Friday, 21 August 2015

Weekly Update #96: The Left-Handed Writer

Dave provides an update on his injured wrist.
Physiotherapy doesn't seem to have done anything and the MRI is next.
Wish him luck.


Scott Yoshinaga said...

I think you are on the right path. The least invasive treatment is usually a good first step. Don't forget the folks that helped you with your stomach issues were in the medical field and I think they did a good job making you better. Getting a doc to take a look and ordering the next steps for is the next logical step.

That said, I don't think there are many people who wouldn't want you to use the money you've earned to get your hand back in shape. Wishing you the best with your MRI.

eric fennessey said...

The way Dave talks about Medical Science it always sounds to me as if he equates the ability to diagnose a problem with the (technical/mechanical) ability to put it right. For physical ailments I think we are quite good at finding out what's wrong, but less adept, for reasons of scale and location, at the "engineering solution" side.

Glen said...

The cost to Dave for a doctors visit, specialist appointment, MRI/CAT scan/ultra sound, and any surgery if necessary on his wrist in a Canadian hospital is exactly $0.

Dave will now travel out of country to see a doctor for his wrist for $3,000 USD.

Yeah that medical science sure is crazy.

By the way you can receive a 3T MRI at Sunnybrook Medical Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario. That's only a $30 GO Train ride from Kitchener.

Gary Boyarski said...

It's Dave's wrist and ultimately his livelihood on the line.
If it were me I'd be just a protective of it before letting anyone cut into it.

The cab driver story was an interesting spin on this whole fiasco though. I believe that everyone we meet, we meet for a reason, as they each have something to teach us if we only take the time to listen. The universe works in mysterious ways and this was no random encounter. It was an eye opener, as to what could happen if he wasn't careful about his wrist.

Glen has a good point though, if the MRI could get done close to home, and Dave could get a copy of the scan, it would make sense to try that, before spending the money on what could amount to a wild goose chase.

Anonymous said...

Despite his claims, by relying more on internet resources and intuition than the advice of medical professionals and the medical system we have in place, Dave is not really giving the science a try. It's really quite frustrating watching this.

- Reginald P.

Ibis said...

While I would mourn the loss of Dave Sim the picture drawer, I think it is worth noting that Dave Sim the left handed writer could still knock the roof off the goat barn.