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  • #47095
    Mike Sterner
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    I know not many people follow the message board this time of year but some feedback. I missed the Father-Son and WA this year due to shoulder injury and getting ready to have a reverse total shoulder replacement. Has anyone ever had one and how did it go? Thanks, Mike

    #47097
    Bob Newman
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    Am one week in from my reverse shoulder replacement. Will be able to start rehab after doctors visit on November 5. My goal is to bust my butt on rehab and be starting to swing in early 2020 and be far enough long to register for early discount. AND definitely have my game in best shape to play. My doctor has told me he will definitely have me higher in backswing than I have in years(may not be able to get a tee out of my back pocket). Have put up with shoulder last 4 years and have lost distance. Looking forward to seeing if I can get it back. Good luck with yours

    #47099
    Mike Sterner
    Participant

    Wow, sounds very familiar. My surgery is Dec 11th and I am SO ready. My surgeon says 4 months which would put me swinging a club middle of April. I wish you well in recovery and keep me posted.

    #47100
    Bob Newman
    Participant

    I had a good check up on 5th. X-ray shows everything is where it should be. No pain, basically soreness. Do not have to wear sling around home. Start rehab tomorrow. Shoulder is getting more movement by the hour. Actually ate using the right hand tonight. If your surgery is on your dominant hand, there are some things you really need to practice on. I’ll keep you posted on how I’m progressing and goog luck with yours.

    #47101
    Mike Sterner
    Participant

    Yes, it’s my right shoulder and I’m right handed. Been practicing alot.

    #47102
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Glad you two are doing well following your surgeries.
    Several weeks before this year’s WA, I had a mucous wart removed from my right hand ring finger. By the time the WA came around, the blasted thing was right back again. This thing prevents me from using the overlap grip I have used for years. Since the WA, I have experimented with every sort of grip you can imagine and the results are all over the place.
    Anyway…long story made shorter…I am going this week to hand surgeon to see what he can do. Hell, if he will just cut the blasted finger off right past the first knuckle, I would be happy and in less pain.
    As y’all know…getting old ain’t for sissies!!!

    #47103
    Bob Newman
    Participant

    Good luck with your finger. Ain’t life an adventure. Maybe they should have a flight this year for those of us who are injured. Have a qualified nurse as well as a bartender with each group.

    #47115
    Bob Newman
    Participant

    11 weeks out and have a tremendous amount of movement in my new shoulder. Not experienced hardly any pain, not even wen therapist says , this may hurt a little. Hardest move is getting right hand to left shoulder. Just got two new stretches to improve that. Can start “strengthening until next week and a little chipping the week after. Should be hitting full shots by end of February. I am tickled xxxxxxxx about my progress..can already see that I can get club higher in my backswing. Already looking forward to this year.

    #47126
    Rick Kimbrell
    Participant

    Glad to hear it is coming along good Bob. I thought my finger was doing really well. No pain, looking good, not inflamed then last full swing in yesterday’s round just about brought me to my knees. Today, looks like it did before and stings constantly. Still think the doctor should just amputate at the last knuckle and be done with it.

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    #47128
    Bob Newman
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    Ain’t no fun hurting Rick. I can understand the doctors not wanting to take it off. 26 years ago I stuck my pinkie into my saw at the first joint and doctor would not take it off. Have not been able to close all the way since. Been a problem keeping small items in that hand ever since but no pain. Doesn’t bother me gripping a club though. Hope it gets better.

    #47129

    I had to have brain surgery when I got citizenship here at from Australia. They told me they had to take 20% out to make me equal with anyone else. The only problem was if they slipped and took 30% I would become Canadian. Thank goodness they didn’t take 50% or I would have been a Democrat

    #47142
    Mike Sterner
    Participant

    I’m at 9 nine weeks now and am progressing. Have a amazing physical therapist who specializes in shoulders. My recovery is a little behind because had to have second surgery 12 hours after the first. It seems there was a plastic clip on the replacement shoulder that was the wrong size and they had to go in and switch it out. Enjoy reading your post Bob because it helps me see whats ahead.

    #47143
    Bob Newman
    Participant

    i just got back from therapy. I’m 16 weeks out from surgery. Have been into the “strengthening” phase now for about 3 weeks and it is more intense. The muscle’s are learning the new parts and position that they are in now. I am experiencing more “soreness” and occasional twinge of pain. The stretches that the therapist does now, you have to make sure yore shoulder is relaxed and get your breathing right and breathe thru the stretch. Also he may ask you to put your other hand in your pocket(so it will take longer for you to get it out and hit him). Only last for about 5 seconds BUT it is WORTH it. He is pleased at where I am. Have started chipping and even hitting some almost half swings. He has been telling me all along the muscles learning new position and I didn’t follow until I went from baby chips to a quarter chip and could not put the face of club on ball(have a couple new dents in wall in office, actually missed the net). Took a a lot of concentration and time to iron this out. Actually contacted the ground a little harder than I meant to yesterday but did not feel any pain. Shoulder did tell me to slow down though. Should be up to semi full shots by end of month. I am learning that even 5 lbs is HEAVY. My life is already better than before and I am not trying to rush the come back but am really glad that I had this done. Work hard on the therapy.

    #47180
    Bob Newman
    Participant

    have been back on the course playing for 2 weeks now. Learned the first week, NOT to play back to back days. New shoulder did not like the second day at all. Still not able to really go after the ball, But have found at the distances I am playing, 5600 yds, I can kinda punch it around and enjoy it.Am hitting ball in my net with launch monitor to try to get the fell back. Only have one new hole to patch in office.
    Already realize that surgery was worth it as I can get the arm into the proper slot (most of the time). Just have to build up the stamina and wait.

    #47184
    John Smith
    Participant

    Glad everyone is healing and hope to see you all in August. Bob N, Keep that shoulder moving. You are the best and I know you will ready to go. Everyone be safe and stay healthy
    John

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