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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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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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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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stay with it,remember its only tempoary and you'll be hunting soon enough.dont push it or you can set yourself back.:yes:
 

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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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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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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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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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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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Well I try my best to be honest. Yesterday I started laying pavers for a new patio. Can barely move this morning. So nothing for today and tomorrow is 1st therapy day, I guess they will have something to work with. I know I know don't push it. I'm one of those that CAN'T sit. Thanks for asking!:yucky:
 

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Well I try my best to be honest. Yesterday I started laying pavers for a new patio. Can barely move this morning. So nothing for today and tomorrow is 1st therapy day, I guess they will have something to work with. I know I know don't push it. I'm one of those that CAN'T sit. Thanks for asking!:yucky:
Well, you just better sit or whatever else it takes. Be patient - not a patient!
 
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I'm sure you will hear about laying pavers tomorrow. go fishing or something other than crawling around on the ground lifting and bending and twisting. you sure don't want to go backwards.
 

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Well I try my best to be honest. Yesterday I started laying pavers for a new patio. Can barely move this morning. So nothing for today and tomorrow is 1st therapy day, I guess they will have something to work with. I know I know don't push it. I'm one of those that CAN'T sit. Thanks for asking!:yucky:
i am not a doctor, and i know i cannt tell you what to do. but i suggest that you do what the doc says unless you want to miss more valuable hunting time. i know what it is like not being able to sit around. i had shoulder surgery in march and have not been able to do much since, and it is driving me crazy. good luck with the pt.
 

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1 st day at PT, so far so good, strength in both hands/arms showed by meter well above average and motion in neck about average. PT said pain will slowly go down next 2 /3 months and motion will increase with muscle rebuild therapy. NO BOW shooting yet!!! I appreciate all the remarks sent my way, Thanks! HM
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do yourself a favor and ask the PT tech for some low resistance power bands.you can use those to work your bow muscles.:thumbup:
 
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