Slowly but very very surely going nuts from workshop withdrawal.

I had surgery on my right shoulder two weeks ago & am looking at least another month before I can even lift a saw let alone pound away at anything with a hammer. I have a ton of those springtime jobs around that any other time would take me an afternoon at most to do. There is a nice big pile of timber salvaged from a lovely neighbor up the road who has finally finished her two year building project I could be building all sorts of things for the garden with. I at last got some of my book collection back from my ex but I can't so much as make a bookend let alone the shelves they deserve so Dickens & Homer are stacked on the bedroom floor with Wordsworth & Chaucer. I picked up a new vice for my workbench a day before the surgery & it is sitting on the bench taunting me, I can almost hear it whispering "come on fit me to the bench I dare you" "just let your better half catch you with a spanner in your hand then you will catch it won't you?" This is too much for an active mind to bear & I am going nuts!!!!!!!! But on the upside................. In a few weeks I will have plenty of jobs to do that will take me an afternoon at most so they won't overstrain my healing shoulder. I will have a nice big pile of salvaged timber with which I can build lots of new things for our garden; I may well start with a new hammock frame after all I could do with a good rest :-) Bear in mind that this is England so I will have a good amount of rainy summer days I will have at least one job I can get done in the house as I have some book shelves to design & build after all Dickens & Homer & their friends Wordsworth & Chaucer may well be re-united with their old pals Verne, Twain & Hugo if they eventually get here so they will need plenty of space. And of course I will be able to silence the voice in my head from that vice sitting idle on the bench & put it to work; LOTS of work. I do love summer so very much OH HAPPY HAPPY DAYS!!!

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 7 years ago


need someone to design something to help me not put pressure on my broken ankle so i dont need to use crutches?

I broke my ankle and had surgery and have to use crutches which isnt that easy. i need something i can use to be a complete alternative to crutches or to make them a hell of a lot easier.

Asked by high voltage 9 years ago


Surgery

I've been under a great deal of stress lately. First off, there's the new school schedule. It cut lunch in half (By the time you get out of line with your food, lunch is over), doubled the amount of homework, and cut the time you have to do that work in half. (It basically scr*wed everyone) This schedule was supposedly based on a school vote (I guarantee at least 90% of the student body voted NO), but those "votes" went strait to the shredder. I've been doing 5-6 hours of homework every night. To add to this stress, I had my driving test, which I thankfully passed. That isn't the worst of it though. A few days ago we found a bloody lump on Mazee's neck, and we are worried sick that it is cancer. She went into surgery yesterday to get it removed, and we are anxiously waiting for the test results. Mazee has been crying and moaning all day, and I feel really bad about it. IT'S NOT CANCER! :DIt was Benign Hemangioma, a non-cancerous tumor.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 9 years ago


Pleo Surgery

A 23-minute Pleo-surgery epic. Totally creepy. (via Gizmodo)

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Lidocaine!!! you get high and fall asleep for surgery!

I recently had surgery for mole removal, and i'm under 16, so they had to put me out.first they injected me with lidocaine, and i got all high then fell asleep, then they put on the gas to keep me asleep.it's crazy!!!!!!!!!what about your surgeries?

Posted by AnarchistAsian 9 years ago


where the wild things are tshirt? no sew ideas?

I have this great olive green where the wild things are shirt that i wanted to get fitted.. in an easy no sew way that i can do myself. i thought there was a way to make the knots on the back look like a skeleton, but maybe i'm wrong. any suggestions or ideas?

Asked by 9 years ago


Will pseudo-surgery hurt if I'm asleep? Will I wake up in the process? *UPDATE* The surgery was a success! I added pics, come take a look!

So, tonight my parents are gonna remove a piece of glass that's been lodged in my foot for four years. How I got that piece of glass stuck in there was because I kicked open a glass bookshelf four years ago, when I'm still at the age of ten. I managed to live with it, but just now the piece of glass suddenly emerged from my skin. I tried removing it, but dang that was painful. So my parents decided to remove it when I'm asleep. Now, the question is, will it hurt at all? Will I wake up from the shock? Thanks in advance for answering.*UPDATE* The operation was a success! I added pics, come take a look! Thanks again for those who have helped me out by commenting and giving me advice!

