Flash Drive Recovery

July 9, 2018

Recovery Day (102 of 102)

Flash drives or USB drives can be called as one of the most portable storage devices being used today. The variety of USB drive makers, and the wide range of storage capacities in which this device is available, has made it extremely popular among many users, since users have the freedom of choosing from this wide range, the flash drive that suits them the best. They are highly robust in nature, since the user can rewrite data over a million times on this device. Though the initial capacity in which these devices were available, was limited to 256 MB, over the years this has changed, considerably, and USB drives nowadays can hold up to 256 GB of data.

These USB drives are used for storing various types of data like documents, photos, music files, videos etc. The user also has the option of running the operating system using a USB drive. Since the flash drive comes with a USB interface, it can be easily plugged into the USB slot provided on the users PC, or any other device that provides a USB slot. The absence of moving parts makes transfer of data easier and quicker in this device. Since moving parts are missing in this device, physical damage to the flash drive can happen only if the USB drive is mishandled.

Logical damage can however occur in a variety of ways. There are of course the usual reasons of data loss like accidental deletion of files by the user, loss of files after the user accidentally formats the flash drive etc. But, one of the main ways in which data is lost in a USB drive is due to improper plugging and removal of the flash drive from the computer. Since the flash drive is a plug and play device, the user can simply plug the device, and transfer data from the device to the PC or vice versa.

However, the problem occurs when the user pulls out the device, without disconnecting it properly, or when there is a power outage during transfer of files. In scenarios like this, there are chances of the files being transferred or files those are already existent on the device getting deleted or lost. When such a thing happens, the first thing to do is to stop using the device immediately and download a good USB recovery tool that can recover data from flash drive. Downloading a software that provides a demo version would be of great help, as you get a chance to evaluate the software before buying it.


  • Sweet Pea Just me Classic Lacey July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I'm litterally considering suicide because I can't live with this pain anymore

  • Valeria Dapena July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Omg thank you sooo much for this video 🙏🏼, I have my surgery in a few days and I’m super nervous about it and this has helped me feel more at ease especially listening to you after 6 days of surgery. All the things they tell you that can go wrong have freaked me out, and I’m super scared about the surgery. Again thank you so much 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Brock Dunham July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in June 22, 2018. Before the diagnosis I had seen 5 doctors and had told each one the symptoms I was experiencing. I had a nerve conduction study and an MRI. The MRI was on my neck and it showed that I had bone spurs. I was told later by one of the doctors I saw that my Ulnar was staying open on my right arm. The day I was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, the doctor came into the room and I asked her to feel my fingers on my right hand because they were very cold and I could see that they were turning blue and purple. The doctor then had me raise both of my arms in the air (one at a time) while she checked my pulse below my thumb. The doc told me that when I raised my arms above my head that I had "No Pulse". I told her I have been feeling a pain in my chest on my right breast area for almost 3 months now. After the tests were done that was when I was told that I have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and would have to have surgery. I am now waiting to get the Ultrasound and the CT SCAN on July 3.

  • Nathan Jones July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Hi…I'm got tos too…pain in the elbow to the hand then the pain will go into the other arm..and pins and needles in my legs…taking plain killers to my myself comfortable

  • Adriana Camarena July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    My daughter is into surgery 06/04/2018 Im so scared for her. I'm stressing out, got to be strong for her though. Any tips? Shes having first rib removed.

  • Nicholas Porteous July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Hi my orthopaedics surgeon thinks I now have this Thoracic outlet syndrome I have been sent for test etc looking to learn more about

