Cyclecide is throwing a benefit party for Paul to help with medical bills.
Bingo, houses made of meat wrecked by dogs in godzilla suits, 'flu shots', bean bag toss, we'll have it all. No cover but donations at door and for beer and silly entertainment will accepted.
WHEN: Saturday January 31st starting at 7pm and going until 11pm.
WHERE: 984 Folsom St, Second Floor -- the MonkeyBrains office space.
WHY: Paul 'da Plumber' had major surgery on his right wrist, has it in traction, and will be out of work and unable to use it for several months. Paul -- as you probably know -- builds amazing bike powered rides and sculptures, and all sorts of silly devices.
YOUR MONEY: You can send donations to firstname.lastname@example.org via paypal.
One inch of the ulna was removed, ground up and packed into the small bones in the back of the hand to reinforce the hand. A permanent metal sheathe was put into the wrist about the size of a butter knife and attached to the bones of hands and wrist with 7 surprising large full size bolts. They did a bunch of other things to his wrist that will hopefully minimize the constant pain he has experienced for years.
Post Op photos (image on the left is pre-op):
Thursday the 22nd surgery is scheduled for my right hand. My right hand brought a lot of things into this world. Caught two children, built a house and some cool fun stuff. Now its going under the knife.
My right hand will take two to four months to heal. A metal plate will be installed in my wrist. If all goes well the wrist will be frozen and there should be a reduction in swelling and pain.
For the last seven years I have been struggling with my right hand. The surgery in 2003 didn't help much. The extensive drug therapy made my immune system weak so I was sick all the time. The hand is getting weaker with more complications on the way.
So here's how I see it. I roll the dice on this surgery and maybe I get my hand back to some sort of use.