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Post by BiggLou55 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:57 am

I'm still here! geek

I apologize to everyone for not being around much the past couple of weeks... With school starting up for my girls free time has been at a minimum... I've also been suffering from a bad case of tendinitis in my left thumb which is causing annoying and often painful trigger finger in my thumb. With my wheel out of commission for the time being, that leaves me with little options for racing.


On the wheel, I chatted with FANATEC tech support over email, and I was able to special order a replacement cable for the pedals. (As a note, FANATEC support is great!) I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the connector port on the pedals is OK, and that all I need is a new cable. As long as the cable does the trick, I should be able to race as some point this week... If not, it will be another 2 weeks before I am back in action since I'll have to order new pedals!
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Post by U2SCDoli on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:26 pm

that sucks about the tendinitis. have you, or do you plan to see a doctor? back in May i had a nerve problem in my left hand which required surgery to fix so i know how you feel. btw, did you have problems with your force feedback? everyone with FFB wheels was saying how the latest dashboard update messed it up and now that i got a the microsoft racing wheel i know what they mean. sometimes mine practically counter-steers for me!

good luck with the cable/daughters/hand so you can get back on forza soon!

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Post by BiggLou55 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:30 pm

I started acupuncture treatments for the tendinitis last week... I'm not a big fan of surgery that isn't needed. If acupuncture and wearing a brace for XX amount of time does not work, I will go see an orthopedic...

When was the last update? Last time I used my wheel (2 weeks ago) it was fine! Wink
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Post by marmuttlebow on Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:38 pm

Son, I am disappoint.

I was expecting the post to all be in third person.

"Lou has tendinitis. Lou can't play, etc"
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Re: Lou's Status....

Post by BiggLou55 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:00 pm

That would have been great....

Lou gets to wear the lack of creativity dunce hat for the remainder of the day!
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Post by Lowflyinmx3 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:31 pm

BiggLou55 wrote:
I've also been suffering from a bad case of tendinitis in my left thumb which is causing annoying and often painful trigger finger in my thumb.

Is that what the kids are calling it nowadays? Shocked Razz

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Post by swviper on Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:38 am

Sorry to hear about your hand bud! Hopefully the acupuncture can help Lou out some.

I hear ya about the kids and school thing, I have 2 going back to school, and since I work for another school board, I have another 50,000 coming back....hooray!
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Post by BiggLou55 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:32 pm

swviper wrote:Sorry to hear about your hand bud! Hopefully the acupuncture can help Lou out some.

I hear ya about the kids and school thing, I have 2 going back to school, and since I work for another school board, I have another 50,000 coming back....hooray!

Yeah... We attended the Open House at the school last night... Since we are all getting up at the crack of dawn now, I seem to be passing out a few hours earlier at night (between 11-midnight central)....

The replacement cable arrived yesterday, but I have not had the time to test it yet... I may not get to test it until the weekend, but I will try tonight...
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Post by BiggLou55 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:24 pm

Update:
The cable arrived on Wednesday, but I didn't have a chance to test it until tonight. Unfortunately it was a no go. I will now have to replace the pedals @ $80 US + shipping Sad ... I'm also a bit worried that it might not be just the pedals but the wheel itself. In that case, It's $250 US to replace the Pedal AND the wheel....

To make a long story short, I will not be participating in the series races until I get it sorted. I'm good for 2-4 laps before I need to give me hands a rest, so 30 minutes straight on the controller for a series race is out. I won't be on tonight, but I will be on some this weekend. As for the series races, I will be spectating September. My goal will be to distract both Beef and Marm Very Happy ... As for tonight, I'm just too bummed out about the wheel to fire up the game...!

I will be picking up Madden 13 this weekend as well, so I really hope we start the league. If we do, I will set up a forum section dedicated to it!...

Cheers! cheers
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Post by marmuttlebow on Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:27 pm

If you're ordering the wheel, might I suggest you send the wheel back to them. See if they're willing to test it out. Make sure that ordering new pedals will resolve your issue. Don't want you to do this in pieces. Gonna end up even more frustrated.

