Backcountry Forum
Backpacking & Hiking Gear

Backcountry Forum
Our long-time Sponsor - the leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear
 
 
 

Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#127725 - 01/31/10 02:23 PM 100,000 mile repairs
300winmag Offline
member

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
_________________________
"There are no comfortable backpacks. Some are just less uncomfortable than others."

Top
#127747 - 01/31/10 08:56 PM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
oldranger Offline
member

Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 1735
Loc: California (southern)
Good for you!

Top
#127758 - 02/01/10 05:44 AM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
hikerduane Offline
member

Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 2124
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.

Top
#127766 - 02/01/10 11:01 AM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
ringtail Offline
member

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.
_________________________
"In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not."
Yogi Berra

Top
#128265 - 02/06/10 02:13 PM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: ringtail]
300winmag Offline
member

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.
_________________________
"There are no comfortable backpacks. Some are just less uncomfortable than others."

Top
#128274 - 02/06/10 03:39 PM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
Pika Online   content
member

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 1767
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!
_________________________
May I walk in beauty.

Top
#155730 - 10/12/11 01:47 PM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
ppine Offline
member

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.

Top
#167876 - 07/16/12 05:47 PM Re: 100,000 mile repairs [Re: 300winmag]
wildthing Offline
member

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.
_________________________
Listen to the trees in the wind

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Pullover vs Zip Rain Jacket
by 4evrplan
09/13/18 05:12 PM
Multitool or knife scissors or dedicated scissors.
by SJS
08/29/18 09:32 AM
Katadyn Vario Water Filter...
by jbylake
10/10/12 05:44 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Donnell Fire in the Sierra
by balzaccom
09/10/18 08:51 PM
Leaving a Mark
by balzaccom
07/10/18 09:32 PM
What's your water crossing technique/method?
by willie1280
06/08/18 08:09 AM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
2 registered (), 45 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
RyannBoehm, disguisedrob, grantwiley, jullybina, Korak
12644 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
Backpacking.net
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum