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My friend wants to know what Weaver/Dunn surgery is?

 

 

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Basically, it's tying your collar bone back down with synthetic ligaments or cadaver ligaments. I have synthetic.

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Basically, it's tying your collar bone back down with synthetic ligaments or cadaver ligaments. I have synthetic.

 

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I've been fortunate enough not to have been seriously injured in all of my sporting endeavors of the course of my lifetime, I have been injured, several times, just not very serious which I am very thankful for. The worst of my injuries have been to my left arm and shoulder, but I have also injured my right shoulder. The right shoulder I separated while in the military, that healed over a long period of time, I dont have any issues from that. My left shoulder I damaged during baseball, 18 years or so of pitching, also had pitchers elbow, those injuries have healed over the years as well since I don't use them to throw very often, probably the worst injury I had was to my left elbow while playing hockey, I was tripped by the goalie while scorig a goal, and kind of flew into the boards with my arm stuck behind me, and tore something up pretty good, I had to go to work so I skipped the doctor that time, after several months of pain and soreness it finally felt ok, but I still cannot fully straighten my arm, and when I throw baseball or football for long period of time, it gets really sore. I probably should have it looked at, but... I don't like doctors so I probably won't unless I don't have any other choice. Of course, I always have a sore back, and sore knees, but I manage for now.

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TJ survivor here. I had it near the end of my baseball playing days. That's a solid year or more down for the count. Even when you feel good, you'll be sore as hell after physical activity. My rehab facility actually gave me a graduation certificate when I finally finished up.

 

I'm 8 years past it now and still feel good as I did before the surgery. That being said, I've got to really pay attention to my elbow when it gets sore from golf so I don't stress it too much and end up back on the table.

 

In your situation, you can't make it worse by waiting. Just hang on as long as you can before the pain is too much. Forearm exercises and stretches are your friend.

 

 

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One would think pitching until my mid 30's would have had me there sooner but it happened almost five years after I hung my spikes up. I came close to having it done last October but some good golf invites put the brakes on (I would have played Pebble with one arm if I had to). Once I decided to wait I got the same advice that it won't get any worse and to not push it. Took the entire winter off from hitting balls and only had one flare up this season as opposed to shutting it down for a month last year. The only real area that it hurts right now is ability to practice as much as I normally do but hoping to build back into that. And again graphite iron shafts are a huge help. I also start d using a stress ball in the car for my drive to and from work to help get some reps on my hands and forearms. Will also say that losing a bunch of pounds helped that now I am a lot more flexible and can drive better with my legs in the golf swing and taking some stress off my upper body.

 

 

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Excessive weakness in my legs, balance and coordination problems while walking or even standing. Occasionally blurred vision, numbness or tingling in my hands.

 

It could be anything or just simply getting older. I want to make sure if it is MS that I have it documented at the VA. I've already been through prostate cancer which was related to agent orange and my last psa test showed elevated so I hope that crap is not returning.

 

 

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My son is currently in the Marines, and I have had opportunity to see more than the normal person. I can't imagine putting him into a situation you had to face. Thank you for your service whether you volunteered or was voluntold. Had an uncle who suffered from A. O. Praying for you.

 

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My son is currently in the Marines, and I have had opportunity to see more than the normal person. I can't imagine putting him into a situation you had to face. Thank you for your service whether you volunteered or was voluntold. Had an uncle who suffered from A. O. Praying for you.

 

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I appreciate your kind words and FYI I volunteered.

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I'm seeing a neurologist at the VA in Augusta, Ga. November 12 for a brain scan. I have had symptoms of multiple sclerosis and this could be related to exposure to agent orange in Vietnam. Hopefully the scan will clarify what's going on so we can get to the bottom of this and I can get some questions answered. .

Prayers for you and your tests

 

 

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You poor guy. Make sure you eat extra black eyes peas on New Year's. Those embolisms are nothing to mess with. And back pain halts all.

 

How's your shoulder?

 

 

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Still have some low grade nagging pain, but much better. Overall lost about 4% range of motion and strength is slow in coming back. But surgeon has recommended not going back to weight lifting until next year and says give up bench press and behind the neck presses or I will no doubt see him again.

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I'm seeing a neurologist at the VA in Augusta, Ga. November 12 for a brain scan.  I have had symptoms of multiple sclerosis and this could be related to exposure to agent orange in Vietnam.  Hopefully the scan will clarify what's going on so we can get to the bottom of this and I can get some questions answered. .  

 

Ole Gray,

 

First of all thank you for your service! Second I got worked up for MS about 8 years ago due to some similar symptoms to you. Saw 5 different specialists who concluded they couldn't find anything wrong with me. MS is tough to clearly diagnose so go into your assessment with the knowledge that they may not find anything concrete. Regardless, I wish you luck with your situation I know it can be frustrating dealing with those issues.

