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    #127725 - 01/31/10 02:23 PM 100,000 mile repairs
    300winmag Offline
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    Registered: 02/28/06
    Posts: 1342
    Loc: Nevada, USA
    Just had my left shoulder surgery last Wednesday. Rotator cuff prosthesis, bone spur removed, 3 muscles "pegged" into bone, acromion bone debrided to make more room for everything.

    So here I sit in a sling, just getting lucid from the early morning (5 AM) hit of Hydrocodone. Yeah, narcotics so I can sleep and prune juice & high fiber breakfas cereal so I can counteract the constipating effects of the narcotics. Well, it all seems to work.

    So today, 4 days after surgery, I am going on a 5 mile walk. Maybe I'll need less fiber after the stroll. smile

    Physical therapy begins in 2 more weeks. Got to be totally ready for an April 16-22 Grand Canyon backpack. Good to have that as a goal to stay fit.

    So that's my 100,000 mile repair. Had to do it. And it seems that, once past 60, I'm having more of these repairs due to my "energetic" past - and present.

    Eric
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    #127747 - 01/31/10 08:56 PM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
    oldranger Offline
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    Registered: 02/23/07
    Posts: 1735
    Loc: California (southern)
    Good for you!

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    #127758 - 02/01/10 05:44 AM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
    hikerduane Offline
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    Registered: 02/23/03
    Posts: 2123
    Loc: Meadow Valley, CA
    My neighbor has had two hip surgeries. In his younger days, he packed enough gear and food to where he could stay out for a month at a time in the southern Sierra. A wealth of info he has.

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    #127766 - 02/01/10 11:01 AM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
    ringtail Offline
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    Registered: 08/22/02
    Posts: 2296
    Loc: Colorado Rockies
    Sounds like a tune up so you can run with the big dogs. awesome

    Good luck with your rehab.
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    Yogi Berra

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    #128265 - 02/06/10 02:13 PM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: ringtail]
    300winmag Offline
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    Registered: 02/28/06
    Posts: 1342
    Loc: Nevada, USA
    Well, it's been over a week since the surgery and I can see gradual pain reduction and small increases in range of motion. Things are looking better for that April 16th Grand Canyon backpack. smile

    Physical therapy begins around Feb.15th. frown The "Dungeon Master" physical therapist will have at me. Good to know he's about the best in the 'Vegas valley.
    _________________________
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    #128274 - 02/06/10 03:39 PM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
    Pika Offline
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    Registered: 12/08/05
    Posts: 1726
    Loc: Rural Southeast Arizona
    My brother-in-law recently underwent similar surgery. For him it was like a miracle; hope it is for you as well. He did note that aspects of the physical therapy were painful but worth the suffering. Hang in there!
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    #155730 - 10/12/11 01:47 PM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
    ppine Offline
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    Registered: 01/10/10
    Posts: 184
    Loc: Minden, Nevada
    300winmag,

    Good going. I also live in Nevada, with a bad shoulder. The longer you sit, the worse everything gets. I was recovering from a broken femur in 2007 and was discouraged after the x-rays looked the same after 6 months. My friend Rudy who was a smoke jumper and rough stock rider told me words I will never forget- "your job everyday is work so hard you start to cry." After 4 years I am still improving and able to hunt and backpack which is a gift from God.

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    #167876 - 07/16/12 05:47 PM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
    wildthing Offline
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    Registered: 01/11/02
    Posts: 982
    Loc: Victoria, B.C.
    How did the trip work out for you 300winmag? I empathize as will probably need such repairs some day soon. With luck you're going on some lightweight backpacking 202 trips this year.
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