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Season ends with injury and withdrawal symptoms....

Valleygolfer

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Although my injury really didn't completely stop me from golfing, it caused me to be apprehensive with my swing. However, tomorrow's surgery will leave me in a cast for a week and a brace for at least 8 weeks or maybe more.  This surgery is going to be a test of my fortitude. I don't know if I will be able to work, I know I can't lift weights, drive a stick or golf for 3 months. We shall see if I survive. It sucks to be self employed in these circumstances. I will keep you posted...



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On 10/2/2017 at 12:22 AM, Lihu said:

Best wishes for an easy and successful surgery.

 

16 hours ago, JonMA1 said:

I hope everything goes as well as it can @Valleygolfer.

Thanks guys, everything went well unfortunately I will be out for three months.  I'm not sure when I will be able to start using my arm more hopefully very soon.  It's very hard to maintain your excitement about golf when you know you can't play.  I don't know how @cipher did it.

I am on day 2 so only 88 more days to go.

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Well, you can always blog about it!

Just get well, you've got 3 months to heal then I think another 2 before your official season begins? That's not so bad. I took off about that long with a couple outings interspersed to start getting involved in 3 gun shooting.

Get well, and don't re-injure yourself. That's your enemy, thinking that everything feels okay then getting hurt again. Wait it out and we'll all be "with you" for your recovery. :-)

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3 minutes ago, Lihu said:

Well, you can always blog about it!

Just get well, you've got 3 months to heal then I think another 2 before your official season begins? That's not so bad. I took off about that long with a couple outings interspersed to start getting involved in 3 gun shooting.

Get well, and don't re-injure yourself. That's your enemy, thinking that everything feels okay then getting hurt again. Wait it out and we'll all be "with you" for your recovery. :-)

I don't which is worse, typing left handed or using the voice recognition software on my laptop...:mad:

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17 minutes ago, Valleygolfer said:

I don't which is worse, typing left handed

Given that I'm left handed. . .:whistle:

17 minutes ago, Valleygolfer said:

or using the voice recognition software on my laptop...:mad:

Yeah, more work needs to be done in this area. . .

We'll be here to listen to any and all of your complaints. :-)

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Heal as fast as you can. I have been in your shoes. Not much fun. 

So you can't use your arm in a golfing way. There are other body parts just as essential to the golf swing as the arms are. 

As an example, do what you can to to keep your legs as strong as possible. Get some walking mileage in. Maybe some stationary bike exercising. 

One time , when I could not play, I just walked a few courses' cart paths that were available. I found at times, I was actually reading the course during my hikes. A little course management so to speak.

Anything you can do, golf related, until you can play again, will help with the withdrawal symtoms. 

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Heal up! I had a real bad flare up of carpal in both hand and wrists last week after playing two beautiful courses in SC. Haven't touched my clubs in 10 days. Waiting on pre-surgery tests. I DO share your thoughts. And I really like what Patch said...I'll give leg exercise a whirl! Best wishes for your recovery, -Marv

9 hours ago, Patch said:

Heal as fast as you can. I have been in your shoes. Not much fun. 

So you can't use your arm in a golfing way. There are other body parts just as essential to the golf swing as the arms are. 

As an example, do what you can to to keep your legs as strong as possible. Get some walking mileage in. Maybe some stationary bike exercising. 

Thanks, Patch! Good reminder!

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Healing seems to be going well except for the nerve that was cut in my forearm. Of all of this, the nerve has to be the worst. Fortunately it is just a superficial nerve and not motor nerve but the phantom pain and numbness is very annoying. I'm really hoping that it doesn't affect my golf game. The nerve effects the skin on top of my hand at the thumb and the first two fingers. I am hoping that it grows back soon. There are mixed experiences with regrowth so I am not sure what will happen. 534.jpg

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