Going under the knife

by Jhenry, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 08:45 (349 days ago)

So...long story short, while squirrel hunting with one of my boys (Eli), on January 4th, we descended a ridge, I took a fall, and instinctively grabbed at a small tree. It stopped me, but it jerked my arm straight and I knew I was injured. Ate lunch at the bottom. Climbed back up. Spent the day exploring. Went to the doctor a few days later, had an MRI and visited with a specialist.

My right bicep was injured and is completely detached at the bottom. If you are over 50 and it is detached at the top they don't even try to repair it. At the bottom, it can be repaired. I don't have the date yet. They are going in, they will drill a hole in my radius where the tendon came lose. They will stuff the tendon into the hole and secure it with a plastic screw. As the bone heals it will lock my tendon in place. All fixed.

No guns, no motorcycles etc for about 3 months. Thank God it can be fixed and it isn't peak riding season.

Going under the knife

by uncowboy, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 10:48 (348 days ago) @ Jhenry

good luck and be patient on recovery The older we get the harder to bounce back. I babied my new knee for 7 months making sure not to re inure it just got the release from the surgeon saying go back to living your life. Swelling and tightness will last a year .Take your recovery slowly and nip away at it.

Good luck

by Frank S, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 11:05 (348 days ago) @ Jhenry

I've had back surgery and rotator cuff surgery....Back surgery seems like a minor thing compared to the shoulder..took me almost a full year. With lots of PT to get my arm back.
Do what the Doc, and the physical therapist tell you. Maybe do some handgun shooting with small Calibers and the other arm.
Prayers incoming

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by Cherokee @, Medina, Ohio, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 12:51 (348 days ago) @ Jhenry

Sounds like the Dr is sure of the repair so like was said: follow instructions and don't rush it. Prayer will be sent.

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by john purcell, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 14:43 (348 days ago) @ Cherokee

good luck, john

Going under the knife

by Tom Richardson @, Clarksville, Arkansas, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 13:33 (348 days ago) @ Jhenry

Hope everything goes well.

Yikes, I hope it all works out well. I have another friend

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Sunday, February 02, 2020, 19:46 (348 days ago) @ Jhenry

going through similar. STRONGLY suggest you do as the doctor says and let it heal.



Take care of youself.

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Monday, February 03, 2020, 08:11 (348 days ago) @ Jhenry

Prayers for healing headed out.

Going under the knife

by Murphy @, Tuesday, February 04, 2020, 16:11 (346 days ago) @ Jhenry

Prayers for a quick recovery.


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