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Thread: Re-Introduction....... It's been too long THP.

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    Re-Introduction....... It's been too long THP.

    Haven't been on in about 8 or 9 months and figured I would drop in and let everyone know what has been going on.

    Last spring, I was really struggling with my game, but was enjoying playing so I was out playing with a fellow THPer when I hit a root and absolutely jacked my right elbow. I had to go in and eventually have it repaired and there were some complications which led to some other issues, mainly depression from being locked up in the house with nothing else to do. I didn't think I would even be able to play golf again because of my elbow, so I sold all of my clubs. Getting on THP was just a reminder of how much I loved the game and couldn't play, so I could not log in.

    I figured out that I had to have something to do besides work and school, and after one trip to the doctor where my blood pressure was high, my weight had climbed to 196lbs from inactivity. I decided that I was going to start working out and get back in better health. After 6 months of exercising 4 times a week, I had lost 30lbs and my blood pressure was back into the normal range. Starting out slow with weight training and working my way up, I was noticing that there was no pain in my elbow after a while and I started to wonder if I might be able to play a little golf taking it easy again.

    So l borrowed some clubs from a buddy a couple weeks ago and we went out for a leisurely round. I played from the senior tees, swinging very easy and concentrated on just having a good time. I shot a 106, couldn't hit a wedge to save my life, but had an absolute blast and the best part was there was absolutely no pain from my elbow. Went and bought a few used clubs to have my own and went back last weekend to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Shot 104, but again, no pain at all from my elbow.

    So I am back to playing again, although I am limiting myself to once a week and playing from the senior tees for quite a while. I have pieced together a set of clubs for now, but those of you who remember me know how long that will last, I've already ordered new wedges....
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    Good to see you back, man! I hope your elbow continues to hold up. I know how being on the shelf can impact your mental state. Glad to hear you are getting after things.

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    welcome back. keep up the progress!
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    Welcome back and good luck in getting back into the game pain free!
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    Welcome back and I hope your elbow continues to be pain free. Scary how one day your passion can be swiped away from you. Glad it is back.
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    Welcome back and stay healthy!
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    Good to see you Bullitt, glad to see you make some changes and that the elbow is better.

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    I was just thinking about you the other day buddy, wondering where you had gotten off to. I remember you talking about having a very demanding job, so I figured you were just really busy. Hope you're on the mend and get to enjoy your rounds!
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    Welcome back! Glad things are better and your on the course again.
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    Good to see you back.
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    Welcome back!!! I thought about you on several occasions and wonder how you were doing. Glad to see you back on the forum!!
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    Welcome back and congrats on getting back in shape! One small bit if advice that may help.Get some strengthening exercises for that elbow from you physical therapist and stick with them. I did all the recommended stretching and strengthening for 12 months after my shoulder reconstruction 3 years ago and then stopped since everything was 100%. 6 months later the pain started to come back so I started up the rehab exercises again 4 times a week and everything was back to 100% within a month. For me at age 49 I guess the shoulder rehab goes on for the rest if my life!
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