No Golf For A While

DennisMiller

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#41
Halebopp said:
Now, tell me more about the two-hour nap, that sounds like fun! :D
It takes years of practice to perfect, but you can do it if you try. I practice 2-3 times a day.
 

Varry Hardon

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#44
DennisMiller said:
I met up with my regular Monday group yesterday and rode around 9 holes. I took a putter and a couple balls just to mess around, but being around the guys got to me. That was my first emotional moment of the day.

I borrowed a 5 hybrid from one of the guys and tried to hit a ball.
You silly bugger. You were supposed to only hit a few balls with the putter but I can picture you now: John Daly style on that 5 hybrid.
 

DennisMiller

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#45
Varry Hardon said:
DennisMiller said:
I met up with my regular Monday group yesterday and rode around 9 holes. I took a putter and a couple balls just to mess around, but being around the guys got to me. That was my first emotional moment of the day.

I borrowed a 5 hybrid from one of the guys and tried to hit a ball.
You silly bugger. You were supposed to only hit a few balls with the putter but I can picture you now: John Daly style on that 5 hybrid.
I'd have been thrilled if I was loose enough to make MY full swing, much less John Daly's...
 

DennisMiller

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#46
In the form of an update...

I had hoped to play a couple time between my left hand healing well enough before surgery on the right hand. It's not going to happen. It's less a matter of my right hand condition than the irritation fromo some bone spurs in my shoulders.

May 1st, I'll meet with my hand surgeon for the usual pre-surgery appointment and surgery for the carpel tunnel condition in the right hand will follow, probably the next Friday or Monday.

Shoulder surgery will get scheduled within a few weeks after that, but that will be arthroscopic, so my orthopedist tells me I'll need PT, but it won't be a difficult healing.

It could be worse. They could be talking about replacing my original parts with transplants.

If I had to guess, I might figure on playing again around December. I wonder if the year and 4 months off will hurt my game, huh? (yeah... right!)
 

Halebopp

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#47
Ouch, that's a long time away from golf. The only good part is that half of it is already behind you. And of course there's that little bit of actually getting healthier in the process. :) My winter break is coming to an end on Saturday, teeing off in less than 73 hours after 5 months and a couple of days away from it.

Hopefully the operations and healing go well for you!
 

PaulBoy

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#48
Nice to hear from you Dennis - Sounds like there is some light appearing at the end of the tunnel - Another few months to go but the worst behind you - Keep up the good work with your rehab & keep us posted how you are going
Cheers
Paul
 

DennisMiller

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#49
Thanks guys...

I find it really disturbing that this layoff doesn't seem to bother me mentally as much as I thought it would. I turn 69 years old in a couple weeks and I have no intention of letting age or physical problems make me give up this silly game yet. Knowing what I used to be capable of when I felt good and knowing where I play isn't the hardest course in the world, I fully intend to shoot my age one of these days. I came within one shot when I was 66. I don't know why being 69 or 70 should be any harder.
 

DennisMiller

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#50
I've just had a big change of plans thrown at me.

I was scheduled to have shoulder surgery on the 18th to remove bone spurs. A week later, I should have had carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand. Two to three weeks after that I should have had bone spur shoulder surgery on the other shoulder.

As part of the medical clearance before the first surgery, I failed the EKG. Apparently I have something called atrial fibrillation, so my cardiologist is going to put me through a month of tests before doing anything about it. That backs up everything.

So, today being my 69th birthday and being totally unhappy about this whole situation, I decided to become a dope addict.

I am going to take however much pain killer that lets me function, stretch out and somehow, hit a golf ball. I'm going to start Saturday morning on blood thinners, another thing I'm not happy about, so that's when I'll also start stretching on a heavy cage at the gym and taking as much ibuprofen or acetaminophen as it takes.

This BS stops now. I hope to step on the first tee at Killian Greens at 9 AM on Monday morning. If I can play 9 holes without too much pain, I'll consider it a great day.
 

Halebopp

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#51
Don't do anything stupid now! :)

Belated birthday wishes to you, Dennis! Hopefully you get to enjoy your day out and the test show no real issues!
 

DennisMiller

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#52
Thanks... My birthday was pretty frustrating with some medical news I'm not happy about, but at the last minute, we were invited out for dinner and the spread a friend laid out looked like something she planned for days. It really turned around my day.

Yesterday, I took a large dose of ibuprofen and about 3 AM this morning, I took a large dose of acetaminophen, neither of which dulled the pain in my shoulders enough to let me play today.

Right now, as we would be teeing off, the weather looks sort of threatening, so maybe I'm better off at home anyway. I'll work on a few of my guitars that need some adjustments and I have some ideas about some modifications to a couple of them. There's also a small fluffy white dog who can be very demanding of my attention, so I'll play with Hogan and maybe take him for a ride in the car later.
 
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