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Putting the clubs away for a while?

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    Tar Heel
    OK Chuck, here it comes......

    We all love golf and it's part of the fabric of our lives. But like all things, there are the limitations we all must face. Your's is currently your back, which is integral to playing golf of course, but even more important in the general quality of life. So take it easy will ya! I have to interject that it's appropriate to be an informed and involved patient, but caution first is very important with a back and your overall health.

    You know may not know the intricacies of my health issues since my MS diagnosis in fall of 2017. There is absolutely nothing black and white with this disease at all. Day to day, minute to minute my physicality changes. On course that happens too, so in a 4 four hour round I can be my "same old player" self, and devolve into a 30 handicap in mere moments. I absolutely know how a body can test you, and timelines become laughable. Everything is grey, and as maddening as that is for me and my personality, even on days I can't accept it, that's my reality.

    So take it easy sir. Treat your back cautiously so it can be good to you and thus you can have more enjoyable days on course. Please.

    Thanks, Randy.  Had the injection this morning.  Taking it real easy for a couple of days then not swinging a golf club for a couple of weeks.  If I still have the pain after two weeks will go back to the Dr and have an MRI and set new plan.  Otherwise I can resume a normal life, traveling the world with my wife and playing golf.  I had this injection in February 2016 and it has helped and the pain returned about six months ago.  At 73, hope this injection lasts this long again.  It does get me out of my household chores this weekend.  ha..ha..ha.. Life is just too short not too laugh at least once everyday.  Randy, I truly wish you wish you the very best with you health issues.  It is good to know your limitations and enjoy what we can while we can.  Cheers and thanks.  Chuck.          

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    I can totally relate, I had the UCL (Tommy John) surgery last July, just got clearance from my ortho to even think about golf. I'm back, kinda…...

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    Good luck, Chuck.  Golf course will be waiting for you, it's not going anywhere.

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    Get well soon CZ!!  Take it easy and hopefully they get you squared away in no time.

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    Get better soon Chuck!
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    It seems that as we get older and we have injuries that side line us for a while we are way to anxious to get back into the game.  Simply because the shot gives you relief doesn't mean you are ready to go out and practice/play.  Take more time to let your back really improve so that your not back at the Spine Institute within a couple weeks.  The game of golf will still be waiting for you when you are truly ready to get back at it.

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    Same here. I felt that pain a week ago! I know how it feels :)

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    Barry B.
    It seems that as we get older and we have injuries that side line us for a while we are way to anxious to get back into the game.  Simply because the shot gives you relief doesn't mean you are ready to go out and practice/play.  Take more time to let your back really improve so that your not back at the Spine Institute within a couple weeks.  The game of golf will still be waiting for you when you are truly ready to get back at it.

     Doc said a week should be good but two would be better to be safe and I feeling much better.  I had this same shot in 2013 and has lasted a long time.  Allowed me to play at least three days a week.  Plan on giving it a shot this Friday and wishing for the same long results.  Cheers and thanks to all.  

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    Glad to hear it and that hopefully you'll be back, no pun intended, on the course in no time.  Hoping the shot last as well, looks like the family will be heading to Myrtle again next summer and I'd love to meet up with you guys again.

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    Played my first round today at my course since November 6th and it was rough going.  Hit about sixty balls at the range last night over a hour and a half period.  Chipping area was closed and wish I could have worked on that.  Was a bit sore from the session last night and today's round.  Think more from being inactive than from the bad back issues.  Played in a money match and broke even for the day and was pleased.  Did not play very good, had one birdie on #17 and after a horrible drive on #18, was 208 out and managed to par the last hole with a chip six inches from the hole.  Our course is closed Monday for a tournament and my pro has asked me to go up to Georgetown to play at  DeBordieu Golf Course.  It is an awesome course and only about an an hour from Mt Pleasant.  Thanks for well wishes......am talking it easy and no full out swings.....just got a call this morning (Sunday) that DeBordieu is closed on Mondays so we will be playing Founders Club in Pawleys Island up the road a few miles....its is going to be a beautiful day, a day of golf and the price is right.....  =)

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    Monday's round was sluggish on the front nine, but redeemed myself with a three over on the back nine and started getting my game back in tune.  Only second round since injection over two weeks ago.  The ball was actually going where I aimed it.  Monday evening at home was nightmarish.....lower back and leg in pain and has continued thru Tuesday.  Called spine institute and left message to get appointment for MRI.  Will call back in the am to set this up.  Think there is more going on then what happened three years ago.  No more golf until we get this in order, just too painful at the end of each round.  Very disappointed.  We plan on a cruise in the western Caribbean in early January and I want to be able to climb those Mayan pyramids again.  Also want to attend the PGA show and play golf while in Orlando the end of January.  A  lot of walking at the show.  Just too many things to do as a retiree......will meet with Dr after the MRI results come back....

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    Hey Chuck have you decided to take the clubs out Yet?

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    Chuck,

    Sorry to hear that you are still having back issues after getting the latest shot.  I hope you are able to get this taken care of and are fully healed before spring arrives.

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    Chuck,

    Sorry to hear that you are still having issues with your back.  Hopefully after your MRI the docs will know more about what the problem is and what the best course of action should be for full recovery.

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    WOLJAM
    Hey Chuck have you decided to take the clubs out Yet?

    Yes, I played two rounds since injection and the pain came back after each round.  Am going back in on Monday for a MRI to see what the next step is.  My clubs are back in storage until this is completely resolved.  I have too much on my plate in January for this to continue.