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    Hi TexUte Fly.
    Bad news you were injured in The Winter now you are layed up most of Summer,that would really cause more pain,never the less you are only 23 so you have lots ahead,just look after that shoulder & the rest of you,as when you add a few more Summers & Winters you will notice The Outcome as most of us has done similiar things & are now paying the price..
    Cheers,get well & don't over do it as we all have done in The Past,the Good Thing is You can Tie Heaps of Flies..
    Brian.

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    Speaking of being only 23, I'm reminded of a comedian's comments about turning 40. He said nothing good ever follows the words, "Watch This" once you hit 40. TRUE!!! I always thought it was crazy that many cyclists throw their arms up, but there I was at the age of 41.....

    *People respond differently to meds, just like alcohol, smokes, food, women, gambling, shopping (fly fishing gear doesn't count ), etc.

    Allen, My father had an Army doctor doing a residency in his office years ago. He came over for dinner once a week, and was a fine doctor and a complete gentleman. I don't know if the military still sends doctors into the civilian healthcare system for residencies, but my son sees more civilian than military doctors in the USAF. The Navy put my wife's uncle through med school, and he's a very well respected diagnostic radiologist now, along with his two sons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB2 View Post

    Allen, My father had an Army doctor doing a residency in his office years ago. He came over for dinner once a week, and was a fine doctor and a complete gentleman. I don't know if the military still sends doctors into the civilian healthcare system for residencies, but my son sees more civilian than military doctors in the USAF. The Navy put my wife's uncle through med school, and he's a very well respected diagnostic radiologist now, along with his two sons.
    I don't honestly know. What I do know is that the good ones are far and few in between. Now a days you're more apt to see a physicians assistant, and they are known for googling symptoms. Sad part is they don't hide this fact and usually do it in front of you. Fortunately, in the last 5 years or so they are more inclined to write you a referral to go see a specialist, as apposed to the previous solution of Motrin and water will fix anything. I have had a few problems that have built up over the years, and just recently, have started to get some resolved. As an example, I had plantar fasciitis and a torn rotator cuff /hill-sachs compression fracture that were treated with cortisone shots, Motrin and water for the better part of 8 years. Finally in the past year I have had a plantar fascia release and my shoulder rebuilt (5-1/2hr procedure). So it appears to be getting better, but it still has a ways to go.

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    Here's to a speedy recovery. Several years back I had my knee scoped and was sidelined for a bit. Definitely worth it in the long haul. You'll be back on the water before you know it.
    ~*~Leave only your footprints~*~

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak allen View Post
    Now a days you're more apt to see a physicians assistant, and they are known for googling symptoms. Sad part is they don't hide this fact and usually do it in front of you. Fortunately, in the last 5 years or so they are more inclined to write you a referral to go see a specialist, as apposed to the previous solution of Motrin and water will fix anything. I have had a few problems that have built up over the years, and just recently, have started to get some resolved. As an example, I had plantar fasciitis and a torn rotator cuff /hill-sachs compression fracture that were treated with cortisone shots, Motrin and water for the better part of 8 years. Finally in the past year I have had a plantar fascia release and my shoulder rebuilt (5-1/2hr procedure). So it appears to be getting better, but it still has a ways to go.
    My dad would like to see PA's taken out of the equation completely, but that's another story. I had to deal with plantar fasciitis about 15 years ago. I bought a mountain bike, and decided it was time to do endless wheelies. Add that to regular road bike training, and BAM!!! I was only off the bike for 6 months with that, but still have to be careful. After my wife broke her ankle wading last August, and looking back on my injuries, I use a Folstaf wading staff MUCH more often. In fact, I would have had my own broken bones if I wasn't using one yesterday afternoon: high water from rain, strong current, and slippery rocks. I whipped that staff out faster than Josie Wales, and that was none too soon.

    Be Careful Everybody.

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    It doesn't give me that feeling either, just makes me sleepy! I don't know why people want to take them. If I want to "feel good" I just drink more burbon or beer!

    They didn't really even make me sleepy. I even had my wife check the packaging to make sure they gave me the right script. Haha.
    I had an unusual recovery, at least compared to my wife. I had no nausea, No pain when I recovered from surgery; I drank two cans of Ginger-ale, urinated, got dressed and was out of there an hour and a half after I woke up from surgery; Although I took it easy I felt like I could have eaten a big juicy burger on the way home; and I had virtually no pain from the gas that they pumped into my stomach cavity working its way out.
    I was back to work within 10 days.
    Seth

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    Speedy recovery! Like everyone says, better to suffer without the fishing for a little bit in order to be able to continue fishing later on rather than dealing with chronic pain! Good luck, with all this talk of developing addictions to painkillers, hopefully the only addiction you'll be fighting is the need to get back out on the water too soon!
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    haha ive been addicted to pain killers before but i do have enough self control to fight th urge to go buy some when im out and within a week ill be fine. and i know my roommates will spend a pretty penny to get these off me so its a plus if i have extra which i doubt ill have. and i wouldnt risk my shoulder to fish, but snowboarding is a different. i have hard time staying off the snow while injured.

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    I got lots and lots of hydrocodone before and after my back surgery. They can really brighten a bad day but I never got addicted. Here's the benifit of my experience-if you are taking pain killers, start dosing for the constipation now. The docs and the info literature didn't emphasize this enough... to my great discomfort. Start loading the prunes and apricots etc. etc. Hope you're on the water again soon.

    "Every [child] has the right to a first fish. On this particular planet, no man is granted a greater privilege than to be present and to assist in the realization of this moment". Bill Heavey

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