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4 years 31 weeks ago, 10:57 AM

Larry Wagner

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Greetings,
I have not been on for months, since right after my shoulder replacement.
It is nice to be back n & nice to be back home in AZ. Hope everyone has been & continues to be OK.

Any day above dirt is a good day!!! My New Motto: Where Do I Sign? (Oh yes I would)
4 years 31 weeks ago, 11:06 AM

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Cool up there? NOT! I used to live in Peoria, The Lakes.
Sit down pour a cool one and enjoy!
Shoulder replacement, wow, what happened?
samD

4 years 31 weeks ago, 11:12 AM

Larry Wagner

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Sam

Hello Sam, good to hear from you,
Yea a little warm, but it beats the humidity of Baltimore.
Shoulder is doing good, was a motorcycle wreck about 25 years ago, tore it out of socket. It just wore out over the years. so now I have a new one. Motion recovery was fast, strength recovery is very slow. I was told a year & a half at least before I would be anywhere near whatever normal is now going to be for me. They were not lying, very slow but sure.

Any day above dirt is a good day!!! My New Motto: Where Do I Sign? (Oh yes I would)
4 years 31 weeks ago, 11:18 AM

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That's the big Query....

4 years 31 weeks ago, 11:29 AM

Larry Wagner

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Shoot

U bet I can, took a while, still not 100% but getting there. There is another good thing about this shoulder. It made me see just how much I have neglected my left hand.
I have trained all of my life strong & off handed. While I was still in a sling I started working my left hand with an air pistol indoors, now I am back in the groove left handed.
Now long guns are a different story, even left handed the shock wave ends up on the right side & does not feel good at all. I will get there tho, dont know about the heavy hitters on my right side.
maby never, but that's OK

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 12:12 PM

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Larry

I had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder (I'm right handed) several years ago, and even doing the exercises practically religiously it took years to get the strength back. My surgeon started me doing exercises the next day after the surgery. When I mentioned the pain, he said that unless I did the exercises I'd wind up with an arm about as useful as a penguins. That mental picture was all it took!
I got most (not all) of the mobility back, but that took some time also. It was a few years before I could throw a baseball correctly, and without pain. I could shoot a handgun OK as soon as I could hold it well, but the first time I tried to shoot a .410 shotgun, it was awful. My daughter bought me a recoil shield to wear on the shoulder, and I put a Pachmayr decelerator pad on my 12 gauge, but it's still not comfortable even now.
Advice is absurd, since I'm not a physician and I'm not there to observe you, but getting impatient to fire hard kicking long guns would not be what I would do very soon.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 30 weeks ago, 2:57 PM

Larry Wagner

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Hi

Hello E,
Yea I know what you mean about time. They told me going in that given ideal conditions it would take "At least" a year & a half before I was anywhere near what ever normal is now going to be for me. I don't think they lied. Range of motion is great. Started working that the morning after surgery (6 hours after to be exact). I was told straight that I had to hit the motion thing real hard & precise because whatever motion I get back within the first 10 weeks is about 99% of all motion I will ever get. So I hit it hard. I now have almost ALL of the range of motion that I ever had ( Thank God). But strength is another story. Very, Very slow & at times very painful, but I will keep at it, there is no give up in this old boy.
Yea, hand guns are fine now, even my big boys 44Mag & 454. I am not even thinking about the heavy hitter long guns, haven't even pulled out the old 22 yet. Got plenty of time, & it might never happen. I hope it happens, but if it doesn't? Oh well, at least I have an arm & hand that works.
So how is your shoulder doing? Super I hope. I have heard from several people, therapist included that Rotator Cuff surgery is worse than replacement because the cuff is the entire controller for the shoulder. I hope things continue to go good for you. Keep it stretched out & keep shooting. good to hear from you. Take care & be safe.

Any day above dirt is a good day!!! My New Motto: Where Do I Sign? (Oh yes I would)

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