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I had shoulder surgery on Dec 5th, 08.  Has anyone else gone down this road?  I am curious to how long it was before you started shooting again.  Asked my Dr. and got a big blank look, he is originally from Chicago.  Will have the arm in a sling till the 23rd and then therapy.  Figure it won't be for a few months, but curious to what others have experienced.  Tell you what, this sucks, and of course it is the right one, the one I use for everything but driving.

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I would imagine that it varies quite a bit between people.  Surely a shotgun or something with a lot of kick is not a good idea for quite a while.  I would imagine low recoil stuff would be alright, wouldn't it?

Sorry to hear about that.


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Pistol other hand...
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Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

Pistol other hand...


good call, great opportunity to learn some proficiency with the support side.
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Don't worry, lefty can handle Mr. 45 ACP real nice. Wink  When I knew I was going to have surgery, I spent some time at the range loading magazines, loading and cycling, and shooting.  Results were kind of surprising really, but practicing with the other hand was a good idea. 
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I had a disc removed from my neck and had a fusion (!!) Shocked   and I was shooting a 12 gauge in , oh, less than six months.............
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I wouldn't rush anything. I would do the rehab like the Dr's say and let it healup right. what good will it do if you rush things and rehurt it and can't shoot another year or longer. I would atleast wait 9 months before I started back. Better to be safe that sorry when it comes to things like this.
 
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Oh do I agree!!  Having to have this in a sling and not being to move it much less not being able to hold my baby son is driving me crazy.  NO WAY am I signing up to do this again.  I am curious to what other have gone through when they had this and what to expect.  Neither the Dr. I have or the physical therapist are hunters/shooters and gave me a deer in the headlights look when I asked them.
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I am looking at doing a shoulder surgery as well.  The surgeons I have talked to have said nothing strenuous or impacting the shoulder for 12 weeks.  I know I wouldn't want to do anything to screw up my shoulder till it heals.
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Yes do not rush it, it's not a good thing I had open heart surgery and waited a good 5-6 months and it still hurt a bit?
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You can ask Kickboxer for his stick to see if everything is OK. He has a .458 Lott in a Ruger #1. Obnoxious recoil, absolutely obnoxious.
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Well, I'm due surgeries on both sides so I'll be asking you the same question.  I've had orthopedic surgeries on ankles, knees and other sundry parts thanks to sports but not the shoulders (been putting it off due to horror stories).  I can tell you what I was told from the surgeons up here.  The shoulder joint/socket is one of the most complex joints in the body due to the amount of mobility, strength and the number of moving parts.  There is always a 50/50 chance you will lose some mobility and high probability to reinjure it.  It also is one of the longest recovery areas to have surgery on even over the back.  He said rehab should be down slowly......  and that following your rehab religiously is your best shot of full recovery. 
 
Now that aside, I know a 55 year old woman that had both shoulders done and had 100% recovery and is playing golf pain free..... Who knows with this stuff??
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I have had 2 friends that have had shoulder surgery. One did what the Dr said he is fine. A year ago when I was able to work out before I needed shoulder surgery him and I lifted weights together and he did fine no pain or anything. Another friend had it done and pushed the recovery and he hurts worse now than he did before. The reason I have not had it yet is I can't give up hunting or running around in the yard with my kids playing ball. I just deal with the pain and go on. Yeah it hurts so bad sometimes I can't breath but I just push thru it. Another reason is I can't see a Dr Cutting 2 inches off my colure bone where it joins my shoulder. Just sounds like it might be a little painful.

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UGH, (that two inches off your collar bone) Big D just talked me out of my surgery.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

 The reason I have not had it yet is I can't give up hunting or running around in the yard with my kids playing ball. I just deal with the pain and go on.



That is the reason I had it done now.  I know what caused it, playing softball, and as much as I loved the sport, being able to do things in the future with my kids, hunting and shooting is more important.  Guess no big hurry to do any shooting as it was a balmy -6 this morning and blowing snow.  Got to love winter in SD.

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hows the shoulder been?
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