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November 27th, 2006 03:34 PM
After dealing with a rotator cuff injury and severe encapsulation of the left shoulder, and months of physical therapy, I have regained almost all of my range of motion! I'm even able to shoot weak-side freehand! I've never felt as exposed as I have since June, knowing that I did not have full range of motion or strength in the left arm. Gosh, it feels good to be able to shoot normally, again!
November 27th, 2006 03:48 PM
Start Off SLOW & don't overdo it.
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November 27th, 2006 04:26 PM
congrats tom , a bud of mine just had a heart attack . Knowing how vurnrable he feels , and knowing he has never ccw'd ... i have a pistol i am giving him .. hopefully it will help him . ( he has been a gun type , but just never ccw )
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November 27th, 2006 05:06 PM
Good to hear that Tom - I recall mention of this problem way back - and it is often a long hard slog going thru recovery in such cases.
Enjoy your new found (regained) freedom but as QK says - work your way in steadily and don't overdo it.
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November 27th, 2006 06:48 PM
Good for you! Several years back I had surgery on my right shoulder for a torn rotator cuff, chronic bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis and to remove several large bone chips. Not fun at all! Took a solid six months out of commission. Shoulder injuries are the pits......
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November 27th, 2006 07:42 PM
welcome back to the range...
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November 27th, 2006 07:51 PM
Tom, great to hear from you. Glad the shoulder is better. Any news on the kidney situation? You are still on my prayer list and will be until the situation is resolved.
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November 27th, 2006 09:30 PM
Tom, that's great news! Now, don't go doing anything too macho and messin' it up again...
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November 28th, 2006 04:36 PM
Thank you. No news on a transplant. I'm still hoping for a live donor. The disease is affecting other tissues in the body, and I go in for abdominal wall repair on Friday (to repair spots where the abdominal wall is breaking down), but I remain hopeful. Maybe they will find a spare and drop one in while they have the hood open!
Originally Posted by dr_cmg
November 29th, 2006 10:19 AM
That's great news, glad to hear you are back up to speed and going to the range. Keep us posted on any updates in reguards to the transplant. You still hold a spot on our prayer list too.
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