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How is everyone's preparations going?
« on: August 15, 2017, 01:39:29 PM »
Hope everyone is getting ready for elk season.  This year I am super excited I got a multi season elk tag.  I figure this could be the year to get my first ever elk. :tup: Well hit the brakes there vern.  Looks like I may have tore my meniscus in my left knee.  Almost 4 years from doing the same thing to my right knee.  I can tell you I didn't do it doing something crazy or working out or running.  I was lifting a case of water from a cart at Costco into the back of my car.  Hyper extended my knee pop and straight pain like a knife through my knee.  Still going to try and get out there.  Muzzy on my buddies property in October.  See what the docs have to say in midst of hunting.  Ice and Aleve for now.  Hope everyone has an successful year.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 01:43:53 PM »
Hope everyone is getting ready for elk season.  This year I am super excited I got a multi season elk tag.  I figure this could be the year to get my first ever elk. :tup: Well hit the brakes there vern.  Looks like I may have tore my meniscus in my left knee.  Almost 4 years from doing the same thing to my right knee.  I can tell you I didn't do it doing something crazy or working out or running.  I was lifting a case of water from a cart at Costco into the back of my car.  Hyper extended my knee pop and straight pain like a knife through my knee.  Still going to try and get out there.  Muzzy on my buddies property in October.  See what the docs have to say in midst of hunting.  Ice and Aleve for now.  Hope everyone has an successful year.

Sorry to hear that. Hope for a speedy recovery.



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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 01:48:56 PM »
Hope everyone is getting ready for elk season.  This year I am super excited I got a multi season elk tag.  I figure this could be the year to get my first ever elk. :tup: Well hit the brakes there vern.  Looks like I may have tore my meniscus in my left knee.  Almost 4 years from doing the same thing to my right knee.  I can tell you I didn't do it doing something crazy or working out or running.  I was lifting a case of water from a cart at Costco into the back of my car.  Hyper extended my knee pop and straight pain like a knife through my knee.  Still going to try and get out there.  Muzzy on my buddies property in October.  See what the docs have to say in midst of hunting.  Ice and Aleve for now.  Hope everyone has an successful year.

Sorry to hear that. Hope for a speedy recovery.
When I tore it in my right knee it was right before archery season.  Had surgery done the end of September and was lucky enough to get out late season deer and get my first ever black tail. Crossing my fingers this one doesn't feel as bad but it hurts like the heck.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 01:51:26 PM »
Dang you Murphys law!!!
Dang you straight to heck!!!!

Sorry about your knee.
Don't forget that acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil) can be taken simultaneously.
Best of luck.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 01:54:18 PM »
Dang you Murphys law!!!
Dang you straight to heck!!!!

Sorry about your knee.
Don't forget that acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil) can be taken simultaneously.
Best of luck.
Found that out when I injured my right knee  :tup:
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 03:18:14 PM »
Oh no, Russ! Hopefully they can stitch you up quickly.

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 03:59:41 PM »
I've been busy prepping things for the fall hunts, we'll be ready for it all to start Sept 1 for us, can't wait!
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 04:20:32 PM »
Lean Mean Hunting Machine !

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 04:48:54 PM »
Me and this guy have a date come September. Nothing better then a old Roosevelt :drool:

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 06:17:59 PM »
Are they planning on doing surgery? if the tear is minor and just needs a little clean up, You might be able to walk immediately.

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 06:42:19 PM »
Kinda fat and out of shape this year... but I'm shooting better than ever and I'm still stubborn so I'll still go where I want it's just gonna suck a little more than usual   :chuckle:

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 07:05:02 PM »
Are they planning on doing surgery? if the tear is minor and just needs a little clean up, You might be able to walk immediately.
Waiting on the va for an appt. 

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2017, 07:26:02 AM »
I got some good news on Friday.  Back last year I was the acting supervisor while my supervisor was recovering from and stroke.  This year he retired and I applied for the job.  I officially got offered the job and accepted.  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:   I get to supervise myself here at my shop and 2 radio techs down in Vancouver.  We will be hiring techs for my area which is the Olympic NF and Mt Baker/Snoqualmie NF.  Keep an eye open because I will post the job opening when it is released.  Hopefully this will lead to good luck in my hunting season.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 07:34:57 AM »
Sorry to hear about the knee, Russ. I hope you're able to repair and hunt. Don't screw it up worse though.

The 1st anniversary of my hip replacement was yesterday. I didn't hunt big game last year for the first time in almost 50 years. Over the last year, I gained 25 lbs by eating everything. The last two months, I've lost that 25 back and hopefully a few more by next week. I know during the season, I'll lose at least another 10, so that's good. My shooting is good. My legs are strong, although the hip aches if i don't stretch all the time. I bought a pop-up from a nice member this year for $1K and spent another $1K getting it serviced and repaired. Ouch! But, I didn't need any gear. I'll be packing everything this weekend ready for my first-ever 2 week elk and deer trip with my new friend Cab. I'm psyched. We're hunting a new area.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 08:14:11 AM »
Sorry to hear about the knee, Russ. I hope you're able to repair and hunt. Don't screw it up worse though.

The 1st anniversary of my hip replacement was yesterday. I didn't hunt big game last year for the first time in almost 50 years. Over the last year, I gained 25 lbs by eating everything. The last two months, I've lost that 25 back and hopefully a few more by next week. I know during the season, I'll lose at least another 10, so that's good. My shooting is good. My legs are strong, although the hip aches if i don't stretch all the time. I bought a pop-up from a nice member this year for $1K and spent another $1K getting it serviced and repaired. Ouch! But, I didn't need any gear. I'll be packing everything this weekend ready for my first-ever 2 week elk and deer trip with my new friend Cab. I'm psyched. We're hunting a new area.
Good luck  :tup:   Hope things are successful for you this year.
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