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About Peaksy68

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  1. Just to keep the hot topic rolling, I saw my surgeon today, and I'm booked in for arthroscopy and capsular realease on April 30th. My surgeon is intrigued by the arterial embolisation idea, but it's a bit too early for enough data to go in with much surety. Unfortunately I'm in the group that more conservative measures were unsuccessful. Best case is getting back to golf around August, more likely a bit later. @chipperman I hope your process is a bit smoother and quicker than mine.
  2. One of the things my job gives me (I work in a reasonably large hospital) is a sense of perspective. Seeing people much worse off than myself every day helps keep me realistic about what's going on with me. Certainly makes playing bad golf seem inconsequential. If I get frustrated on course I mentally take what I call a "perspective pill" and get on with things. I've been taking a few of those pills lately, and they are probably more helpful than any prescription ones I could take. I hope you've got onto the frozen shoulder nice and early, it's less likely to need major intervention if you have.
  3. Welcome to my world. Normally I'd be happy for the company, but I'd much prefer no one would be in the same position as me. Mine has been going 3 months, with little to no improvement, despite an injection and subsequent hydrodilatation. I've seen a lot of people over the years with frozen shoulder, but until I got it had no idea just how painful and how poorly understood it is. I see my surgeon tomorrow, hopefully we'll get it sorted out soon. I've missed 3 months of peak golf time, and am struggling to do my job. Seriously over it, especially the pain, but there are a lot of things that are a lot worse. Hope yours improves quickly.
  4. Once I saw the picture I knew I'd seen it. My subconscious obviously wants to erase all memories of seeing that hat. Now, over the top shorts is a totally reasonable choice, especially if the whole ensemble works
  5. I hope for everyone's sake that @MattF has a less distracting hat. Otherwise everyone else's bellies will be too sore to play well! Have a great time you guys. Just realised it's already happened, any hat pics?
  6. Here's a link to the clinical trial we are doing for knees. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5729990/
  7. Tried straight cortisone, tiny improvement only. Next was Hydrodilatation, a bit more range but pain the same. Seeing my surgeon next week, my current thought (depending on surgeon's opinion) is a new technique, which involves embolising "neo-vessels" that feed the inflammation. Initial trials look very promising, and I work with a very capable Interventional Radiologist who has been getting great results using the same technique for Knee pain and Plantar Fasciiitis. Stretching hasn't had any impact on my range of movement, apart from increasing my pain level.
  8. I had a melanoma removed from my back, very happy to say it was fully contained in the dermal layer with no spread. It hasn't even cost me any golf time as I was already sidelined by my frozen shoulder.
  9. I'm marking this down as a success for me. I've already passed my correct pick percentage from the Superbowl contest. Not hard to pick at better than my stellar 9.09%effort. I might still finish last, but small mercies.
  10. Picks are in, just like to let everyone know that I'm currently ranked number 1. Can only go downhill from here. My main aim is to go better than my appalling effort with the Superbowl. Shouldn't be too difficult to beat that.
  11. I'm in too, same thoughts for me as to where the putter will go.
  12. Congrats to the chosen reviewers, I'll be very much looking forward to these reviews.
  13. Last Saturday night I was listening to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, live. They played a sensational show. The conditions were red hot too. It was an outdoor show, 20,000 people there and it was over 100F during the afternoon. By the time they came on the temperature had dropped to a relatively comfortable 90. Had a great night, went with my wife and daughter and a great mate, his wife and one of his sons. Our kids had just finished "O-week" at University, my mate and I have been friends since our O-week in 1987. A nice bit of symmetry.
  14. Thanks for the responses guys. I’m fortunate to work with an extremely good upper limb Ortho surgeon and my PT is also very good and experienced (he used to work for an NBA team) I’ve been doing my stretches (including pulley work) Hoping someone has had a very positive experience with one of my options, cos I’ve had a gut full of it[emoji35] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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