View Full Version : Gary Bergman How'ya Doin'??

Dave Fleming
12-06-2002, 12:35 PM
Header says it all.

Gary Bergman
12-06-2002, 01:54 PM
really rough, but pretty good,considerin'. changed alla the dressings this a.m. where he went back into elbow/forearm to remove defective sutures and scarring,it was a bit worse than expected. got a bit of a leaker there, but am optomistic. shoulder recovery looks good. labrum edge of shoulder was completely torn off, along with quads,so no possible chance of healing w/o repair. used itty-bitty wedge anchors drilled in shoulder socket to lace labrum that looked like tiny harpoons!shoulder was so impinged that even when under general anesthetic, they couldn't raise the arm. rip snap pop! cut out scarring ,reattach everything, and clean everywhere out.will try and scan a couple o' shots later.

Dave Fleming
12-06-2002, 04:28 PM
Ouch Yipe Eech!
Reading how you describe the Ortho's work reminds me of a program on the TV, The Operation.
One show had an Ortho rebuilding both knees of a fairly young woman. He used all sorts of jigs and some exotic battery powered tools for drilling and attaching bits and pieces. He remarked that he felt akin to a good woodworker using all those tools and jigs.

gary porter
12-06-2002, 04:36 PM
Good Luck Gary with the healing process. Sounds like your going to be at it for a while. Take care and keep us informed when you feel like it.

Scott Rosen
12-06-2002, 04:43 PM
You have my best wishes for a quick and not-too-painful recovery.

Gary Bergman
12-06-2002, 05:27 PM
the doc said 30% recovery by 3 wks.,50% 12 wks., 1 yr. 100%. boat parade for xmas,30%,Dave's next visit 60%,....... :D thanks all

Don Olney
12-06-2002, 06:48 PM
Hey Orca, try and take it easy for a change! We were out in Sausalito in early September. Nice town if you have a loose million to spare. Would have looked you up but I didn't know you lived there and anyway, I hate hospitals which is where I probably would have had to visit you. Ya folla?

12-06-2002, 07:23 PM
Ouch Gary. That must hurt like hell. I'll bet it's even more than a dull roar through whatever pills they've got you on.

Heal well and fast.


Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-06-2002, 07:26 PM
I hope everything goes well.... Heal up fast ...that a nasty bit of work they had to do.

Oh and take the day off too :D

Memphis Mike
12-06-2002, 07:26 PM
Get well soon Gary! If ya don't, ya have to
give me all of the guitars! :D

Gary Bergman
12-06-2002, 07:30 PM
mike, guess i better change my will!

Gary Bergman
12-06-2002, 07:32 PM
Don, stop on bye anytime. Pelican Harbor, slip 74. i'm around alot now!

Dave Fleming
12-06-2002, 08:45 PM
Next scheduled visit is in May 2003. I sure hope you are beyond 60% bye that time and the super workout machine is worn out.
You working on that torture machine yet?

Gary Bergman
12-06-2002, 09:53 PM
Yeah,Dave, I tried it.now we're getting a lite rain,so it's covered.Peter,how's the snow cover? the steel sutures are still buggin' me. i am gonna try to tape off around the incision so the wires don't dig so deep.the portals from the 'scopework ain't leakin' this is good.

gunnar I am
12-06-2002, 10:01 PM
What's the abreviation for ,"Fainted dead cold and hit head on floor? FDCHHF? Gary, I left a present for you on the other thread.Dr. Tippy story by Kevin Kling. Take care.

12-06-2002, 10:46 PM
Gary -

Best of luck for a full and speedy recovery.