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Discussion: Shoulder pain

in: Soupbone; Soupbone > 2019-02-19

Feb 20, 2019 2:13 AM # 
I hope the shot(s) allows you to compete in the Birkie. Shoulder replacement time certainly bespeaks a worn out, very tired shoulder. With a new one, though, you should be good to go within 6 or so months - once you get around to surgery...summer plans etc. It can be very hard to come to near full stop for repairs:(
Feb 20, 2019 5:01 AM # 
Thanks, my chiropractor said my shoulder was like a 90 year old ladies. I had to say bet she’s not skiing the Birkie now is she.
I’m thinking at worse I’ll take 5 hours and go one armed. Nice and easy, eat and drink along the way and try to tour it!!
I’ll practice tomorrow and see if I can.
Feb 20, 2019 11:12 AM # 
Man, you're a beautiful skier. I hate to see you unable to display your art. Good luck, whatever you decide.
Feb 20, 2019 12:55 PM # 
matzah ball:
Some kind of brace or wrap? Its a difficult area to stabilize but maybe worth looking at...
Feb 20, 2019 2:47 PM # 
Well you could always stay home and begin a new terriers for dog shows! A terrier just won the big Westminster Dog Show in New York last weekend.
Feb 21, 2019 4:16 PM # 
Couldn’t get out to practice in the rain yesterday. Pain level not so severe with my cortisone shot. No braces would work it’s so internal. It’s not my lead pole side so that’s a good think. Hoping to get out today and try skiing if Steve can groom up the ice.
Feb 21, 2019 6:32 PM # 
Hope you got out to ski today and found the shot did the trick. And the pain disappeared as quickly as it came on. Are you going up to Hayward no matter what happens between now and Saturday?
Feb 22, 2019 1:45 AM # 
Check my log I skied today and it was ok!!
Hail the cortisone shot!
Feb 22, 2019 4:53 AM # 
I’ll take 5 hours and go one armed...50k might be a bit much, but no choice.

Looks like you've regained an arm. Cortisone often works magic.
Feb 22, 2019 10:22 AM # 
Yes, magic!

Glad that stuff is still working. By my recollection, you haven't had cortisone for over a year. I'd say you're a long way from confronting that replacement dilemma.

And just in time too: the Birkie Trail webcams all show a skiers' paradise...the best conditions in years! The Trail is closed until tomorrow morning...should be pristine. Good luck!
Feb 22, 2019 4:15 PM # 
Well, the Korte is about to start and that covers the last 28k of the Birkie trail. Plus some new snow on top tonight. If it’s much they’ll plow it off and not try to pack it.
Feb 22, 2019 6:10 PM # 
Ken are you doing the Korte too or did you learn from previous experience??

The 2nd half will be packed from the Korte, so that’s a good thing. Plowing snow off the course?? That has to be a first.
Feb 23, 2019 2:19 AM # 
Skipped the Korte — once was enough. Now the Prince Haakon 15k on Friday might be a fun warm up.
Feb 23, 2019 10:25 PM # 
Yes 15k might be perfect. I’ll think about that for next year. Of course I’ll be in such good shape maybe I’ll do the double.
Feb 24, 2019 12:27 AM # 
However, keep in mind that 15k takes you over all the hills on the back of the course. Probably not an easy warm up.

Nice skiing today. Everyone was slow.

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