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Posted: 12/02/2012 at 00:21

Thanks for that reply.

I've googled enough to understand some of the pitfalls of surgery, all the docs so far (11 of them) have set my expectations very low; "poor outcome" is a phrase I've heard many times. But all that is academic and google doesn't give me experience.

I was hoping for some real-life "it happened to me and this was my experience" stories to fill the gaps between pictures, and maybe offer some postives; all seems unremittingly negative at present.


Posted: 10/02/2012 at 23:05

Does anyone have any experience of this. I'm probably going to have this op in March and I wondered whether I can expect any serious improvement, other than in pain levels when I stop doing the hand therapy exercises.

Background - r hand little finger. Pilon fracture Sept 11, damaged PIP joint, Suzuki frame fitted, removed after 8 weeks. Aggressive physio has resulted in passive movement significantly better than active movement. (*I* notice there is no 'groove' in top of PIP joint - medics haven't commented on that yet.) Almost no movement in DIP joint.


Posted: 30/10/2011 at 13:44

My apologies everyone. Last year I entered under the official transfer system, so assumed this was still in operation.

However, I've just searched every bit of informaiton I can find about this race and there is no mention of the ability to transfer this year.

Therefore I conclude that it isn't possible in 2012.

Sorry to have raised hopes in vain.



Posted: 29/10/2011 at 19:39
I have a confirmed entry but have been out of action with a hand injury (pilon fracture with Suzuki frame) that has prevented me running or doing any other exercise for several weeks already, and which will take many weeks to heal properly, so I'm being realistic about the options. I may defer to 2013, but if anyone wants the place for this year, I'm happy to trade.


Posted: 29/10/2011 at 15:56


Posted: 29/10/2011 at 15:56

Hi All,

 If anyone wants a guaranteed (non-charity) place then please get in touch with me via the forum to achieve a swap.

Otherwise, how is the training going?

Brighton Marathon 2012 place wanted

Posted: 29/10/2011 at 15:54
Is this still needed? If so contact me thorugh the RW site.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 21/06/2011 at 10:42

Popping by to say hello, but as more of a visitor. I haven't run for almost a month.

That should change soon as I'm getting my head back to where it needs to be - sort of, amd starting to plan another challenge.

Sorry to read of your sadnesses OT, 62 is too young to die, and I guess the wounded soldier is *much* younger than that. I'm glad he's a survivor, but imagine things will be tough for quite a while. It's good he has friends like your son as well.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 03/06/2011 at 18:43

The thought of 'whatever else is attracted to the light' gives me goosebumps, but I would guess that's part of the 'panic' that people report when open-water swimming.

Thinking about it does make me think it's worth having a go at one day. I wonder if I can find enough other people mad enough to make a team?

TE - it has been hot here in the suburbs too. Well done for running in it.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 03/06/2011 at 10:28
Hmm, that channels swimming lark keeps calling to me. I suspect the reality would be very different from my imagination - well done IW.
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