Old 06-20-2015, 10:57 PM
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Default My Return To The Course!!!

In april of 2014 my shoulder/rotator cuff had its final throw. Come December 2014, I went under the knife...rotator cuff repaired (almost 2/3 torn), labrum repaired, bicep tendon repaired. Two anchors, and multiple bone cysts shaved away. Basically, a shoulder rebuild. Today was my first day back on the course....could finally throw, seven months post surgery. Being 46 years old, I took some extra time to rehab and strengthen. The end result today was most excellent! No pain! I played 9 holes at Seneca Creek and took a +4 on the card but let me tell you, it was beyond zen to be back out there again. I didn't go full power by any means...probably threw at 80 to 85% but it felt amazing. And the sound of those chains was sweet music. It's great to be back!!!
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:50 AM
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This is great to hear, and congratulations.

Encouraging too, as I'm likely headed to my second shoulder surgery.
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:54 AM
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Good for you man! I had a similar Zen feeling when I returned to snowboarding after breaking my back. My injury has made me appreciate being able to still do the things I love more and more.
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:14 AM
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I know that feeling. I missed the bulk of 2 years with a torn labrum, finally having surgery, a long layoff and rehab, and slowly easing back in. I'd throw from 10'....a week later, 20'.....I remember the sweet feeling when I finally got to about 150', and felt like I was actually making discs fly and not just putting.

It also made me really protective of my shoulder. I never want to go through that again. Take care.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:48 AM
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Welcome back to the addiction!
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