Posted by Camisado 8 years ago


Lumbar Laminectomy Spinal Surgery. (final update)

It looks like, after my visit today with the Surgeon, that the Lumbar Laminectomy is probably the best route for me to go at this point. Tomorrow, if I can get my wife to agree with me, I will be making the appointment, hopefully for next week (Tues, or Thurs). I don't believe in luck, so; here's hoping the surgeon is awake, skillful, and hasn't had so many coffees that his hands shake the morning of that surgery :-) UPDATE #1: I am having doubts about the process. I may go for now with only therapy, and if matters become worse rather then better, then have the surgery. But things have already taken a turn for the better.....I have felt the best today, then I have felt in the last 3 weeks. . . we shall see when I start. UPDATE #2: Until tomorrow, I will not know for sure, but at this point, my back is feeling a bit better. I have been able to go a little longer without pain meds then before, so I do think therapy will work.    I still have to get that second opinion however.   UPDATE #2.19375 supplemental: I have my appointment @2:00 PM today for the second opinion. I hope we can come to an agreeable conclusion as to how to proceed with the treatment.   I will update again, when I know more.   UPDATE #3: The Second opinion appt has been attended to, and we came to an agreement that 3 weeks of therapy should proceed any consideration of surgery.   So, if this works, I will be off work for only 3 more weeks.  If not, I will have to have surgery done, and will be off for at least 3-4 more.    UPDATE #3.21978 supplemental: I start therapy on Thursday, and will be finished November 5th if all goes as planned. UPDATE #3.714155 supplemental: Tuesday starts my official treatments as Thursday was just the initiation and measurement phase.  I will report on how well the first day of stretching, exercise, and time on the RACK went.     UPDATE #4: Newest estimate for my return to work is currently Nov. 5th or 6th (possibly the 9th, if they don't want me to start until Monday....we will see.   Things are slowly improving.  I am sitting up for a bit longer now, although I am not able to stay put (sitting, standing, walking) for overly long periods yet; there is improvement. UPDATE #5: Finished with today's therapy session,  and started Traction for the first time.  I am feeling much better now.  Thursday, they will use the machine for an even longer period of time, and I should start to get further relief. UPDATE #5.6297 supplemental: Just got off the Traction machine an hour ago.  I am starting to feel even better then before. I hope this lasts, with the strengthening of my core muscles....below is exactly what RACK looks like :-)  UPDATE #6: Friday's work went well, and I feel pretty good this morning about going back to work this evening.   Thanks again for all your support ! You all have been great, bearing with me in all this.....          

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


How to shrink Surgical Tubing?

Does anyone know how to shrink surgical tubing? 

Posted by MaxCrave 6 years ago


Abnormal Cyst Within The Jaw Anyone?

Well this is just too interesting not to post. Turns out after going to the dentist for a routine cleaning, that I have a spot in the right side of my jaw he wanted looked at. After going to a dental surgeon he concluded that it is a type of cyst in the bone of the jaw that forms when a wisdom tooth doesn't come in but instead forms a growth of tissue in that cavity. So thinking this was what was going on he went ahead with the normal procedure. To numb me up till I'm almost knocked out, cut the gum line cut the jaw bone to the area and then grind (yes grind with a drill...) the cavity out. After the cyst was removed they would then continue to grind the walls of the cavity to fill in the "hole". From there it would fill in and regrow the bone tissue and heal everything back up with time. But of course that wasn't the case with me. While he was working everything was fine until he came to a hollow area. Hollow. No cyst, no tissue, nothing but a string of a nerve running right through the robin egg sized pocket of air in the middle. He was very confused but after looking at it proceeded to just grind the edges to fill it in and took some for studying. In his 30+ years of doing this he has never heard of or seen anything like it. But he says there's not really anything wrong and that it should be fine. Still....now where's that gauze I had...

