Any package handlers had a ganglion before?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Joopster, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Old Wives Tale used to tell you to lay the hand flat and whack the bump with a bible. :knockedout:
  3. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    I made an appointment to get a cortisone shot in the morning. We are overstaffed so I will probably go in tonight and take the cut. My whole arm hurts.
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Lance it with a sharp knife and get back to work,wussy.:happy2:
  5. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    i'm not going to mess with a knife around my tendons and veins thank you.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I had one of those on the top of my right foot just below the ankle and, since we don't have any old wives here in Upstate NY and I couldn't find a Bible anywhere, I decided to go ahead and have surgery. It was out patient, scheduled it on a Friday like the good company man that I am, rested all weekend and was back to work on Monday. It was more of a nuisance than anything (kind of like my ex wife) but I couldn't get rid of this nuisance by getting divorced so I had the surgery.
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    See my statement above. A sharp knife would work in both instances.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There was a sharp knife involved but it was held by a person wearing a mask who had gone to sharp knife school.
  9. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    Thus....they have insurance in case sharp knife is dirty as well.
  10. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I developed a bump during my preload years. Turned out to be one of those. I got it treated on comp. Didn't have to go out, though, just light duty for a few days. I had outpatient surgery done, while I was awake. They numbed my arm from the armpit down and went to town on the cist, which was in the top of the bend in my right wrist. Surgery was quick and painless. Arm was numb for quite some time. Felt like i was carrying a bag of rocks.

    Except for the small scar, you wouldn't even know I had the procedure.
  11. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    I am wondering if they are going to want to do that tomorrow when I go in....
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I thought that was gonorrhea and it wasn't the hand!
  13. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I'll bet the surgery was less painful and cost a whole lot less.
  14. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I used to get one on my wrist every so often
    I haven't seen it in years..
  15. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    Dr. told me to come back if it gets worse. I think it is.