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Old 07-23-2013, 12:00 PM
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Default Fly Fishing With Health Issues

This has been an interesting year with some great highlights and some...well I'll just say interesting challenges. I turned 50 years old near the end of April. It seems I've had one health challenge after another. Last week I had to have a bunch of lab work done.

For several years I've awoken at night, because my hands become numb and occassionally pin and needles feeling like my hands have fallen asleep. I spoke to my doctor several years ago and he said I have a sprain from my job which requires daily typing. Finally about 6 months ago this started happened after casting for a extended period.

However, I recently changed doctors do to moving into a different part of Sacrament, County. Now I'm quite P'd off at the previous doc. When I reported this to my new doctor he ordered tests and I was diagnosed last Thursday with Carpal Tunnel. So now I've made a claim against my State Government employers worker's comp.

The thing is I'm more bothered by the effect on my fishing then on my job.
-Tom Wilson
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