Posted by Rockerx 9 years ago


Elvis has left his domicile

My wife and I had one of the cavies featured in my Cavy / Guinea Pig ible, i.e. Elvis, in for surgery. Although he made it through surgery (a cancerous kidney removal), the other kidney failed, and he perished during the night. Here he is, one more time, when he was much younger, being held by my wife....

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Surgical Laser

Hi all!So, I have been volunteering at an animal hospital in my home town, and I have been allowed to observe 11 surgeries so far, 4 of which have been performed with this 30 Watt CO2 Surgical Laser. I would like it if someone could explain to me how a CO2 laser works, and I would be willing to answer any questions. the surgeries I have watched are: (1) a spay on a dalmatian (2) an entropion correction on a bullmastiff (3)a cauterization of a bleeding tail tip (without anesthetic & with me holding the dog down!) and (4)a front declawing of a cat.

Posted by bardon08 10 years ago



Has anyone used mri data and converted it to autocad point cloud? Answered

Then used the point cloud to design and then print a surgical instrument for CNS surgery?

Asked by CNSFIXER 5 years ago


What are the perfect circumstances to get laser eye surgery done for eye sight weakness?

What are the best circumstances  or best time to get the laser treatment for eye sight surgery? I know i should talk to an eye surgeon for this, but before going to him may be its a good idea to talk to people here who have a prior experience and have themselves undergone the procedure. Also it would be great if someone can suggest me some reasonable costs for laser eye treatment. thanks.

Asked by muhammajunaid 8 years ago


it is not a question but PLEASE send sistergldnhair a get well message. even though u probably dont know her Answered

She just went though a really tough surgery and it is just a nice thing to do. 

Asked by themoose64 6 years ago


: (

Well, tomorrow at ten I'm getting all four wisdom teeth pulled out, plus two others. They were supposed to be out the day after Christmas, but I was so stressed I actually got too sick for the surgery to be done safely.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago


how to recover eye sight in 5 months ???i m myopic with -2.5..plz help.....

As i wnt to become a pilot.i want to get rid of these glasses but dont want my eyes ,be corrected by laser surgery..

Asked by sarah iman 8 years ago


How does one get dressed, etc with non dominant hand? Answered

Having Right shoulder surgery next week. Short of just  wearing sweats, any hints on using zippers, buttons, and other "activities of daily living" with the non-dominant hand? Thanks

Asked by lrwelling 7 years ago


How do I cover a knee on a dog to keep her from licking stitches?

I dont want to use a cone. It was suggested I use a long sleeved tshirt, but I dont know how to make it stay on. It always slips down or rides up

Asked by mmmont1970 8 years ago



Laser burn to the eyes

On Saturday morning my eyelids will be pulled back by retractors and held open, ethanol will be poured into my eyes, a flap of epithelial (outer layer of the eye) will be peeled back to reveal the cornea, then an Eximer laser will burn the surface of the cornea. Apparently, the burning smell can be quite unpleasant :-/ Has anyone else had laser eye surgery? Cheers, Pat. Pending

Posted by Patrick Pending 10 years ago


Is there a dry rub I can use on my dogs to "wash them"?

I have 3 dogs and it is a royal pain in my (2 surgeries on my back in 2 years) back to wash them. I see ads for a product that does that, but im sure its a combination of Baking Soda and some other items. Any ideas would be great.

Asked by chris73044 8 years ago


Has Google started charging people for searches? Answered

I mean, seriously.... Why else would we get questions like "does anybody know how to make > k thanks" when typing "how to make " into any search engine would get pages and pages of immediate results? This ain't rocket surgery, folks.

Asked by RavingMadStudios 8 years ago



Military themed dice tower

I made this recently and will be glad to post full detailed instructions if I see that there's enough interest in it. Let me know, and when I get enough feedback I'll do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwdL5rV_3YI had nasal surgery 1 day before I recorded the audio, so my voice sounds terrible.