As for Madden. Dang. I guess I'll be picking this game up too then.
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Post by shinnsoon on Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:42 am

BiggLou55 wrote:I'm good for 2-4 laps before I need to give me hands a rest, so 30 minutes straight on the controller for a series race is out.
KINECT! YOU can be the controller!

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Post by nubrocket on Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:46 am

Sorry to hear it, Lou. Kids are awesome and I'm sure you'll get to the bottom of the wheel issue soon enough. Take care of that hand, though! I can imagine the frustration of having the hand give up before you're ready to.

I haven't gone through what you're going through, but I have experienced pain and fatigue in my hands that force me to stop. It's why I can't even use the wireless speed wheel, that thing does something awful to my wrist that I feel for days.

I've tried some nutty things, including this, with which I've had mixed results (depends on the game).

I'd join you in Madden but I'm more of a hockey guy...and I've got fps fever these days.

U2SCDoli wrote:btw, did you have problems with your force feedback? everyone with FFB wheels was saying how the latest dashboard update messed it up and now that i got a the microsoft racing wheel i know what they mean. sometimes mine practically counter-steers for me!

They supposedly have a fix in testing, but despite all my efforts I can't find a status. I got accepted into the public beta yesterday and have downloaded the update, but again I have no idea if the ffb fix is included. I'm hesitant to plug in my wheel to "just try it", but I'll probably talk myself into it before the weekend is over.
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Post by BiggLou55 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:11 pm

You cannot use the Kinnect outside of cheesy auto races in Kinnect mode... and it sucks... I need to sort out the wheel issue...
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Post by Wa11y on Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:24 pm

BiggLou55 wrote:You cannot use the Kinnect outside of cheesy auto races in Kinnect mode... and it sucks... I need to sort out the wheel issue...

Take care Lou. I have numbness on the pinky side of my hand. I have ulnar nerve damage (which is know as the funny bone, it's a nerve not a bone). Hope you get the wheel and pedal issues resolved.
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Post by BiggLou55 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:29 pm

So a bit of an update....

The good: I'm currently undergoing Acupuncture treatments for my carpel tunnel and it's working pretty well...

The Bad: My thumb is not getting better, and I will be heading to see my doctor Friday or Monday to begin the process of getting this thing fixed. I thought I could wait it out, but I'm not sure it 100% tendinitis. More later...
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Post by shinnsoon on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:22 pm

Good luck, Lou. Get well soon Smile

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Post by BiggLou55 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:45 pm

Thanks Shin.... I ran in the series race on Wednesday, and it didn't go well at all after 8 laps.... Sad I tried to blame Sniper, but no one was buying it even though he did "punt" me off the track! Very Happy
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Post by Vlagra DUH on Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:46 pm

No offense to any of you and the problems you have been poisoned with; but I've been living with the in-laws, who have no Internet for the past 2 months. I'm dying here. I can't wait to get into my house. I'll shall return to the forums and catch up with you all when I get to school in a few mins, it's hard to post on an iPhone, but I just wanted to let you guys know, Viagra didnt forget you, so don't forget your Viagra. *marm*. Razz
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Post by BiggLou55 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:48 pm

I've been wondering where you've been!! Get back soon man!
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Post by marmuttlebow on Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:52 pm

WTF? What I need V1agra for?
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Post by Vlagra DUH on Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:45 pm

marmuttlebow wrote:WTF? What I need V1agra for?

serious question? and "WTF"<----- Should u be swearing man of jesus?


BiggLou55 wrote:I've been wondering where you've been!! Get back soon man!

just no internet, it sucks but its w/e. We plan to be in the house soon, latest we can close is oct 11th. So gotta be soon Smile

Hows racing going?

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Post by beefsupreme42 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:50 pm

nice to hear from you viagra, can't wait for you to get back online!

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