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Saying goodbye for ahwile
« on: January 19, 2016, 06:24:00 AM »
What I thought were bad knees turned into something entirely different. Will be getting both hips replaced this year. No ligaments left and malformed ball joints from an active life will leave me out of the game this year. Will enjoy reading of others exploits here-3d's,bowfishing,etc. while recuperating. Probably do some refinishing of old bows just to keep my hands and mind somewhat occupied. Will have a walker for while and then onto canes, one hip at a time so will be out for some time. But I will come back stronger and hopefully will be able to walk like I used to or at least better than the last few years.So don't count me out as I will be lurking and following y'all. Take care and have a great year ahead.
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 10:02:00 AM »
Tom good luck with the replacements.  Hope they get you back to playing bows and arrows in as little time as possible.  Shooting pink skunks is hard on the hips and knees:

 

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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 11:35:00 AM »
Tom, best of luck to you.  We will miss you on the 3D ranges. Get well soon.

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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 07:40:00 PM »
Sorry to hear that Tom, you're in my prayers    :pray:
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 06:20:00 AM »
Thanks for the well wishes, I will weather this just as I always have any tough situation. But Jeff, if I got in that position now I'd be there until a new century,lol.
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 06:30:00 AM »
Heal up quick, Tom!

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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 07:40:00 PM »
Tom......I will be praying for a quick recovery. Will miss seeing you at the shoots.I hope to be doing more of them this year since last year was my flop. Need anything give me a holler Bud.good luck

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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 08:27:00 PM »
Tom its been awhile since I last seen and shot with you, I wish you a speedy recovery and I look forward to running into you again in the future somewhere on a range.

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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2016, 06:45:00 PM »
Tom, are you having the new(er) anterior hip replacement procedure, or the older lateral procedure.   I just had a patient have the new procedure and I was truly impressed.  Much less soft tissue damage/trauma, and she was walking well two weeks after surgery.  Either way, please ensure the surgeon fills out your 100,000 mile , or 10 year warranty card (whichever comes first).

Also know Jennifer and I wish you all the best on a quick, uneventful recovery.  GOD Bless.
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 08:41:00 PM »
Best of luck to you Tom.  Follow the orders of the educators, doctors, etc. and you'll be good to go in no time.
I pray for your quick recovery and many pain-free years of "play time".
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2016, 08:38:00 PM »
Got the word today, going to get #1 3/08/16. No warranty but Doc said he is giving me the best implant suited to "active" lifestyle. 4 weeks at home,3-4 weeks of limited duty at work and then evaluated for the second one-probably at end of July. Might be healed enough to go out late season. Crossing the fingers anyway. Thanks for the well wishes and prayers. Will be following your exploits while house bound. Best to all.
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2016, 08:54:00 PM »
Tom maybe you will get lucky, a friend from church had one done last fall and he was playing golf a week later. Good luck.
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2016, 11:55:00 AM »
Wishing you the best.

FYI:  https://www.hipreplacement.com/about/about_surgery/anterior_surgery


Anterior hip replacement is a technique that can be used to achieve the same results as a traditional hip replacement procedure – to replace the worn ends of the bones in the hip joint. Among other things, the difference with the anterior approach is how the surgeon opens the body to reach the hip joint.
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2016, 10:54:00 PM »
Thinking of you today Tom , you are in my prayers
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2016, 08:19:00 AM »
Back home now and although moving slowly with the aid of a walker overall doing well. Believe that doing pre operative exercises helped with not getting stiff muscles after the operation. Not going to set any land speed records but will get through this. Thanks to all for the well wishes and prayers, will keep you updated with my progress.
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2016, 11:52:00 AM »
That's good news Tom.
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2016, 07:12:00 PM »
Good for you Tom. Come on over one Tues evening.  You know where we will be.

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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2016, 12:34:00 PM »
Good to hear you're doing well Tom.  Like Allen said, you know about the Tuesday evening routine.  We'd all love to see you.
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2016, 11:48:00 PM »
Excellent!  Glad you're on the mend.
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Re: Saying goodbye for ahwile
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2016, 03:23:00 PM »
Great to hear your getting better Tom.  Like the crew says, come for a visit when your able.  Jeff
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