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Had Ulnar nerve surgery today ( elbow )

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  1. blizzard

    blizzard Active Member

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    was wondering if any others on here have had this? how long before shooting again? successful, etc..........



    Brett D.
     
  2. BDodd

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    I had the ulnar nerve moved from it's "notch" to under a muscle in March or April of this year. I had a period of not lifting more than 5 lbs of some 6 weeks with the first 2 weeks having the soft wrap (not a cast) remaining on the arm. This surgery was to relieve impingment (pinching) of the nerve in the elbow and to stop atrophy in the wrist and hand. I began shooting immediately after the 6 week period but it was a couple of rounds the first time, 100 birds a week later, then 100 bird days at a State Shoot and sporting clays before I began shooting 200 birds a day at shoots. I'm still not up to 300 bird days but other physical dilemmas and condition and age may have a bearing as well as the arm. I've concluded, in my case, this year will not return to "normal" and we'll see what occurs next....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  3. blizzard

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    thanks for the response, bob. mine wasn't that involved. they didn't have to relocate, just remove a bunch of scar tissue and release the " kink in the hose".



    i'm on my way to philadelphia in a month to take the certified welding inspectors course and exam. it lasts for a week, i hope writing won't be a problem, or at least any worse than trying to type left handed!




    brett d.
     
  4. BDodd

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    Brett, I was typing (poorly) on the "puter" within the first week of the surgery, even with the soft wrapping on - awkward, but doable and I avoided going anywhere that long typing sessions might occur; like here!....Bob Dodd
     
  5. GRR

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    Blizzard..... I had my surgery 27 Sept o6 and started shooting 6 weeks later. I increased it after 8 weeks and shot as much as I wanted. Started weight lifting then also, started with 10# and increased it 5# every week. I still have some tingling in the little finger but the Doctor said it repairs it self 1 inch per month starting at the elbow. I've got about 6 months to go.

    I started noticing a problem when loading shells, reach in and grab a handfull of wads and was droping them all over the floor. I couldn't feel them in my hand.

    My shootings back to normal AAA 16 25.5 yd AA doubles Hang in their it will get better.

    Gary
     
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    thank you gentlemen.
     
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