  • Christine Haptonstall July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I was diagnosed with TOS in both arms after a work injury in 1988. If anyone else go's back further I'd like to hear from you! I had so much nerve pain despite pain medication I was not long for this world. I had surgery in 1990 (right arm) and gained immediate relief upon waking from anesthesia. I was told this relief could last 10-12 years. I got 10 wonderful years relief before the nerves grew back in the most wicked and painful way. Had to start the pain meds again for years now. The other (left) arm is in same distress with a failed Scalene Sympathectomy many years later, different surgeon, first surgeon retired, then passed away unfortunately. The invention of Lyrica (combined with pain meds) saved my life. Iv'e seen many Thoracic surgeons through the years asking for anything that could help. I would give my breast's for relief! And the pain has spread to the breast tissue! I get the same answer, NO. Any further surgery can cause me permanent damage and loss of the use of my arm/arms and possibility my eye's won't close, just for starters. One surgeon told me if someone(another surgeon) tells you they'll do this surgery you should be weary! Iv'e had a lot of surgery in my life and live with chronic pain but this is nerve pain that is totally unbearable w/o meds, and somewhat bearable with. I just saw a pain specialist (2018) who won't prescribe pain meds (it's the climate people) but did listen and offer to read records Iv'e saved and provided. Save your records people!! Get your operating theater notes!! The only thing that was discussed for the back pain and possibly TOS pain was a stimulater implant the doctor would further research for my case. SCS https://www.hf10.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwkd3VBRDzARIsAAdGzMAuoweW9ebsmJXZUzbI
    I don't see any implication for this implant for use on TOS neuropathic pain. I'm researching it currently and hope someone out there has some information to offer me. I will answer questions for those trying to navigate their way through this type of diagnosis and pain and hope to receive the same. I wish you all good health..stay strong..be a teacher to those doctors who have open minds!

  • Cory Xenos July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for this video! I just found out I have this today. So, I'm very grateful for hearing about your experience.

  • Sharlina Dahl July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I just had my 4th TOS surgery Feb 1st, 2018. I have bilateral thoracic outlet syndrome. I had an extra rib on both sides and this last one was a scalenectomy to remove the muscle and scar tissue. I lost tons of muscle in both hands. I completely understand how you feel. it's been a month and I am still having breathing problems, my left lower lung is collapsed. It seems like I am having a lot for trouble recovering from this surgery then my last 3. My fingers are still numb, I can't do my hair, daily tasks are difficult. I am exhausted and frustrated, but like you said, it has to be done. It will get better. I wish anyone that has to have this surgery luck. It is hard and scary, but worth it.

  • irishkay65 July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I had my surgery Dec 4th. As far as the incision goes, im doing great. Not much pain there. BUT man o man am ive having a doozy with my arm! Its horrible. The nerve pain is almost unbearable!!!! Im taking gabapintin (ms) and that isnt doing to much. Im not sleeping because of the pain. Its worse at night. I will be so thrilled when all of this changes. Im ready for normal! The problems im having now are not as bad as the original issue. Its crazy! I cant use my arm, its numb, and so very weak. Im just now beginning to touch my fingers with my thumb. Therapy is the plan. This surgery is nothing to consider lightly. It will debilitate you for a little while. Good luck to anyone fixing to do this.

  • May Rivas July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Hi i been diagnosed Thoracic Outlet Syndrome . Im scared to get surgery. How long did you avoid surgery?

  • Tiara Hunt July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Hi, im 22 i was just diagnosed with this my surgery is scheduled march 5th they have told me nothing about this any info would help i dont know how to message on here

  • Jeanette Mccourt July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    thank you for sharing! I am having the first of 2 Thoracic Outlet syndrome surgeries on Dec. 20th at Celebration Hospital in Florida with Dr. Gharagazaloo. He does it robotically and was wondering if you have heard of him? Where did you have your surgery? Who was your doctor? Thank you for any insight…I hope you are doing well and feel better. I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago but I tried everything to avoid surgery.

  • TheDimachaerus July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Do you by any chance have autoimmune issues?

  • jmalon90422 July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    thank you so much for posting this! I'm very scared with having to face this and it's very helpful for you to share your experiences. thank you and I hope you have a full recovery and feel better soon.

  • Sohail Butt July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    hi everyone i have also the same problem and wandering around doctors from 1996,please tell me where is this possible

  • Nigel Leitzell July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I found out I had TOS this summer after several long distant flights. The symptoms started with a burning sensation in my hand and later horrible cramping throughout my arm. Originally, I ended up in medcheck which they diagnosed me with a muscle impingement. After taking muscle relaxers the pain subsided, however, my arm seemed to be extremely tired and was also pale like no blood was flowing. I finally decided to go to the ER when my hand started going numb indefinitely and was diagnosed with TOS after extensive testing. I had two thrombectomies which they removed the clotting and another surgery to have the cervical rib removed. I waited too long and had to have an artificial ptfe artery placed in my neck to replace the aneurysm, and also had this same pain/sensation several years prior and found out I killed my ulnar artery but neglecting to go to the doctor. I know only rely on my radial to service my arm /:.. Anyway, the surgery didn't go so well, the doctor punctured my lung and lost 2L of blood internally which caused my lung to collapse. However, 7 weeks later I'm now back to lifting light in the gym and pretty much 100% recovered.
    P.S. pro tip.. don't get addicted to the hydros.