Asked by flashing 9 years ago


(newsletter) Gummi Bear Surgery, 5-Minute Ice Cream, Sleeping Bag Suit...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Mother's Day Contest - Sew something for Mom and win a sewing machine from Singer! Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest - Closes for entries on Sunday! You could win a MacBook Pro so enter now! The winners of the Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest have been announced. See who won! Become a fan of Instructables on Facebook. See contest updates, talk to other fans, and find out how the robot is feeling. Sleeping Bag Suit 5-Minute Ice Cream Hammered Leaf and Flower Prints Gummi Bear Surgery   Closes for entries this Sunday! Convert a Baby Swing from Batteries to AC Sourdough Bread Create Laser Art with a Digital Camera DIY Mineral Makeup Featured questions from our new Answers section: How do I monitor battery voltage and adjust engine idle with a servo? How do you get old t-shirts whiter?   Checkpoint Charlie Hat Green Solar Powered Water Barrel Carry Your Baby African Style Insulate Your Loft and Save the Planet     Sew something great for Mom and win a sewing machine!   Make Sunday special Drawdio! Homemade Solar Cell Broken Arm Lego Accessories Contactless Dynamo Powered Bike Lights Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago



My dog died...

(sob) (cry) (sob) My dog died. My mom ran him over. He survived the accident but the surgery and other stuff would of been $4000. And there was a chance he wouldn't make it through. So me my mom and sister and dad (my dads away in California for my uncles wedding) decided to put him down. So it was a hard good by to my dog Sandy.Sorry no pictures.

Posted by Easy Button 10 years ago


DIY autoclave? Ideas?

Does anyone know of a way to build an autoclave? I know that they are essentially pressure cookers on steroids, but would a standard pressure cooker truly sterilize something? No, I'm not trying to give myself tattoos or attempt surgery on the cat. It would be mostly for biology experiments, such as swabbing cultures. I could get one on eBay for about $150 minimum, but I don't really feel like spending $150 to grow bacteria. Any ideas?

Posted by CameronSS 10 years ago


I need serious critique and advice.....

Guys n Gals, I would like to have those of you interested in helping me clean up a published instructable ( my Latest, in a long while ) as I seem to be at a bit of a loss as to how to make it look less "disorganized". Maybe it is that I am still not fully recovered from the surgery, or whatever, but it does not look like it is quite "right" yet, to me. Thanks for any help given...

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


One-handed keyboard mod

I saw this on the MAKE Magazine blog.  A programmer (who actually knows how to bend metal :-) ) did a homebrew keyboard modification to allow himself to touchtype single-handedly after some left arm surgery.  Using his left thumb, he can hot-swap all of the keys on the left side over to the right and touch type with only his right hand. Read the whole story, including some guidance on construction, on Daughtrey.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago


Laptop Surgery!!!

I want to write my first instructable but I need to do a little research first.  Here is my problem: The sound on my laptop has gone (HP DV2845se).   The audio card is on-board, so my only solution is a USB card and speakers.   This is a huge hassle, and really defeats the purpose of having a portable computer.  In a perfect world I could hide the USB inside the computer and solder the existing mic and speakers onto the card.  Here are the hurdles that I think I would have to jump to achieve this.  1) Find a way to attach the card to the USB port internally (no clue here) 2) hide the card with in the laptop (should be able to find some space, doesn't really need air circulation) 3) de-solder the current jacks on the USB card and solder the speaker wires and mic I'm sure there is going to be plenty more.  For instance I don't know how the speakers are powered.  The USB card only provides the sound part, not any power or amplification.  I don't know if the speakers in the computer will need that.  Any help here is appreciated!  Thanks

Posted by knightop 7 years ago


Instructable not showing also

I used the new editor and i say i like it allot better . i have  been out for awhile for shoulder surgery so i may have missed something  but any way it will not show up even in the search all  https://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cell-Voltage-Testing-Station/ is there a list of words that might cause it to get caught up in the filters for some reason ? or is it just that i did something wrong  thank you fro your response

Posted by batteriesnotincluded 4 years ago


incomplete work

My science teacher was telling us one day about how he came to hate incomplete work. he had surgery on his appendix one day (for unknown reasons) and when he woke up his appendix was finished but the doctor didnt close him up. he called the doctor in but he said "oh i just forgot." he fired that quack and got a new doctor to close him up. tell me what you think of this story and also think of incomplete work...

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 10 years ago


Get well soon sistergldnhair!

