View Full Version : "It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you.."

08-05-2008, 04:52 PM
Hey guys whats up? Its me, Jeremy. I know I haven't been around much in the past few months. But, I finally had some free time today, and I wanted to get back in touch with everyone and see whats new.

1st off, thanks to everyone that voted to make my celica, Celica of the Month! That was very nice to see my car on the front page, so thank you everyone! Also, I saw the Speed Source meet was very successful, and I can't wait till next years meet. I am so going to be there!! I wanted to go sooo badly, but due to conditions outside my control, I could not.

I still have my Celica, nothings changed there. I am still going to continue my build in the winter, when I am able to hold a wrench that is. Originally I was going to only tune it with the CT-20B at 15psi. But, I feel arp head studs and a nice metal headgasket will make me feel a little more comfortable at 15 lbs of boost. So, look forward to that in the future along with some dyno vids.

So wheres 19celica90 been, whats he been doing, going, or seeing?? Well, nothing really. If you all remember about 2.5 months ago I had my fingers crushed in a workplace accident?? Well, around the time I left the forum, the finger was really bad. It was 1 month after the accident and the finger had not improved at all. It was just as swollen, painful, and immobile as the day it happend.

The "doctor" (company doctor) assured me that everything was okay and going great. I was going through physical therapy, but to no prevail. I could not move it on my own or when a therapist would try to flex it. It really looked like my finger was going to be crippled for the rest of my life. I was really upset with this "doctor" and went on my own to see a hand specialist in my area. I talked to his assistant and made an appointment right away.

I arrived at his practice and was very amazed at their level of professionalism. Everyone was so helpful and understanding. Un-like the company doctor who made it seem like it was my fault the fingers were not healing properly. So, he looked at my hand and was speechless. He notice how inflammed it was, the chronic pain and innability to move. He took some x-rays and showed me what was really going on inside my finger.

He elected to do surgery right away to fix the damage that the company doctor didn't. I was really mad that my finger wasn't repaired properly when it happend, and now, on the eve of having hand surgery, knowing that my finger may not ever be the same because of the negligence of the company doctor. My surgeon discussed with me beforehand that since it was not properly repaired, there might be some irreversible damage done and that the finger may never have its full use or full sense of feeling.

So, to make a longggggggggg story short. I got out of surgery and instantly saw an improvement! The finger had gone down to its almost normal size. I regained the natural color of my skin on my fingers, feeling came back, motion came back and i had hair growing on my knuckles!!! (sounds funny but the entire time I was hurt i had no hair on my injured fingers) I still had some work to do, but I was just soo happy to see my finger be somewhat normal.

My surgeon said that when the opened the finger, the entire inside was scar tissue. This was causing my finger to be frozen and immobile. The scar tissue also acted as a bonding agent because it fused my nerve to the tendon . That is what we think caused the numbness. Also, the tendon retracted into the base of the finger/palm. And, since there was so much scar tissue, old blood, and other fluids that had built up inside my finger, the surgeon installed a drain to remove all of those fluids. These were the fluids that were causing my abnormal swelling 1 month after the injury.

Fast forward to today, my finger is doing a lot better now than when I was under the care of the company's doctor. It still has a long way to go, but the amount of motion and strength I've gained under my hand surgeon and his team of physical therapist is wonderful. I can now almost make a fist and almost all of the feeling has come back into my fingers. This is not to say that my fingers don't still hurt.

Physical therapy is a *^tch at times, but I know its for the better. No pain no gain right?? At times, the fingers and palm hurt, but only when I'm doing something with the left hand and for prolong periods. And there are days were it just hurts or swells up. I wear two dynamic splints at all times. One makes the finger totally straight and the other bends it completely.

Well, glad to be back and "home" again. Sorry for my absence, but I'm just glad to be able to be back to see old "faces" and new "faces" and trying to help people out among the forums. So, thanks for reading and I'll see you on the forums!

*****Happy 1,000th post to me******

08-05-2008, 05:02 PM


Anyways, that's great to hear buddy, i was wondering actually yesterday where you've been. I'm sorry it took so long to finally get it taken care of right, but hey, that's what second opinions are for.

Oh, and PM me your address. I have a present for you. They aren't perfect, but they're definitely workable, and you would have to prep anything i got for paint anyways.

08-05-2008, 05:07 PM
glad your getting better and things are looking up for you. Hope the recovery and everything goes well for you.

08-05-2008, 05:55 PM
:hehe: Yeah dude, we didn't have a dope beat to step to at all...

Good to hear you are improving!

08-06-2008, 06:55 AM
I was worried :wtf: happened to you! Get better ASAP! And F^CK that company doctor, thats complete BS.

08-07-2008, 05:49 PM
I was worried :wtf: happened to you! Get better ASAP! And F^CK that company doctor, thats complete BS.
Hey i got your pm a while back, I can still help you out with the front clip if you want. But I think I read somewhere that your turbo'ing your 5s?