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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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If I didn't have this pain in my neck I'd feel pretty good. It's now been 2 weeks since surgery and while the pain has lessened I have a long way to go. I'm really glad that bow season is several months away as I will need some rebuilding of neck/shoulder muscles. Not whining too much but son & ex are yelling at me for doing too much. Bored out of my mind, but get to drive a little now. I'll tell you that mowing the grass never sounded like so much fun, maybe in another week or so.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 10:46 AM
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What did you have done? It sounds like you are recovering, but it always takes longer than you like. Follow your doctors recommendations...there is usually a good reason.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Couple of disks removed and two plates installed. Late winter would have been a much better time than now to have it done.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 11:35 AM
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stay with it,remember its only tempoary and you'll be hunting soon enough.dont push it or you can set yourself back.

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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sounds like you're doing well, You should mention to your Doctor what your Goal is,,, Maybe he can offer suggestions on what to do so you'll be ready for Bow season when it rolls around...

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 02:50 PM
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Ouch. Sorry you had such trouble. I'm curious...did you have some kind of injury or just chronic problems? You don't have to answer if you don't want to. Which levels were affected? Did you have problems in your arms/hands? Did you try any alternatives before surgery (PT, chiropractic, traction, etc...)? Again, if these questions are to personal just don't answer.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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John, in 1978 I dove into a pool causing injury to my neck. After 30 years and many thousand dollars in various therapies this was about my last chance for pain relief. The spinal cord was impinged by the c-5 & c-6 disks. I now am the Titanium man, not the Hunting Man. A little humor there. Right at the moment it doesn't seem like it was a good idea. We'll see what long term brings. Thank you for your interest.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 08:28 AM
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I'm yelling at you too LOL take it easy and let that heal. It may be tough to try and settle down but with an operation of that magnatude you must allow it time and for your body to adjust to the new you.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 08:35 PM
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Thanks for the update. I was just about to write to you asking how you were doing. I agree that you should be patient. The last thing you want to do is try to rush your recovery and set yourself way back. Relax and enjoy your healing time.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 10:45 PM
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good news it getting better.
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