  • ViceCityMasta July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    When are you going to post updates?

  • MrLaddical July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Make sure that you have tried everything before surgery. The first rib is attached to the sternum via the costal cartilage and it can be moved if you stretch out the ant. and mid. scalenes. I have had lots of success with my clients in relieving TOS just by elongating the scalenes and pushing down the first rib. Sometimes it take a few treatments and usually it take a life style change to get them to relax, but once that is done then the first rib goes back to where it needs to be and symptoms are relieved.

  • Rustin Pierce July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    How much did your surgery cost?

  • Pamela Alley July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    As I'm reading this my hands are numb. My doctor won't listen to me.

  • Games Stories Animals Hehe July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I've noticed all girls are commenting. I'm a male and it's very hard to get these surgeon to operate on you. I wonder why they are more sympathetic towards women and not men. Especially when they use Venogram as the diagnostic method. I'm not trying to troll here. I support women. It just that every forums or video I go to, it's always women commenting or having procedures. I had PT, waited a year still wont proceed with surgery and I saw top 3 surgeons I don't want to name them here. But they are very very famous on TOS.

  • Reflexology52 Welsh July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Could you tell me what caused your rib and scalene problems? I'm dealing with this now. I see that this video was made a while back, how are you now? Is it a bloody surgery, I won't take blood transfusions, so I was wondering if that was ever an issue…thanks

  • Grace Corrigan July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your story!! I'm 18 years old, and I'm having my surgery tomorrow. I'm really anxious. This video really helped me feel better. Thank you again!

  • Brothers of Summer July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    this was a long time ago. did it fix the issues?

  • Wanda Hayes July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    At the moment I have nerve problems and going to get a nerve conduction test done, My specialist has said I am a confusing one as my MRI says nerve compression at C4 and C5 but I have the numbness in my little finger. I have no strength in the had and pain from neck should arm and hand. I got a new physio and she mentioned that it could be thoraic outlet syndrom and work on that area and the pain while she did it. Hopefully soon I will find out what is causing the nerve pain. I take Lyrica at the moment for pain

  • fallen angel July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I have to get that surgery and I have been putting it off because it's so scary I am already an asthmatic and hearing that there's going to be breathing struggle I'm even more scared I'm so glad you made this video because they never told me about the breathing issue

  • Krystyna Shepley July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I'm only 16 and I have a lot of shoulder issues and limited mobility in them I also play 3 sports all year round and was just told that I may have this I'm seeing a doctor next week about it and I'm really nervous… sports are extremely important to me so do you know how long the recovery time is/how long I'll have to wait to play again if at all?

  • Mel D July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I

    I wanted to take a moment and post my experience. It's been 13 years since my TOS surgery and i'm now 29 years old. There was absolutely no information back then about TOS. I had a hard time getting diagnosed and i had been in so much pain for so long. It felt like a thousand rubber bands were wrapped around by bicep and i would get tingling and discolouration in my hand.

    I saw many doctors and i finally was able to find Dr. Vern Campbell here in Toronto. I believe he's retired now, but he is a Vascular Surgeon. The BEST thing that's ever happened to me. I've been pain free since! I have muscle tissue loss in my hand but nothing noticeable. I contacted him a couple years ago because i underwent a breast augmentation and wanted to consult with him to see if it could bring back my symptoms. Everything's been great! I'm posting this because going forth with my Thoracic Outlet surgery was the best decision I have ever made. On a side note, i have a small 1.5" scar under my armpit from the rib resection. I too experienced a collapsed lung and coughed out all the fluid and mucous.

    For everyone suffering from TOS. Do your homework! There is soooo much information online now and there are so many great doctors!

    Thanks again for sharing your story and i hope you're doing much better!

