Starting over...Kinda

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Doublezranch, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been on a sabadical now for a time. I finally got around to getting my shoulder replacement. 4 hours of surgery and a reverse total shoulder and I’m right back in the game. When I first started shooting I taught myself to shoot right handed even though I’m left eye dominant. I figured I would be at this point sometime in my life (WAY SOONER THAN I WAS HOPING) and I would need the learned dexterity. So this year I will be shooting left handed. Those who know me know I like the big bores, so I had to figure out which rifle will get the nod. I have a ambidextrous (classic) style rifle stock that I kept just for the occasion. I will be shooting my 7 RUM. The first in the collection and what started the addiction. Should be a awesome time and more importantly it will baffle the heck out of kids when we play for quarters at the range.
     

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  2. Dosh

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    Glad the replacement was successful, my friend is considering the same procedure. Hope you have a brake on the RUM.
     
  3. Doublezranch

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    Thanks.
    All the rifles have brakes and very good ones. I currently put brakes on all my rifles. The 7 RUM is my smallest caliber I own. The 375 Zayne has almost 80 lbs of felt recoil. I built that rifle for a 16 year old who shoots it lights out. Brakes are a game changer in my book. Especially on big bore, big horsepower rifles.
     
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  4. phorwath

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    Good for you! I say sic'em. But with a healthy dose of restraint. Don't booger up that man-made shoulder joint.
     
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    The craziness of this whole situation is that I can do more now with the mechanical joint. The past 10 years I’ve had to throw a ball underhanded and reach for things with my other arm. The caveat is that I’m getting my left one done in December. This has been such a life changer that I want to experience life having 2 good shoulders again.
     
  6. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    Wow, looks like you're good to go. I had a total knee replacement done in Jan. It's doing well.
     
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  7. Buck Buster

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    Glad you found a great doctor ! I have seen many friends and co-workers screwed up by just having rotator cuff surgery, one guy had to go back at least 3 times for the same shoulder ! He then ended up on disability ! Hope you don't get arthritis in it too bad, my wife nearly had her arm ripped of in a farming accident and has had many operations on it ! She can only raise it slightly higher than straight out, left shoulder. Her right was also jerked and injured at the same time, her coat got caught in a power take off shaft and it pulled her down and about into it, she was lucky that it stalled out !
     
  8. Doublezranch

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    Wow! That is a lot for one person to go through. I hope she is doing well. In most cases (90%) the reason for total joint arthroplasty is arthritis. The surgeon removes and replaces the arthritic bone with cobalt chrome or trabecular metal and Polly plastics. By doing this you have a mechanical joint. The arthritis is gone so theoretically the pain is gone. In all cases that’s not true. Muscles and soft tissues are remodeled so that where the pain comes from. My joint is called a reverse total shoulder. If you look at the picture I posted, you can see that the “ball and socket” are in opposite locations of there normal anatomical state. Thus making the joint a reverse.
     
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  9. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Had no idea ball and sockets were used for shoulder joint repair.
    Let alone with your positive results...
    Hope the remaining shoulder turns out well also.
     
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  10. Doublezranch

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    Thanks!! If you look closely at the picture you can see a dotted line across the top of the joint. That’s the radiographic markers in the poly that the head (glenoshere) rides on.
     
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  11. Buck Buster

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    It is amazing what they can do today, they are constantly improving things. It would seem that they used the latest technology on you, at least I never saw or heard of anybody around this area having anything like that put in their shoulders . I am in central PA . Glad you are recovering well, that's great ! Good luck hunting my friend.