If my surgery is the 18th, do you guys think driving 3,200 miles (round trip, solo) for a concert on the 28th is a bad idea? After all the new car has working A/C.
Yep but ask your doctor. I screwed up my shoulder a week ago, jerking the steering wheel as someone was backing up without looking. Lifelong problems can be avoided by following instructions in great detail.
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In a couple of hours I am heading to surgery to (hopefully) repair it.
The ortho said the procedure should be arthroscopic, but like all docs hedged that with a but we may have to slice you open like a walrus carcass...
Here's to hoping its arthroscopic, and successful.
Took longer than expected but all of the work was done arthroscopically.
Some of the damage apparently was not new, likely from my 1982 or 1985 motorcycle accidents.
The surgeon and put me on a longer of zero activity with my left arm, which sucks.
The post anesthesia hangover has already started. More tomorrow __________________________________
Four weeks ago I lost my balance when installing a ground-spiked solar light to mark the edge of the driveway.
A small thing, one might think. Fall, get up, dust yourself off, and motor on.
Nope. Not moi.
I lost my balance on the edge of the drainage ditch that runs across the front of my property. It's not much of a ditch, perhaps 18" deep, with the place were I was standing another 12-16" above the top of the ditch.
So out I go, with a push trying to clear the 24" wide ditch.
Lacking sufficient velocity I crash into the far edge, about which I pivoted, slamming my left shoulder into the pavement, full force. It hurt. A lot. As in my first thought was I'd broken the head of my humerus.
Turns out I have a double, full thickness tear of the rotator cuff, with a torn biceps tendon to boot.
I have surgery in two weeks to repair the lot.
But the injury and surgery isn't why I post this lament, it's what I'm missing as a result.
I am going to miss seeing The Glitch Mob at Red Rocks Ampitheater in Colorado. I am also not going to get to drive up to Wyoming the next day to shoot my 6.5 Creedmore AR-10 while spending my limited vacation time under the starry skies because I'm not to fly until mid-July, and not to shoot pistols, rifles, or shotguns left handed (which I am) until the end of September at the earliest.
All from putting a solar light in.
Nice is overrated
And people wonder why I carry a SIG P320
Death to Terrorists
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