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Spill Paint-Wind up in Hospital!

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Spill Paint-Wind up in Hospital!
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 8:17 AM

Hi Ya'll;

        I hope you might not be upset if I openly share something with you. It has nothing to do with the paint I spilled, But what happened after. Had a spasm in my left hand.Knocked over full bottle of paint.Cleaned up myself and said paint. Now here's the clincher.

       Went outide and had a cigarette/cuppa Coffee, talked to neighbor. Came back in the house. Next thing I know I hear Sirens and see flashing lights. then nothing, then more of the same. Finally I realize I am a strange room with a Doctor talking to me in a Video conferrence scenario. Had to force every word out. it's like I had to spell them in my head and Blurt them out forcefully.

       Turns out it's a strange coincidence. A group of nerves in the neck that had been damages in 2016 decided to be heard fom. This in turn created a cascade to the brain that triggered a Parkinson's fugue. Interesting, in that I knew my neck has been wrong since the accident, But Parkinson's? Well, the Diagnosis is positive. I got it. I thought My shaking was simply from old age and a not easy life. Surprise,Surprise!

       So in closing, If you shake more than older aging might indicate.Get it checked anyway.Now I know and can deal.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 9:15 AM

Sorry to hear that,my father in law developed Parkinsons later in life,his meds controlled his shakes.

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    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 12:01 PM

Very sorry to hear about this TB.

- Joe the SMG

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 3:58 PM

That's a real bugger TB. I've been dealing with an essential tremor for years now, but to date no one can tell me what's essential about it! Take good care.


I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 5:35 PM

Essentially Dodgy it's to just a way to force you to see a doctor once in awhile. OR it's cause we're getting old. I don't tremble however my fingers lock in the wierdest most i opportune time.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 5:37 PM

Yeah Dodgy!

       Essential My Butt!

 Nothing that makes life uncomfortable or not fun is essential. The M.D. tried that on me some years ago. Having been My Late Doctor wifey's devil's advocate for her orals when necessary I learned about different things that can affect the body. Come to find the multiple times I had my Bell rung from falls and machineryfails has made me susceptible to neurological disorders that are triggered externally afterwards. Parkinsons in agrravated by those very factors.That I didn't know.There is a history of it in some of the folks I have worked with. One such chap was steady as a rock in his twenties. By the time he was in his forties he shook like a shake mixer, because-he got nailed in the head to many times by two x fours on jobsites( Hardhats weren't required then.) Yes, folks can be omittingly stupid on construction sites!

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, March 9, 2023 12:02 AM

Sorry to hear about your problem TB. We'll put in a few words to the Man Upstairs to keep an eye on you and keep you out of harms way.

Take care and stay safe.

Jim Captain


 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, March 9, 2023 11:00 AM

Thank You!

       Jim; It's always nice to have folks care.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, March 9, 2023 11:01 AM

Hey! Armornut!!

        I thought that was my imagination. Mine do too!

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  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, March 9, 2023 2:24 PM

Good luck to you with this.

I sure hope it progresses slowly.

This is something I wouldn't wish on Godzilla.

My mom was diagnosed with Parkinsons October 2007 when she was 82. It constantly aggravated her and she really struggled with it. 6 years later she was hospitalized and passed away in October 2013 after stumbling and hitting her head at home.

She was a sweet, gentle and caring mom right to the very end.

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Friday, March 10, 2023 3:53 PM

Sorry to hear your news, TB, that's a tough one.  Sincere best wishes, I trust the meds will help, as will your positive attitude - take good care, mate.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?




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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, March 10, 2023 10:33 PM

Sorry to hear this TB. Meds now days do wonders, just stay on top of things. Stay positive. 




Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, March 10, 2023 11:40 PM

Thanks for sharing TB. My family has much experience with Parkinson's...  Prayers and Best wishes going out to  you.   Keep us posted on your condition please!  

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, March 11, 2023 11:11 AM


 I certainly will.This is really new territory for real!


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