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Posted by Armyguy on Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:40 PM

 Castelnuovo I can relate to your frustration .  My tremmors are do to Parkinson's. My tremors are mostly in the left hand,which is a B because I'am a lefty. Starting to get some in the right hand.By all means get to the Doc.

 My plan for modeling is to work on 1/35 scale for as long as I can than move to 1/24 scale and I have a 1/6 scale jeep kit I'm saving for later.

 Good luck to you.

    Dave M

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Posted by BillG56 on Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:46 PM

CN, ditto to what others have said.  Please let us know what the doc has to say.  I will keep you in my thoughts.  I too have a tremor in my right (dominant) hand that can be troublesome at times, but it's doable for now.

Bill

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, April 27, 2019 5:15 AM

 I'm blind in my left eye and deaf in my left ear, but luckily (over the years) I have grown accustomed to it.
 Hopefully your condition will be a simple diagnosis. I sure hope you can get past this to get back to a happier way of life.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, April 26, 2019 11:46 PM

Hello all, thank you for your words of support, it means a lot. I will be seeing my doc soon and will go from there.

Happy modeling Smile

Cheers,

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, April 22, 2019 11:06 AM

Sorry to hear about your issues, hopefully you can get it under control.

I know the modeling itch bites a lot, so perhaps you can change the type of kits you construct. I know I get a lot of enjoyment out of the Bandai Star Wars kits. They are simple to build and can be built without painting.

There are probably several kits similar to this line in the genre that appeals to you.

fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, April 19, 2019 1:31 PM

Another "Ditto" to what Tojo said.

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Friday, April 19, 2019 10:38 AM

I'll keep you in my prayers.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 19, 2019 10:24 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
Tojo72
For sure get to a doctor,get a diagnosis,get your meds,treatment,or whatever is needed. First priority is to get yourself well.Then worry about modeling.
 

 

 

I second Tojo’s advice. Keep us updated.

 

Yup.... one more on that. Take a break, get it dealt with, adjust as needed, then come back to the hobby when you can, AND when you are ready.

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, April 19, 2019 9:38 AM

Tojo72
For sure get to a doctor,get a diagnosis,get your meds,treatment,or whatever is needed. First priority is to get yourself well.Then worry about modeling.
 

I second Tojo’s advice. Keep us updated.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, April 19, 2019 9:36 AM

Like T said, take care of yourself first. Hope you find a resolution to your concerns!

Chad

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, April 19, 2019 8:58 AM
For sure get to a doctor,get a diagnosis,get your meds,treatment,or whatever is needed. First priority is to get yourself well.Then worry about modeling.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 19, 2019 8:38 AM

I also have tremors doing fine work.  I have learned to brace my hands againts something solid on the workbench.  If my arms are not holding up my hands, the tremors seem greatly reduced.  I also find I must limit my time at the modeling bench, taking more breaks, when I am doing fine work.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 19, 2019 12:23 AM

Sorry to hear that.  Do get to a doctor for sure.  My father in law had a similar issue and it turned out to be a vitamin B deficiency.  

Thanks,

John

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Giving up modeling?
Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, April 19, 2019 12:17 AM

I am sooo frustrated. I simply can't build any more. My hands are trembling so much that I messed up totally my last buld. I was close to smashing it. My hands are shaking so much I simply could't put any piece in place, antenas, hatch coveres, guns...there were glue traces everywhere as my hands were shaking and moving uncontrolably all over the place. Even resting/supporting them on the table doesn't help any more and typing this is also getting difficult as my hands are shaking I hit the wrong key. Work was also harder then usual, when I wanted to measure patients range of motion my hands were shaking. That is less of a problem but fine movements are just an exercise in frustration. I had these tremors for the last 15 yrs or so but they are really getting bad lately. Going to see a doc soon.

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