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  1. kinsler33

    kinsler33 Registered User

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    This belongs in watches somewhere, but can anyone recommend a watch person anywhere in Ohio? I can't do it, and I need someone to whom I can refer my watch-bearing customers.

    Mark Kinsler

    going off to Cleveland Clinic for an evaluation of my tremor. They may be frying my brain to get rid of it. (The tremor, too.)
     
  2. David S

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    Good luck at the Clinic Mark.

    David
     
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    Good luck, Mark. I am dealing with loss of feeling in my right hand with a slight shake, tried cotesone in C7, T1, no use, they want to do it again, not sure I want to. hand still works, just have to concentrate so I don't drop anything. Ah, the joys of getting old.
     
  4. Bruce Alexander

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    What David and Rich said.
     
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    Good luck to you, Mark. So far my tremors are manageable. Lucky me.
     
  6. kinsler33

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    Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes. Apparently it's my fate to be a medical pioneer here, because everyone wants a report. How it works is that on August 23 I report to 1950 E. 89th St. in my native Cleveland where I will discuss matters with a movement-specialist neurology specialist at the Cleveland Clinic. I imagine that they'll do the usual tests: drawing a circle with a pencil, walking down the hall and back (if you shuffle, you've got Parkinson's, which I don't) and then the usual tests for dementia.

    These include remembering three words spoken at the start of the session--like 'chair, sunset, banana'--and knowing who the President is (!) and what year it is, and finally my favorite, which is to draw a clock face. Turns out that many if not most people have a terrible time at this, but last time I drew one with Roman numerals.

    As I'd hoped they clucked at me for using IIII instead of IV and for drawing some of the numbers upside-down, which left them defenseless against my lecture on what a Roman numeral clock face really looks like. (One nurse brought it up on her smartphone and showed the neurologist that I was correct.)

    Ha ha. Then they'll tell me about the surgery, its cost, what insurance may or may not pay, possible side effects that probably include death or a permanent vegetative state, and whether smoke will come out of my nose. And then I go home to wait for another appointment, probably next month, that includes an MRI of my skull and other tests that they'll probably just make up to amuse everyone.

    Then the medical team holds a meeting to determine the fate of M Kinsler's brain, taking into account my age, the nature and severity of the tremor, and the likelihood that I'll be of any further use to the State.

    If I qualify for the treatment they'll shave my head (not much to do there) and further adorn it with a helmet containing 1,024 tiny, powerful loudspeakers, each of which emit sound in the vicinity of I think 50,000 cycles per second. At those frequencies sound waves form a beam rather than spreading out. They're all aimed at the middle of my head, and the point in my brain where the beams all converge will, when full power is applied, be burned up, or baked, or lightly sauteed. This will eliminate the portion of my thymus or whatever that causes the tremor.

    Or, if they don't aim so good, it will eliminate the thin veneer of civilization that separates me from the hyena. To minimize that risk they will stoke me into the torpedo tube of a big MRI machine so they can watch what's happening, and they'll talk to me the whole time. There's no recovery time: they'll just send me home, where I'll see if I can still fix clocks.

    Mark Kinsler

    "Gee, it worked okay on the dog."
     
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    I thought that was great. Thanks Mark
     
  8. Bruce Alexander

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    When all is said and done, I hope you'll be able to do your own Watch work.
     
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    #9 RJSoftware, Aug 14, 2019
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    Good luck Mark.

    In my opinion, some things the medical community has down pat, essential. Things like kidney stones, hernia operation, gall bladder, etc..

    Other things I think they dabble too far. Also they seem to have aversion to holistic medine, examining lifestyle, exercize, diet, sleep habits, etc.

    Some doctors are more accepting, mixing traditional with holistic, but they are rare. Other doctors are what I call chop shops. That and the 5 minute diagnoses pill pushers.

    I cant even begin to tell you what to do, but you do have the power to say no and you can always wait.

    Research your options thoroughly. Consider consulting with leading edge science, universities and clinical trials. Miracles happen.
     
  10. bkerr

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    Good that you still have your humor. I think that is one of the best meds out there. The very best for you and your family

    Bob Kerr
     
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    Yes, nice that you can keep a humorous yet positive attitude, Mark! They do amazing things now! It's a good thing that the brain has no nerve cells, so the procedure should be fairly painless. I hope you have a positive outcome and can more confidently do clock work again!
    By the way, your new avatar is hilarious! :)
     
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    Best of luck to you, Mark!
     
  13. Bruce Alexander

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    Yeah, it immediately caught my attention as well. :chuckling:
    I'm thinking that he recently captured that one as he was servicing the Ingraham Steel Plate movement under discussion in this thread

    Good luck Mark.
     
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    Good luck Mark, I'll be sending good vibes your way. I liked the roman numeral clock diagram story, I hope I'm able to do just that when my turn for the test comes.
    Don
     
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    Positive thoughts and prayers for you Mark. Make sure that you leave your gown tye undone. Give them a show
     
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    best wishes!

    whatever you do, don't think for a minute that the doctors evaluating your tremor all hang out on a special message board, where discussions of different approaches rival our discussions of 'what's the best oil?' :cool:
     
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    Best wishes Mark! I found the secret to a pleasant stay in hospital is saying please and thank you to the nurses. Even when they are sticking sharp things into to you or waking you up in the middle of the night. And it's true, they know where the extra serves of custard are kept ;)
     

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