Have you ever undergone surgery?
Yes. Six surgeries to be exact.
I had my appendix removed in 2004. My left knee had torn cartilage removed in 2008. The other four were on my right arm with the most recent happening a little over a week ago.
On December 6th, 2016 I was playing dodgeball in state prison. (Yes, my travel agent was a judge who had a different definition of "vacation" than I did.) I went to throw a dodgeball and my arm broke. Spiral fracture of humerus.
Went to the ER and had x-rays and was scheduled for surgery 12/8/16. Surgeon was on vacation til then. Went back to prison to wait.
Ended up having a plate and nine screws placed in my arm. I went back to the jail and refused all pain meds. No need to be all high sitting in jail.
Had my next surgery on my arm on 12/11/17. It was six months after my release.
I have radial nerve palsy in my right arm and my hand doesn't work so they did a nerve release surgery on my radial nerve in my forearm. It didn't help.
6/11/18 I had the plate and screws removed from my arm because they were causing pain.
This last surgery, on 11/12/18, I had a few tendon transfers done on my wrist, thumb, and fingers to restore some semblance of movement in my right hand.
After a lot of physical therapy I will be able to raise my thumb up and down by moving my ring finger and by using a turning motion I'll be able to lift my wrist.
Here are some pictures of the four incisions: one on my ring finger, one on my palm and two on my forearm.
Warning: Graphic Photos.