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Ole Gray,

 

First of all thank you for your service! Second I got worked up for MS about 8 years ago due to some similar symptoms to you. Saw 5 different specialists who concluded they couldn't find anything wrong with me. MS is tough to clearly diagnose so go into your assessment with the knowledge that they may not find anything concrete. Regardless, I wish you luck with your situation I know it can be frustrating dealing with those issues.

 

Thanks buddy and yea,,,,, I've heard it's a really hard condition to clearly diagnose. At least I will have it documented on my VA records.  I've had jelly legs for a lonnnnng time now and it's no fun.  I work out at my gym several times a week and my upper body benefits from it while my lower body doesn't.   

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Thankful for health insurance... Copay was $200

 

I mostly just wanted to post a picture because the stitches in the finger thumbnail was too much to look at on mobile.

 

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And that there is one of the biggest problems I see coming from another country where it would be free. Sorry, I don't want to start a debate on medical costs, but seeing this sort of stuff makes my blood absolutely boil.

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Just this past week I was playing with a buddy who got a real freak injury on the course. He was putting the flagstick back in the hole and all of a sudden screamed out in pain. Turns out the fiberglass flagstick was frayed and he had a shard go through his finger and fishook around so he couldn't pull it out. We were stuck on the green for about a 1/2 hour until paramedics could get there, cut the flagstick and take him to the hospital to remove the rest of it from his hand.  Luckily there were no fragments of fiberglass or ligament damage. He was in some serious pain, though.

 

Would the course be liable for something like this? At least cover his medical bills?

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Just this past week I was playing with a buddy who got a real freak injury on the course. He was putting the flagstick back in the hole and all of a sudden screamed out in pain. Turns out the fiberglass flagstick was frayed and he had a shard go through his finger and fishook around so he couldn't pull it out. We were stuck on the green for about a 1/2 hour until paramedics could get there, cut the flagstick and take him to the hospital to remove the rest of it from his hand. Luckily there were no fragments of fiberglass or ligament damage. He was in some serious pain, though.

 

Would the course be liable for something like this? At least cover his medical bills?

WOW!! That's a freak accident. Luckily he's OK. Not sure about liability issues, if any.

 

 

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Just this past week I was playing with a buddy who got a real freak injury on the course. He was putting the flagstick back in the hole and all of a sudden screamed out in pain. Turns out the fiberglass flagstick was frayed and he had a shard go through his finger and fishook around so he couldn't pull it out. We were stuck on the green for about a 1/2 hour until paramedics could get there, cut the flagstick and take him to the hospital to remove the rest of it from his hand.  Luckily there were no fragments of fiberglass or ligament damage. He was in some serious pain, though.

 

Would the course be liable for something like this? At least cover his medical bills?

 

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And that there is one of the biggest problems I see coming from another country where it would be free. Sorry, I don't want to start a debate on medical costs, but seeing this sort of stuff makes my blood absolutely boil.

Yeah, insurance companies are a huge scam. I'm just thankful I get free insurance through our company. I feel bad for those who can't afford it, and there's no way to get into what's happened recently without upsetting people, so we'll just leave the conversation out of the thread

 

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I've had a separated shoulder for about 9 months now. Doctor says only way to heal it is to put it in a sling and rest it. I obviously haven't done that and it hasn't gotten better. Doesn't hurt playing golf strangely. Maybe a little sore afterwards. Definitely hurts playing basketball or lifting weights so I've done little to none of either of those since the diagnosis. Sleeping on it makes for an absolutely awful morning. Figure I'm going to have to rest it this winter. Otherwise I hear surgery could be an option and I don't want that....

 

I feel your pain quite literally. Around this time last year, I suffered a fractured collarbone, separated AC joint (type 2), torn labrum and rotator cuff. I have experienced some pretty grievous injuries over the years but none of them compared to the discomfort from this shoulder dinger. The pain made me nauseous for 3 weeks after it happened and palliative meds had zero effect...except to cause even more nausea. After 10 months of intensive PT, I can finally sleep on my right side again (in small doses) and joint stability is steadily improving. Mentally prepare yourself for a long road back to normal; it was a couple months before I could even grip a club with both hands. Genuinely thought I might never play golf again. For months I struggled immensely to dress myself; brush my teeth and wipe my a$$ left handed; it was absolutely miserable. I am nowhere near 100% but my steady PT regimen has made a huge difference and I'm playing to my scratch index again. It is difficult to counsel patience but that's the moral of the story here; your body will heal if you give it the opportunity.

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First game in 3weeks, due to rib muscle strain.

Shot ok, but touch and putting was rough

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First game in 3weeks, due to rib muscle strain.

Shot ok, but touch and putting was rough

How'd you strain your ribs?

 

 

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