After reading a very touching series of forum posts from sistergldnhair's friends and family, we were sorry to hear that this young author had to undergo some brain surgery. The procedure was successful, and we here at the Instructables HQ wanted to send our well wishes with a few gifts and a signed card.  Please take a minute to read through these posts, and leave your get-well-soon's in the comments below. PLEASE send sistergldnhair a get well message A Thank You to One Very Thoughtful Little Girl

Posted by kazmataz 6 years ago


Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Implantable Cardioverter DefibrillatorsI just saw an advertisement for this thing..... It's different than a pacemaker and to be honest, I had no idea such things existed.... It's interesting (for me at least) because my family history has this problem among a few other heart problems. My grandfather had bypass surgery when it was new (late 60's/early 70's).... three of them over his lifetime - the third heat attack (I think it was #3) is what got him.Just exciting medical stuff that for some reason they felt it necessary to advertise as if it was a new drug o.0

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


Have a heart and help Abigail heal.

Long-time Instructables member supersoftdrink and her family have been through a lot the past six years: her daughter has had four open heart surgeries and her husband suffers from anxiety & depression. A GiveForward campaign has been set up to help them get back on track and we hope that you consider donating.  If you'd like to learn more about congenital heart defects and how they are treated, visit her Instructable on how doctors treat a hypoplastic heart. 

Posted by tinaciousz 3 years ago


8 - Bit Christmas Music !

8-Bit Jesus is an 18 track album featuring everyone's favorite Christmas jingles, but made with the music and sound effects from classic NES games. It was all amazingly well made by Doctor Octoroc. You can listen to and download the whole album for free HEREHovever Octoroc's 6-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy called Ein, has had to have bladder stone surgery recently. So if you donate $15 the doctor will send you a physical copy of the CD, and you'll help a dog in the process !(The dog is in the 2nd pic)

Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago


Wisdom Teath and any other Sugery

So I have to get all four of my wisdom teeth removed this Friday at 7am (tomorrow), and to make it worse we have Friday off of school. But I wanted to get it done before the holidays (TURKEY!!). So any horror story's (of any surgery doesn't have to be wisdom teeth)? How old were you when you got yours out (I'm 14)? Did you even have them removed? BTW: There putting me under (anesthesia) if you were wondering.

Posted by TheCheese9921 10 years ago


water inline low pressure gauge at output

I don't know if they sell them , water Inline  pressure Gauge  made for 5 lbs and under, or is there an easy way t to make one, doesn't have to be inliine, it just needs to  measure the psi at 5 gallons and at 1 gallon.. Even A balloon that burst at 3psi would be good/. it is for a medical device. i spent the last year going crazy cause it was defective brand new.  it was putting out the correct  pressure at the start, 5 gallons, at the half way point it was putting out about half the pressure, didn't know it, almost had  surgery because of the poor results thanks for any ideas

Posted by escapefromyonkers 6 years ago


My apologies all.....

 Hey, just wanted to apologize for my not being around much of late.   My Mom has had to have 2 glaucoma and and 2 cataract surgeries and all the prep and followup appointments etc.  all have taken a bit of a toll on me, and definitely on my free time. I WILL be getting back to the forums as soon as things are more "level" and less hectic....meanwhile, I have a few ideas for some projects if I can get some hardware cheap at a few garage sales before the season closes.  I am still gathering a few parts for my "vintage" radio projects I have planned for later too.  

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


how can i solve the marking problem with my beloved cat?&what's the way 2get rid of the urine odor n my carpets?plz

My cat marks on my carpets and it smells bad & i have to spend more time cleaning, yet the problem remains with him marking , need to find a way to make him stop marking , i love my cat the most and i am willing to do any thing to solve this problem but i am not willing to risk him by surgery. i also need to know if i can use any home made cleaning materials to solve the odor problem .

Asked by Niha-B 9 years ago


Has anyone converted a waterbed to adjustable airbed?

