REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Vancouver LifeStyles (VLS) > HealthCare & Wellness

HealthCare & Wellness Breaking the Chains of Addiction. The Last Door Recovery Society
Mature discussion surrounding important health issues and concerns. Alternative therapies, healthcare questions, discussion of community resources, peer support help, group therapy, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
I bringith the lowerballerith
 
Philly74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: voncouver
Posts: 1,188
Thanked 32 Times in 15 Posts
ganglion on your wrist

Has anyone had ganglion on their wrist and having a surgery to remove it?
i'll be having a surgery to remove it in one month from now and i was told i'll be off work for one month. How sore would i really be?


If anyone wants to know what ganglion is;
Ganglion: A ganglion cyst is a tumor or swelling on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon (tissue that connects muscle to bone). It looks like a sac of liquid (cyst). Inside the cyst is a thick, sticky, clear, colorless, jellylike material. Depending on the size, cysts may feel firm or spongy.

__________________
asian parents, "i want five cows for your son"

brown parents, "FIVE COWS?! HAVE YOU GONE COO KOO? five cows... noo to much... two cows."


Go WINGS GO 1997,1998,2002 & 2008

#2 #5 #13 #14 #16 #19 #30 #40 #91
Philly74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 10:14 PM   #2
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
optiblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 3,191
Thanked 274 Times in 135 Posts
ooo I actually had this a couple of months back. Doctor said that it was from doing repetitive motions at work and I could try massaging it out or pressing on it and it might burst and go away. Was lucky enough that her advice actually worked for me.

Have you tried that method or has your doctor also already tried the needle and syringe to remove the fluid? My doctor said surgery is the last resort only if the above failed and if the patient is feeling pain. My coworker had his surgically removed and he said that like any procedure going under the blade and getting stitches after will require healing. For him, the pain afterwards was not even close to the pain he was experiencing when he still had the ganglion.
__________________
Badminton Forums
optiblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
mickz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,807
Thanked 367 Times in 207 Posts
I had one a few years back. I went to my family doctor and had her stick a syringe in to drain the fluid. The liquid was too thick for the gauge of needle she was using but she was able to slowly squeeze the fluid out because she had punctured the cyst.

A few weeks later the cyst reappeared and that's when I hit it with a book (I'm not kidding) and it never came back.

I considered surgery as well but that was going to be my absolute LAST resort.
__________________
My RS Feedback (34-0-0)
mickz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2011, 11:46 AM   #4
I bringith the lowerballerith
 
Philly74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: voncouver
Posts: 1,188
Thanked 32 Times in 15 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by optiblue View Post
ooo I actually had this a couple of months back. Doctor said that it was from doing repetitive motions at work and I could try massaging it out or pressing on it and it might burst and go away. Was lucky enough that her advice actually worked for me.

Have you tried that method or has your doctor also already tried the needle and syringe to remove the fluid? My doctor said surgery is the last resort only if the above failed and if the patient is feeling pain. My coworker had his surgically removed and he said that like any procedure going under the blade and getting stitches after will require healing. For him, the pain afterwards was not even close to the pain he was experiencing when he still had the ganglion.
i'm going to assume yours was soft? Mine is hard like a rock and massaging it doesnt really help. For your coworker, how long did the pain lasted after the surgery?

Mickz- i was reading online about that and i cant see myself using a book or anything to hit it. I was actually surprise that was even mention but hey if it help then why not, just not for me. lol
__________________
asian parents, "i want five cows for your son"

brown parents, "FIVE COWS?! HAVE YOU GONE COO KOO? five cows... noo to much... two cows."


Go WINGS GO 1997,1998,2002 & 2008

#2 #5 #13 #14 #16 #19 #30 #40 #91
Philly74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 09:22 PM   #5
Proud to be called a RS Regular!
 
denham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pitt Meadows
Posts: 146
Thanked 138 Times in 46 Posts
I had one that went away and then came back a couple of times. It's gone again now and I'm hoping it's for good. I have spoken to a couple of people who had them come back quite a few times and eventually had surgery as the only way of preventing them from returning again. They both said the surgery wasn't a big deal and recovery took a few weeks. Hope it goes well!
denham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 01:11 PM   #6
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: richmond
Posts: 2,834
Thanked 1,485 Times in 568 Posts
My mom and my bro get them. My mom opts to have the doc drain it with a needle and as such it comes back more frequently and my bro got tired of that route and put his wrist between two telephone books and smashed it with his other hand. POP and it doesn't come back anymore.
__________________
Rise Auto Salon

11938 95a Ave Delta
I can be reached VIA text @ 778-232-1465

Oil change special $70 5 liters synthetic oil including OEM filter Fender rolling from $45 per fender
Car Audio:
Focal, Morel, Genesis, Clarion, Scosche, Escort, Compustar, GReddy, Blitz, Tomei, Motul, Endless, Defi, Cusco, Nismo + More


We specialize in:
Custom Car Audio
Race/4x4 Fabrication
Forced Induction
Engine Swaps
General Maintenance
Phil@rise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 10:09 PM   #7
I bringith the lowerballerith
 
Philly74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: voncouver
Posts: 1,188
Thanked 32 Times in 15 Posts
thanks for all the reply everyone.

i still cant wrap my head around using something to smash my wrist... owell
__________________
asian parents, "i want five cows for your son"

brown parents, "FIVE COWS?! HAVE YOU GONE COO KOO? five cows... noo to much... two cows."


