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After working so closely with Walther and with 1917 on issues to two of my Walthers, both were returned to me by Walther in pristine condition. And at no cost to me whatever. I'm very proud of that.

But then the worst happened to me. I blew out my right arm and elbow. I've been in a lot of pain for several weeks. I'd had an elbow replacement on the right side in Jan 2010, and thought that I was in for another one on Sept 20th. When the surgeon opened it that day, he found almost no bone material where the humerus and elbow apparatus were common. All he could do is close it back up and start again.

A couple of specialists in New Orleans are going to schedule another try, literally rebuilding an upper arm using metal and cadaver material.

So as much as I love going to the local range, I've not been able to fire a shot in a couple of months.

Talk about withdrawals! I'm hoping to get to where I can learn to start shooting left handed soon, once I get past the surgery and the effects of the pain meds. Wish me luck!
 

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Mudbug.....that's too bad......here's wishing you luck.

I did a little left hand shooting following hand surgery on my right hand.....Ole lefty didn't do so bad. Left hand, right eye.
 

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Shooting lefty is not hard. I've been doing it all my life (72 years). Right hand, not so much. Seriously, take your time and rehab carefully when you can. I wish you well.
 

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It will come back
How do I know. In 2012 I had a horrific motorcycle accident, broke about everything with too many things to list but about lost my shooting arm. 2 years of recovery and was finally given the ok to handle a gun with bullets. Took about a year of practice and I must say with a little/lot of pain I'm back to the same old bad shooter i was but shooting is my 2nd :D most exciting thing in life so I never gave up.
By the way im-a-old-fart also.
 

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Ha!! Remember that time you said you were going to whip my butt. I was tied up then but now I'm ready. Wanna put money on the outcome? :cool:


At least a .22 is a great pistol to learn to shoot with the weak hand on. Seriously hoping they get you sorted out and back 100% in short order. These doctors can work miracles these days. I was expecting you to come over and help me with some bushhoggin' so hurry up and get better. 1917
 

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Thanks, everyone. I really do appreciate all the encouragement. it" been a long and painful month with absolutely no progress to tell about on the arm.

I have finally gotten a surgery date. Halloween day ... Oct 31st. Can't wait until it's done so I can finally get past it.

As kendeepdiver said, shooting has been one of the most important things happening in my life at this time. Once I can start handling my handguns again, yo can bet that I'll be spending a lot of time at the range again.

Until then, I'll just have to be a one-handed - left handed shooter! But if that's going to anything like being a one-handed - left-handed typist, then I've got a lot to learn!
 

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Halloween is my next trip to MD Anderson. I throw you out a bulk box of .22 ammo when I fly over....if I can get the window open. I fly pretty close to right over you and I fly exactly over my farm...I mean exactly straight up. I've seen that plane fly over during the years...didn't know where it was going or that I would be on it one day. I've been hiking and taking photos as of late. I've really been enjoying that. The trees are a bit spooky though. 1917

 

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Halloween is my next trip to MD Anderson. I throw you out a bulk box of .22 ammo when I fly over....if I can get the window open. I fly pretty close to right over you and I fly exactly over my farm...I mean exactly straight up. I've seen that plane fly over during the years...didn't know where it was going or that I would be on it one day. I've been hiking and taking photos as of late. I've really been enjoying that. The trees are a bit spooky though. 1917

I know exactly what you mean. A couple of years ago I had to make a business trip to Houston from the New Orleans airport..and back home again.

As I began to get closer to New Orleans on the return trip, I started recognizing highways and towns below. I knew I was probably going to be very close to seeing my house below. And the closer I got, the more obvious it became.

I'd had a window seat, so I prepared my phone to get a picture from the air.

When we got over my house..like you..we were directly over my house. I couldn't see it. I actually saw..and got a picture of my neighbors less than a block away.

So now, when I see a passenger plane strait above my head at home, I tell myself that it, coming from Houston...and making it's approach to the New Orleans Int'l airport..about 40 miles away. Who cares if it's 5000 ft up or 30,000 feet? And it doesn't much matter what direction it's headed. LOL!
 
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