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Surgery is done!
Had my svt ablation surgery done this past Friday. All went well. Have started walking already, although slower than I have ever had to walk. Incision site is healing well. Docs have me on very limited activity for this first week post surgery. Supposedly will be able to start increasing activity in the 2nd week. Have a follow up appointment this Thursday and will find out more about increasing activity schedule. I will be asking doc to see if they think my moose hunt is still a possibility....not scheduled to hunt till Sept 10-20. (Won't be too disappointed if they say no hunt this year. Would rather be 100% for next year!
Glad to have the surgery done and looking forward to getting back to normal activities after being down for the last 10 weeks!
That is awesome Elmer. Follow your Dr's orders and you will be hunting before you know it. It sucks to wait, but you have many more seasons ahead of you.
That is Great news man
Keep the Faith,
Hope you heal up quick, Elmer!
Glad it's going well. I like your take on hunting this year vs next.
Glad to hear your procedure was a success!
Glad to hear. Hope you heal quickly.
Wish the best for you in your recovery and future bowhunting. Get well & stay well.
Best of luck with the recovery.
Great News and heel quickly
Personally I'd go hunting as long as you have some meat haulers!
Praying for a speedy recovery sir!!!
Prayers fora complete and speedy recovery.
PRAYING YOU WILL HAVE A SPEEDY AND COMPLETE RECOVERY- FOCUS ON HEALTH AND NOT ON MOOSE!
A -Men to focus on health and not on the hunt. Speedy recovery and that moose will be even bigger next season. my best, Paul
I hope that your recovery goes well. I think that you are smart to not push it to make a hunt. I had both of my knees replaced and they are great now. I have a friend who had one done and he had to be the tough guy who walked right away without a walker or cane. Never let it heal. Now he has a large lump just above the knee cap, it does not want to bend, it hurts him to stand for more than a few minutes and he has to be in just the right position sitting. It is painful to watch him on a boat with a little bit of a chop on Lake Erie. I have no idea where he goes from here. He is 9 months post op and says that he is done with the doctors and therapists.
You will do well Elmer! I know a couple folks who've had that surgery and they dont even discuss it now. A non issue. One good thing.....now you can prove to your wife that you actually DO have a heart!! LOL
Hope your healing is quick and complete.
Had follow up with doc. Recovery on track but....he said a definite NO to going on my hunts in Sept. Oh well, there is next year when I will be far better physically. And.....I really don't want to risk a helicopter rescue if something did go wrong.
Doc is concerned about my cholesterol......325, down 100 points from it's high, but I am really hesitant to take any meds for it. My family has a history of super high cholesterol and has never been able to get a reading lower than 250 with meds. I tried statins years ago and my liver did not like them at all, so I stopped them. Was told about bi weekly injections, but the cost would bankrupt me.. They also found some very minor calcification in the heart arteries, but doc said it is a thing to monitor over the years and and NOT a problem at this point.
Now just happy to be able to start normal exercise and living. Gonna be a long road back to getting in shape, and back to hunting next year!