  • Jon Lebel July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    My wife had the same surgery, both sides, over 10 years ago in Edmonton Canada.  The scar is under her arms, both sides, unlike yours in a more obvious place.  She tells me the surgeon gave her a choice when it came to scar location.  Perhaps others who want/need this surgery should ask for this as well.  She had continued pain but better circulation after the surgery.  Now that she is over 50 years old, her left (dominant side) is starting to bother her again.  My wife had no problems with her lungs or other symptoms like you.  She continues with pain, probably for the rest of her life.  She did have the advantage of being in the military and in great shape when she had the surgery so recovery time for her would have been faster.

  • Serena Smith July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I am curious if you've made the follow up video yet?

  • Kim Pollock July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Everyone, I just had the surgery on 9/27/16 and I'm so incredibly glad that I did it after dealing worsening pain in the scalene muscles. Surgeon said my scalene muscles were fairly large and I had some scarring on the brachial plexus. I never did feel any real pain in the incision area, only relief. I am having pain and function issues with my left hand and forearm. I am in hand therapy right now and the progress is slow. After surgery, I felt some pain when I inhaled and I had some spasms in my trapezious muscle, I had only left sided TOS that is a result of being rear ended in a collision. I suffered for 3 years and tried everything imaginable to avoid surgery, nothing worked. So thankful to be out of the neck pain. Much rehab for my left arm due to disability over 3 years from the TOS. Please feel to contact me when any questions. My surgeon was Dr Samad Hashimi, who's a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon. Have no fear and look forward to getting out of constant pain. I rested well in the hospital and was not in terrible pain, your breathing will be different but you will adapt. Kim

  • Valerie McLean July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you. I am dealing with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. the Neurologist told me about it but scared me away from surgery. would like to see a follow up video after you're feeling better!

  • Claire Frey July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you so much for this video, I'm 16 and I have to have it done the day after my midterms, and 3 days before Christmas (during the 2 week break) so I'll miss less school. I haven't found anyone with this story so this was so helpful. Can't seem to get real info from just my doctor, it's all complicated sciency stuff. Talks in circles.

  • Mehressa Green July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you! I am going to have to have this surgery for arterial compression. The compression + another syndrome I had lead to blood clots in my subclavian artery, which were cutting off the blood supply to my right arm. The pain was terrible in dealing with just that, so I'm scared for what the surgery will be like. But I agree with your attitude – although it suck, it has to be done.

  • Anna Skoda July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    How do you feel now? I have this surgery tomorrow.

  • Jack Black July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    very curious on how you are doing now? my husband has to have this surgery and I am now concerned cause he has one and a half lungs already and his good lung is on the side where he will be having the surgery… how long did it take your breathing to return to normal … well hope all is well with you I seen you was going to post another video feb but I couldn't find one 🙂

  • tmc515 July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I had TOS surgery in 1990 at UPENN. I was in the hospital for a month for preop tests and the surgeon was golfing in California so I had to wait a few days until he returned to Philadelphia; and finally the surgery. They did a supraclavicular approach, I felt like I was hit by a train when I woke up. I had some complications after as well with a large lymphohematoma over the surgery site. There also was air trapped under my skin. It was a nightmare – long recovery. It's good to see they perfected the surgery from 26 years ago. I couldn't hold my head up straight because they damaged my long thoracic nerve as well. You look marvelous post 6 days!

  • Dead Arm July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I also had this surgery, I'm working on making pages for people with TOS to share their experiences and help others who are just diagnosed with TOS, there is a group on Facebook called Dead Arm if you are interested

  • Ashley Green July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for posting. I was looking for something like this, and I greatly appreciate the time that you put into it. I was recently diagnosed with both neurogenic and vascular thoracic outlet syndrome on my right side & will be undergoing the transaxillary first rib resection and scalenectomy surgery on monday. Thank you!

  • Kevin R. Sperling July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    ACDF & THIS??? How much more cutting in the neck can they do?

  • megan holl July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I have tos too I have to get both sides done and now I have a scar underneath my armpit from the surgery and I had my first rib taken out and a grouping of muscles I am also one of the younger patients at my hospital that they've had to do surgery on for this

  • Rebecca Othen July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I am 14 and am hoping to get this surgery soon im really nervous about it and am wondering what the long term recovery is? glad it went well. also what were the risks of this surgery

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