Go WINGS GO 1997,1998,2002 & 2008

#2 #5 #13 #14 #16 #19 #30 #40 #91
Philly74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 12:01 AM   #8
I subscribe to Revscene
 
k3mps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: vancity
Posts: 1,929
Thanked 1,315 Times in 385 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philly74 View Post
thanks for all the reply everyone.

i still cant wrap my head around using something to smash my wrist... owell
i have it too.
my doctor told me to slam it with a hardcover book.
believe it or not, that was the cure in the old days....
k3mps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 04:17 PM   #9
rsx
Los Bastardo owned my ass at least once
 
rsx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 6,223
Thanked 3,381 Times in 805 Posts
Had it too. Used a standard Merriam's Webster's Dictionary. It did the trick. To be honest, I was very hesitant doing it, but it was just so annoying I just smashed it. =)
rsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2011, 07:49 PM   #10
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
oldsnail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Victoria
Posts: 3,950
Thanked 201 Times in 101 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rsx View Post
Had it too. Used a standard Merriam's Webster's Dictionary. It did the trick. To be honest, I was very hesitant doing it, but it was just so annoying I just smashed it. =)
had it as well..
the doctor told me to use a bible and hit it..

it never came back.. thank god
oldsnail is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 06-30-2011, 07:57 PM   #11
Ricer Mod
 
Berzerker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Smithers
Posts: 6,665
Thanked 4,674 Times in 1,352 Posts
I see what you did there bahahah

Berz out.
__________________
President of RS Beat Down Crew
Berzerker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 03:04 PM   #12
I don't get it
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bc
Posts: 400
Thanked 105 Times in 44 Posts
i had one on my wrist and one at the top of my foot (close to my baby toe) surgically removed. the one on my foot, i was under general anesthesia but was sore and couldnt walk on it for about a month. the one on my wrist, the surgeon used local anesthesia and it still hurt like a bitch. worst pain EVER! even after the anesthesia, i felt him cutting near my bones n stuff. he had to give me 3 more injections of anesthesia b4 i was completely numb. honestly, i would never recommend wrist surgery unless it was absolutely necessary.
Cassijon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2011, 09:41 PM   #13
I bringith the lowerballerith
 
Philly74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: voncouver
Posts: 1,188
Thanked 32 Times in 15 Posts
after the surgery, how painful was it during the recovery?
__________________
asian parents, "i want five cows for your son"

brown parents, "FIVE COWS?! HAVE YOU GONE COO KOO? five cows... noo to much... two cows."


Go WINGS GO 1997,1998,2002 & 2008

#2 #5 #13 #14 #16 #19 #30 #40 #91
Philly74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 09:42 PM   #14
I subscribe to Revscene
 
k3mps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: vancity
Posts: 1,929
Thanked 1,315 Times in 385 Posts
bump...
I was wondering if you could tell us about your operation / rehab
I got mine aspirated today for the 4th time.
My doctor says that surgery might be required if it keeps coming back.
k3mps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 05:37 PM   #15
What hasn't Killed me, has made me more tolerant of RS!
 
DasHooch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 153
Thanked 19 Times in 13 Posts
I had one removed from my wrist over 6 years ago. I don't recall the operation or recovery being that bad. Hasn't come back either, though I still have a faint 1/2 inch scar.

I went for the surgery at first chance because it developed really quickly overnight and freaked me out. Smashing it is probably the more sensible route for the first few times.
DasHooch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 09:15 PM   #16
I don't get it
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bc
Posts: 400
Thanked 105 Times in 44 Posts
for the foot surgery, as long as i didnt put any pressure on that foot than the pain was very manageable. the wrist surgery i had though, was completely different. it hurt like a bitch pretty much for a 2-3 weeks. had to load up on major pain meds to deal with it. worst part was it was my right wrist, and i'm right handed.

i still have a 2.5 inch by 1/4 inch scar on my right wrist.
Cassijon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 09:25 PM   #17
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: vancouver
Posts: 15
Thanked 26 Times in 6 Posts
like dis?



u gotta get dat cheked out by ur physisian cus no gurls be comin up to yu wit dat thing on ur arm
Jake Song You is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2011, 03:56 AM   #18
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 661
Thanked 100 Times in 63 Posts
I had this. Went doctor many times.. But like a lot of people did (hit it with a hard cover book e.g. Bible) yes it will go aWay.
Posted via RS Mobile
phunky.FOB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net