Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall

Out with the old, in with the new!

Messages posted to thread:
Nemah 11-Nov-17
Knifeguy 11-Nov-17
bowbert 11-Nov-17
George D. Stout 11-Nov-17
woodshavins 11-Nov-17
bodymanbowyer 11-Nov-17
Tim Besmer 11-Nov-17
RymanCat 11-Nov-17
Brad Lehmann 11-Nov-17
Stan 11-Nov-17
Dry Bones 11-Nov-17
WildernessBuck 11-Nov-17
1/2miledrag 11-Nov-17
S.M.Robertson 11-Nov-17
Nemah 11-Nov-17
Biathlonman 11-Nov-17
GF 11-Nov-17
BATMAN 11-Nov-17
throwback 11-Nov-17
badshotdb 11-Nov-17
Bob Rowlands 11-Nov-17
bowhunt 11-Nov-17
TrapperKayak 11-Nov-17
2 bears 11-Nov-17
From: Nemah
Date: 11-Nov-17

After years of no hunting due to knee pain, I finally had a total left knee replacement last Wednesday and have spent the last two days being taken care of by the best nursing staff you could ask for. Very little pain (thanks to amazing medications) great food, amazing service, and a group of loving friends to support me. After rehab, I'll be able to hike, hunt, and work longer hours in my workshop! Thanks to all of you for your kind words of support and encouragement. Now I can join the ranks of people who say," I wish I had done this years ago!" Richard

From: Knifeguy
Date: 11-Nov-17

Good to hear that you are doing well. Let me know when you're up for a visit. Lance.

From: bowbert
Date: 11-Nov-17

Great news! Hope you heal quickly.


From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17

Awesome, you will be good as new soon.

From: woodshavins
Date: 11-Nov-17

That is great to hear. Having been a nurse for years, I can say that knee and hip replacement has become extremely well tolerated, with excellent long term effect! Much is on the patient to do their part, which it sounds like you are doing. Congrats and get at it;-)

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 11-Nov-17

Awesome Richard. You'll be back doing everything you want soon. :-):-) JF

From: Tim Besmer Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-Nov-17

Had one replaced in 2012 . Best thing i ever did!

From: RymanCat
Date: 11-Nov-17

Might want to consider wearing a cooper fit knee brace as you know you won't be like brand new or should I say be like you had prior in your good days. You will still have to protect and not take any sudden twists and in the bush that don't happen with uneven ground. I wouldn't go afield without a walking stick either to steady your steps on uneven ground. Just some thoughts to be abreast of.

Everytime I don't take my walking stick I seem to fall. I had 2 hips done.

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 11-Nov-17

Just do your PT and work through the stiffness. My wife had both done at one time. It took her about eight weeks to get comfortable enough for me to lower her chair down to normal height. It's been three months now and she is walking great. She went back to work six weeks after the surgery.

Good luck on the recovery.

From: Stan
Date: 11-Nov-17

That is great, the wife has had both done, and is happy she did.. They sure get you up and moving right away don't they? Rom....( range of motion) God bless, heal quickly..

From: Dry Bones
Date: 11-Nov-17

My dad has had both replaced, not at the same time. He too is one of those, "I should have done this sooner." The tough part is re-hab, but from what I have been told.. Completely worth it. Get out that hospital bed as soon as possible. Best wishes in your recovery.


From: WildernessBuck
Date: 11-Nov-17

Good for you Richard, I hope your recovery continues to go off without a hitch. My left shoulder may need a similar procedure in the coming years. Best wishes,Dave

From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 11-Nov-17

Phew, saw the title and thought you got divorced. Godspeed on your recovery!

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 11-Nov-17

Good for you Rich. Had my hip replaced last Jan. best thing I ever went through. No more pain while walking. I can now walk in the woods, my favorite.

From: Nemah
Date: 11-Nov-17

I had two problems after surgery. Right after I woke up in the recovery room, I started getting bad cramps in my hamstring muscles. They gave me a muscle relaxant through my change. So they gave me another dose, and out I went. Cramps were gone when I woke up the second time. The other problem was chronic hiccups. The first bout lasted 7 hours, but they finally found a drug that stopped them. The second round lasted about 1/2 hour, and that was the end of hiccups. I'm so thankful for the nurses and doctors that helped me.

From: Biathlonman
Date: 11-Nov-17

Good luck Richard, we need you back building the stunningly beautiful bows.

From: GF
Date: 11-Nov-17

Hope you’re back up to speed soon! This world needs a few more of your bows in it!!!

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Nov-17


From: throwback
Date: 11-Nov-17

I'm glad to hear it Richard and I hope you continue to recover as well as you have so far. I've put off having both knees replaced for years and they've gotten to the point that they're messing with my hunting, as well as other things, especially in cold weather. After you've had time to heal, I may pick your brain about the surgery, if you don't mind. I wish you the best with it.

From: badshotdb
Date: 11-Nov-17

I'm happy to hear everything went well. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 11-Nov-17

Hi Nemah. I've had four surgeries, all on extremities. No fun at all. Biggest comment is, whatever the therapist says, do it. Scream if you have to, but do the therapy. Force yourself. Gnash your teeth and swear under your breath you'll come back and square with them, but do the therapy. That's my experience fwiw. Therapy- you get out what you put in. Their full intention is to push you. Don't take it personal. Also get off the blasted drugs asap. Drugs suck. Good luck.

From: bowhunt
Date: 11-Nov-17

Good luck.Hoping for a full recovery for you!I shot your bow today.Pretty sweet!

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 11-Nov-17

My brother in law, age 60, had his done last year. About a half hour ago, I helped him pick up and carry their piano across the room to rearrange stuff. He can do that with a knee you should be good to go for hunting next year easily! The best to you!

From: 2 bears
Date: 11-Nov-17

Fantastic and well wishes. I would like to restate---the rehab is critical-- to retain range of motion. Follow instructions and keep checking back with them for more.>>>----> Ken

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