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Old 05-21-2018, 12:43 PM   #1
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Well, I didn't post on here about it when I found out. But about 6 weeks ago, I found out I was gonna need surgery on my neck to remove half of my thyroid gland due to an very enlarged thyroid nodule that was found during an exam for an unrelated pain that developed during my Javi hunt in March. Needless to say, you can't shoot your bow or do a whole lot for a couple of weeks after neck surgery. To make matters worse, I developed a small bleed, had to travel for work, etc. Long story short, I haven't shot my bow in 3 weeks and have definitely been missing it... but just found out today that I can finally ease back into it this week. Of course I have to take it slow, which is probably good, because I feel like I lost a bit of strength doing absolutely nothing for 3 weeks!
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:59 PM   #2
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Prayers up for a full recovery.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:03 PM   #3
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get better soon!

Miss seeing you at the shoots.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:08 PM   #4
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I feel your pain, recovering from radical prostatectomy . Haven't been able to shoot in three weeks and have three more to go ! Missed Chester, gonna miss Texas Longbow Championship, and haven't been able to locate this years stand location on new lease. The good news is that they think they got all the cancer so I'm blessed.
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:29 PM   #5
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You might be surprised how well you shoot when you start back. The few times I had to "lay off" for awhile, when i started back I felt I was actually shooting better. I hope you have a speedy full recovery.
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:30 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=chuckc.;13385864]I feel your pain, recovering from radical prostatectomy . Haven't been able to shoot in three weeks and have three more to go ! Missed Chester, gonna miss Texas Longbow Championship, and haven't been able to locate this years stand location on new lease. The good news is that they think they got all the cancer so I'm blessed.[/QUOTE]

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Old 05-21-2018, 03:56 PM   #7
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Dang! Sounds like youre on the mend. Get well soon.

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Old 05-21-2018, 05:28 PM   #8
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Prayers of healing up for Scott and Chuck.
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:32 PM   #9
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Scott and Chuck, I hope both of yíall have fast and complete recoveries!!!

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Old 05-21-2018, 08:05 PM   #10
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Getting better everyday, thanks to a lot a prayers that went out!

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Old 05-21-2018, 08:25 PM   #11
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Probably shoot better after the rest. Take it Ez and wishing a speedy recovery.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:49 PM   #12
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Prayers for you both Scott and Chuck for a full recovery!
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:00 PM   #13
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Here's to a quick, and full recovery.

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Old 05-22-2018, 11:00 AM   #14
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I feel your pain, recovering from radical prostatectomy . Haven't been able to shoot in three weeks and have three more to go ! Missed Chester, gonna miss Texas Longbow Championship, and haven't been able to locate this years stand location on new lease. The good news is that they think they got all the cancer so I'm blessed.
Oof! Yep, surgery in general sucks... Throw the "C" scare on top of that just makes it worse. I was dreading if pathology came back positive and they had to turn around and get the other half.

Hope your recovery goes well Chuck.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:15 AM   #15
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Thanks Scott, and best wishes to you on your recovery ! I should be back to shooting in time to get ready for the Liberty Hill shoot. Happy to hear that your biopsy was negative !
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:41 PM   #16
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Prayers for a full recovery by both of y'all.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:11 AM   #17
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Hoping for a swift and total recovery for both of you lads.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:31 AM   #18
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hope your getting back to normal..
some forget that archery is a sport. and we don't stretch or exercise enough.
i know i don't...
there are some good vidio's about this ..
work,, and time is the big difficulty in alot of our life's...
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:13 AM   #19
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Good luck and a speedy heal time.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:22 PM   #20
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I guess technically I am a the point of full recovery from a surgery standpoint. I am allowed to shoot my bow and no other physical limitations... but my bow arm is now weak and giving me fits like it used to before I started working out and lifting weights etc. So... now goes the slow go of rebuilding strength. I have been shooting a dozen or so shots every other day or so... on Wednesday I was actually shooting pretty decently again, just don't have the endurance back yet.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:48 PM   #21
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Good to hear, and remember GO SLOW, you aint' as young as you used to be.
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:08 PM   #22
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Sorry to hear about all the health problems. Glad to know you are "medically" well, and now just need some physical rebuild. That's good news in my book. Don't get to crazy and take it slow like shortstroke said. Best to you.


BTW- Summer Bluegill are getting crazy on micro poppers.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:18 PM   #23
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Hope ya get better soon bud...if it helps i havnt pulled a string in months...so...your doing better than me!!
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Old 06-08-2018, 04:37 AM   #24
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Hope both have quick recoverys. Arvin
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:29 AM   #25
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I shot yesterday for the first time since my surgery six weeks ago. I didnít shoot all that well, but it was great to have a bow in my hand again! Most people donít understand how much Traditional archers enjoy their sport. Hope to see some friends at Liberty Hill in a couple of weeks.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:35 AM   #26
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I shot yesterday for the first time since my surgery six weeks ago. I didnít shoot all that well, but it was great to have a bow in my hand again! Most people donít understand how much Traditional archers enjoy their sport. Hope to see some friends at Liberty Hill in a couple of weeks.
Yep, it gets to you. I have my bows hanging in my room and every day, as I'd lay there, or sit. I'd look at it and wonder why on earth I was at home from work and NOT shooting my bow.

It's been tough trying to go slow and build back endurance. Kinda like doing pushups... been shooting 10-12 shots every other evening and building from there. First day was okay... the following days stunk... but it's been coming around and I'd say my accuracy is coming back faster than my endurance which is at least a boost, because from a hunting perspective... I only need to pull back the string a couple times a weekend. (warm up and the one shot!)
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:23 AM   #27
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You’ll get there! I have a hard time taking it slow and have to force myself to stop when I know that I should. Talk about painful, I had an ilf recurve that was a Christmas present from my wife arrive about a week ago. I put it together and just looked at it for a week. I’ve been real curious about all the hype concerning these carbon limbs. I’ll find out today if there’s any truth to it. I’m gonna also try out Rick’s technique for tying a string nock on the new recurve today. Thanks Rick!

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