I have a California King, dual mattress waterbed that I would like to convert to an adjustable airbed, similar to the Select Comfort " Sleep Number" bed. (they cost over $1500).  My wife has a real bad disc in her back, and I have to keep increasing the water level  firmness.  We use a memoryfoam top, with a very firm density of 5.5 lbs per sf, if I recall correctly.  She cannot sleep on a regular mattress (we have one).  Surgery is out (no insurance, unemployed, own too much land, etc, to qualify for aid).  Has anyone tried this? Dublinrun

Asked by dublinrun 8 years ago


Doctor drills into boy's head to save his life

The regular household drill is a wonderful thing. It can be used for drilling holes in wood, scrambling eggs, and even drilling into a boy's skull to drain it of blood clots. Yikes!Dr Rob Carson performed the procedure on Nicholas Rossi, 13, after the boy fell off his bike and hit his head.The doctor had never attempted the surgery before, and had to be talked through the operation by a Melbourne neurosurgeon.The boy's father said the doctor's improvisation had saved his son's life.But Dr Carson told reporters: "It's not a personal achievement, it is just a part of the job." Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Kiteman Recommends: This is True!

If you like Little Brother, you like this;I have been receiving This is True! every Friday for quite some time now. The author, Randy Cassingham, collates current stories from across the world that make you sit back and go WHAT? , laugh out loud and get outraged, sometimes all in the same article.This week's issue includes a child interviewed by the police after being snitched on by a librarian (a lot of comment on this one); an age restriction on teaspoons; a teenage thief caught after a trouser accident and a drug-smuggler refusing life-saving surgery.Have a look, enjoy, subscribe.Note: I am in no way affiliated to This is True! - I'm just trying to help one of the Good Guys get through the credit crunch.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Instructables Show and Tell in the UK!

I'm going to do it.I'm going to organise a Show and Tell event in the UK.Eric, the grand chap, has given me permission to use the Instructables' name to promote the event.It will be in the East of England, probably in Beccles, Suffolk.Google MapHowever, I cannot yet give an exact date, as we have just discovered that #2 son needs kidney surgery, and we will not find out the date of the op until late in April. The main reason I'm posting this thread is to cut down on the excuses I can make for not doing organising it.So, the good news is, it will happen, the bad news is, I don't know when.If you want to be involved, then join the group or email ideas / offers of help to the address in the second image.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


gentle touch activated sound?

I have a little toy that makes noise when you squeeze it that I want to give as a Christmas present, but tiny little hands have trouble doing the squeezing properly, so I want to do a little surgery on it so that the sound activates with just a gentle touch instead.  Such as if you flick it, pet it, pick it up... that sort of thing.  I know when I was little, we had a doll that was supposed to make noises when played with, but it was so sensitive that it would go off from just the blow of our AC.  My problem is, I've no idea what parts I need to do this.  Can anybody help point me in the right direction?  And I only have about a three inches to work in, so it needs to be fairly small. Thanks.

Posted by aliasjanedoe 8 years ago


Sensing electromagnetic fields with a glove - how could I manage it? Answered

Basically, I once read about a guy (an electronics professor I think in Kent University) who had some magnetic sensors implanted into his nervous system in his left arm and now he can feel electomagnetic fields as a kind of pressure. I would like to replicate this in glove format, to preclude the need for experimental surgery. I think it could be done by combining a magnetic sensor (do you even get them?) with a vibrating device and placing the resulting component into a glove. Let me know if I'm barking up the wrong tree or if there's a better way to achieve such a thing. I know hardly anything about electronics but I am a quick learner and if you explain well I will remember.

Asked by BlondGuy101 8 years ago


HELP!!!! I need to rescue my mural!!!

My husband and I donated time to a friend's business to paint a huge mural on the interior of their restaurant. It looks like the business might have to shut down, and we are trying to figure out if there's any way to rescue pieces of the mural. It was painted with acrylic paint, over plaster, which is over brick. There are some portions painted on plywood -- those will be easy to save. It's the stuff painted on the plaster that I am concerned about. I have considered transfer medium as an option but I don't know what kind would work best, and I've also considered wall surgery, but it seems like the plaster would just crumble. HELP!!!! Link to pics of the mural below. It took FOREVER to do. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetomatopizza/sets/72157629193389337/

Posted by KedaDibandion 5 years ago