Davie's french attraction.

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Couple of 205Gti's at Mathewsons auction this Friday/Saturday
1990 PEUGEOT 205 GTI (1905cc) Estimate £3,000 to £3,400
https://www.mathewsons.co.uk/product/19 ... k-and-mak/
1985 PEUGEOT 205 GTI (1580cc) Estimate £4,000 to £4,500
https://www.mathewsons.co.uk/product/19 ... enquiries/
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Those estimates look low if they are tidy runners with a decent length of MOT. I am now out of commission for at least 6 weeks. It's not easy having g my right hand in plaster following an operation.
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get well soon. Listen to the physios if they tell you anything
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I ended up with something similar on my right wrist, having opened up a large hole in a 9" wall with a chisel and club hammer. Chipped a small bone in the wrist. Tooks weeks of physio, and immersion in hot wax, to get it mobile again.

Yep - take all the advice, and get well again.
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daviemck2006 wrote:
08 Jul 2021, 16:08
Those estimates look low if they are tidy runners with a decent length of MOT. I am now out of commission for at least 6 weeks. It's not easy having g my right hand in plaster following an operation.Image
What was the procedure Davie?
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Removal of the trapezoid bone at the base of the thumb. It was worn out and was causing great pain and my thumb was not much use. Now my thumb is not connected with bone to my wrist. Tha surgeon said it was really bad. Over time the gap left by its removal will fill with gristle, and I will regain the use of my thumb. This will take up to 4 to 5 months. The cast has to stay for 6 weeks. I'm utterly fed up of it already after 4 days! The welding on the 205 should be finished tomorrow and I will not be able to do the undersealing and painting it requires then putting it back together. Oh well it was missing for 6 years plus so what's a few weeks?
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All the best. Stick at it.
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The LOML is an orthopaedic nurse. She worked in a unit specializing in just such issues as your's. Follow your home care instructions and your pain and function will improve a lot. Having both done is very common. It is a bit of a slog to get there but your outcome should be pretty successful. Take care.
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Dormouse wrote:
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The LOML is an orthopaedic nurse. She worked in a unit specializing in just such issues as your's. Follow your home care instructions and your pain and function will improve a lot. Having both done is very common. It is a bit of a slog to get there but your outcome should be pretty successful. Take care.
I am expecting it to take time to sort itself out. It doesn't help that because I am diabetic I am prone to infections, and an infection I have. It's as sore as a thing I have felt at times but seems to be settling down now the antibiotics are taking control. If this does work as it should its worth a few weeks of discomfort now to have better use of my hand and hopefully pain free in the future. They did the worst one first, and wont do the left one until the right one is healed. I'm maybe struggling a bit with the right hand out of commission but at least I do have a working hand. I'm going to be suffering withdrawal symptoms from driving by the time the cast comes off though! I would easily manage as both cars are auto, but, if I were to lose control and cause an accident I would rightly get the book thrown at me and it's likely my insurance would be void. So I have to rely on son or daughter to run me about. Is that not what family is supposed to do lol
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daviemck2006 wrote:
11 Jul 2021, 15:30
So I have to rely on son or daughter to run me about. Is that not what family is supposed to do lol
I'm with you there Davie, back in the 90's I was unable to drive for 14 days due to a disagreement between me and the Suffolk constabulary, over a road works speed limit, and my daughter dutifully transported me to and from the office, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She was still living at home and I had a Rover 220 Coupe Turbo at the time, so I had to put her on the policy which cost me almost double the original premium for 1 month's cover!! Fortunately she went off to Uni just after that so I was able to keep the car which I feared she had taken a liking to!! :-D
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Look after it/them, Davie. Not a lot of fun, but it will sort itself out. :hug1:
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LOML, the Tazie Devil, confirms you, as a diabetic, are more liable to such procedures in the first place. If generally you are more prone to infections she also urges caution over being too optimistic in using your hand until a good clean healing scar is well established. Infections will only slow the whole process down - so take it slow and steady is her advice. Very frustrating she agrees but stick with the programme!
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And the 205 is totally welded. It has red oxide primer brushed over the welds with no other prep. It will now sit u til my hand is working before anything else gets done. On the to do list is undersealing the underside, painting the floor inside, rustproofing the front panel and painting it, painting the sill, new brake pipes and flexi pipes all round, refit petrol tank, new fuel pipes, new tyres, possibly new discs, drums pads and shoes, at least one new wheel bearing, new bottom wishbones, new battery, refit interior then hope that will at mot standard, insure, tax, ENJOY!

My own health is priority though, after a week of antibiotics I think the infection is gone, that will be revealed tomorrow morning, when I have to go to the hospital, get the cast removed and get x-rayed to see how the healing is going. My hand is itchy under the cast now which I am taking as a good sign. There is now vastly less pain too. It is not easy being right handed with the right hand out of commission! Even very simple things become challenging! Try, for example, spreading a slice of toast. I also dropped my dinner on the floor one day taking it out of the oven left handed. Not the end of the world but annoying nevertheless
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Here's hoping for a speedy recovery Davie for you and the little Pug .

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