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Old 08-08-2010, 10:50 AM
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A lot of us here have some sort of injury, pre-post surgery, physical issues that makes for a bad day or in many cases hinders our ability to enjoy the outdoor activities we so dearly want to do. I am worried that one more neck surgery will pretty much take out my archery hunting as neck motion will be down to about 20% of normal, which might be ok if the darn pain level goes down. 2 weeks ago I had to leave work for the first time ever, as mentally, things just shut down. So after all that complaining here's the question: How do you all deal with severe pain and how has it impacted your hunting? I try to use as little pain meds as possible and use a lot of ice like this morning, but things are degrading and not much fun. TG started the complaining post so I guess I'm just venting too! Really tired of pain and not to sure of the immediate future regarding physical activities. Today is just one of those bad days. Sorry to unload!
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:09 AM
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I'm in constant pain with my ankle, I shattered my left Talus bone in 1988 and lost 95% of the blood supply to that bone. I was told by an orthapedic expert, Dr. Roger Mann, I believe he's from California that nothing could be done medically to repair my injury, basically what he said was If you baby your ankle you may be able to keep your foot for life but if you beat your ankle up you're most likely going to have the foot amputated at some point, I went from being VERY active to doing very little but eventually learning to redo some things differently like hunting.
I cant/dont tackle hunting situations that I know I cant handle any longer like hunting mountains which I think I was best at, I avoid locations that require long/or lots of walkiing. I do sometimes use tree stands but that really causes a lot of pain so I stay on the ground for the most part, My 4 wheeler is my best tool but now many land owners are closing down their lands from 4 wheelers because of the actions of the few idiots who care less about ruining it for anyone else. I try to pattern my hunts according to where I'm hunting and how I'm hunting that day but deer never cooperate some days I'll walk too far which means the next day I'm struggling to get out of bed becuse my ankle's become so swollen which means another late start or worse not even being able to get out that day.
Because of my love for hunting I'm going to make every effort to be in the woods as much as possible..

After all I've learned from my past hunts my present and future hunts are now smarter hunts not harder hunts.
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:11 PM
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I guess I have benn fortunate that I don't suffer from the injuries some do. Just a little stiff shoulder that I have to baby. I just have to make sure I practice with the bow early and often to be ready for the season. Which remionds me I need to start shooting.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:30 PM
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i got back issues from a life of busting my rear building. i take 4 motrin pm evry night in order to be able to move the next day. unlike some others i'll take the drugs if needed. flexral, but i do try other things first.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:45 PM
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Wrists, elbows, and shoulders from a painful hobby. Knees and ankles from ground pound getting in shape for the hobby.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:53 PM
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Wrists, elbows, and shoulders from a painful hobby. Knees and ankles from ground pound getting in shape for the hobby.
i'm sure it ain't doing the other guy much good either
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:59 PM
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TG's neighbors are going to find out just how much it hurts.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:51 PM
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Pain and I are old friends.Bone spurs in my heal and arthritis in my neck along with three other recent shoulder surgeries I hate taking presription drugs. I do eat four advil (2 pm,2reg.) every night for years and I'm paying dearly for it. I too have to manage it better, SOON!!!!!!! Very , very soon!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:08 PM
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While we are on this subject, has anybody ever used Fish Oil (gelcap)? I started using these a few weeks ago and have noticed quite a difference in joint pain relief. There is another pill out there that lubes up the joints or makes a thin film on the joints to relieve the pain. Not sure of the name though.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:23 PM
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sorry i did not notice this post before. one thing that i would recomend to anyone living with cronic pain, talk to your doc about Valterin gel. its a perscription tipical cream that you rub on the skin were your pain it. i have found it to be more affective than any of my old pain killers (vicoden, perkiset, flexeril, well you get the idea). i hated thoughs pain killers, and fianly refused to take them any more.
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