay with her for the first week or so till she gets used to doing it. There are no side effects - no meds or anything. I don't see much downside. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. Has anyone here ever been part of a clinical trial for anything?

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      • Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
        Be careful out on the roads. Despite all the safety and crumpling in vehicles nowadays if you get T-Boned in the drivers side door you are screwed. A good friend from work left the office on Friday about an hour after I did and that is exactly what happened.

        Concussion
        Multiple compound fractures in his lower legs
        Broken Pelvis
        Broken Ribs

        Lucky to be alive. At HCMC. Has had multiple surgeries already and more to come. Still not sure if he'll be able to walk normally again. Still trying to figure out if he's maintained his cognition. It's beyond crushing to the psyche. This is one of the good guys. From what I hear in the updates he is the ideal patient for a hospital. I don't think I have ever been as good a human as he is and it's sad to hear about what his family is going through.
        Awful- hope things go well as they can

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        • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
          So, I took my mom for a second appoint at a pretty well respected memory clinic yesterday. Her memory has been in decline quite a bit the past 10 months or so. Actually longer than that but it's been more noticeable. Official diagnosis from the doctor there was Alzheimers, which I thought was different than senile dementia which is what I thought she had but based on what they said, senile dementia is a kind of Alzheimers. Or something like that. She's in the early to mid stage.

          Anyway, reason for the post today - the doctor said she was eligible to take part in a clinical trial as part of her treatment. It's totally non-invasive. It's a set of headphones and glasses that people in the trial have been asked to wear for one hour a day. Apparently it's been having some success. They're on the third round of the trial. He said they're expecting FDA approval in the next couple of years. I feel like I should get more information from them, though. Like some documentation about what the trial is all about, what they expect it to do...he did explain it, but I left there empty handed. I wanted to discuss it with my brothers before agreeing to anything. My mom, of course, doesn't remember the conversation at all so I'm worried she will forget to put it on. It will require me to stay with her for the first week or so till she gets used to doing it. There are no side effects - no meds or anything. I don't see much downside. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. Has anyone here ever been part of a clinical trial for anything?
          From what you are describing I can't imagine there is a downside

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          • I hope everyone is ok!!!!
            I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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            • This story was on 60 Minutes this past Sunday, I assume this is not the same treatment you're referring to. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/neuros...eo-2024-01-14/

              Both my mom and MIL are in memory care. I'd grab onto any lifeline offered.

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              • Originally posted by TalonsUpPuckDown View Post

                Hopes for fast healing. I assume the cast is over the elbow? That'll be fun getting it to bend 4-6 weeks from now (been there).

                I ended up getting more severely injured playing no-check beer league than I ever did playing full check in high school. Sprained MCL, 5 stitches in my chin, separated shoulder, cracked ribs (twice). The Percocet for the ribs made me hallucinate at night so I just lived with the pain.
                Similar to me. I never made in the high school team - couldn’t even crack the JV squad. That said, worst I had growing up was a mostly torn ACL (the smallest bit of ACL didn’t tear, saving me the scary part), but that was a non-contact injury. Playing as an adult, no-contact leagues, I’ve had two separate torn labrum injuries in my left shoulder.
                "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

                "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

                "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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                • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
                  So, I took my mom for a second appoint at a pretty well respected memory clinic yesterday. Her memory has been in decline quite a bit the past 10 months or so. Actually longer than that but it's been more noticeable. Official diagnosis from the doctor there was Alzheimers, which I thought was different than senile dementia which is what I thought she had but based on what they said, senile dementia is a kind of Alzheimers. Or something like that. She's in the early to mid stage.

                  Anyway, reason for the post today - the doctor said she was eligible to take part in a clinical trial as part of her treatment. It's totally non-invasive. It's a set of headphones and glasses that people in the trial have been asked to wear for one hour a day. Apparently it's been having some success. They're on the third round of the trial. He said they're expecting FDA approval in the next couple of years. I feel like I should get more information from them, though. Like some documentation about what the trial is all about, what they expect it to do...he did explain it, but I left there empty handed. I wanted to discuss it with my brothers before agreeing to anything. My mom, of course, doesn't remember the conversation at all so I'm worried she will forget to put it on. It will require me to stay with her for the first week or so till she gets used to doing it. There are no side effects - no meds or anything. I don't see much downside. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. Has anyone here ever been part of a clinical trial for anything?
                  Sorry to hear about you mom scarlet. Hopefully the trial helps.
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                  College Hockey 6       College Football 0
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                  Originally posted by SanTropez
                  May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                  Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                  I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                  Originally posted by Kepler
                  When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                  He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                  • I take one prescription med for my headaches. I can only get 9 at a time. I only take when I need them. Every time I order them, the price has never been more than $10. Last month it was $5.35. I had my PCP renew the prescription at my physical on Wednesday as I was out of refills.

                    Picked up the prescription today, it was just under $14. Huh? Then I looked at them and it wasn’t the manufacturer I usually get so I said I wanted the kind I always get. I thought maybe that’s why the difference in price was different. I get the brand I liked - $22!!!!! OMG. I’m wondering if it’s because it’s the start of the new year or something. I need to double check and make sure when I redid my benefits my healthcare still comes with the prescription program.

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                    • Cool. I've got walking pneumonia. Urgent care doc wasn't so sure because it's so mild.

                      walked back in after radiology "Wow, you called it haha"
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                      College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                      BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                      Originally posted by SanTropez
                      May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                      Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                      I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                      Originally posted by Kepler
                      When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                      He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                      • I don't trust almost any nutritionists in my city. I began to read a lot and learn on my own. I remember how a month ago I found a very interesting article on https://betterme.world/articles/1000-calorie-keto-diet/ . Now I often read similar articles and try out some diets that I find interesting and effective. I am satisfied now with my results and I hope it will continue to be so
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                        • I couldn’t decide between a few threads for this one.

                          https://www.threads.net/@thetnholler...RlODBiNWFlZA==
                          "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

                          "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

                          "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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                          • Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
                            As it was explained when I busted my left wrist in 2018, there is a strong push to get away from hard casts whenever possible. You want to retain movement whenever possible to limit degradation. Allowing some movement also allows things to heal better in many cases. There are also the Quality of Life factors to consider (Ex: no more shower/bath problems).

                            Obviously casts aren't going away, but they are no longer required equipment for any and all broken bones.
                            I guess I can understand this now. Was only in my splint and sling for 3 weeks and the range of motion for my elbow is completely out of whack. Gets a little better every day and started physical therapy to really push it (within the realm of my lifting restrictions), but if that all happened after just 3 weeks I can't imagine how bad it'd be after a longer time in a hard cast.

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                            • Originally posted by unofan View Post

                              I guess I can understand this now. Was only in my splint and sling for 3 weeks and the range of motion for my elbow is completely out of whack. Gets a little better every day and started physical therapy to really push it (within the realm of my lifting restrictions), but if that all happened after just 3 weeks I can't imagine how bad it'd be after a longer time in a hard cast.
                              Arthroscopic surgery has also changed the game as far as adhesions go. 40 years ago, I tore up a knee, and they opened it up for repairs. I went at PT hard, but I still had adhesions that limited my range of movement until I fell on ice and tore the adhesions loose. Hurt like hell for a while, but it saved my surgeon from having to do it surgically (which my sadist drill sergeant physical therapist threatened would happen if I didn't meet my ROM goals). Today that surgery would be arthroscopic.

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                              • Just found out today Massachusetts passed a law in 2016 that you can't sue your employer for pain and suffering unless there's a 3rd party involved in your injury, like a contractor.
                                A bad cause requires many words.

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