I'm grounded

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by thill, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. thill

    thill

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    I tore my bicep last night while taking out the trash! Seriously, I can't believe it! I was trying to lift up a garbage can full of heavy stuff to dump it into our large garbage bin to take it out to the curb for the morning pickup and as soon as I lifted up I hear a loud POP POP! I felt immediate pain and lost all strength in my right arm. My right bicep is now a different shape than my left bicep. My doc recommended a specialist (who happens to be a friend), I facetimed him tonight and he said it sounds like a textbook rupture. I see him Thursday morning.

    In the meantime, no more hunting off the ground and I have to have someone help me with all the heavy lifting related stuff. It sounds like I have clearance to pull a trigger from the ground and that's about it. I need a hunting caddy. This really sucks!

    Anyone dealt with a ruptured bicep before? How long was the recovery?
     
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  2. Waif

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    No ruptured bicep.
    But I have hunted from the ground the past 14 (?) years.
    Still kill a deer now and then just fine.
    Besides just healing , you'll have to rehab it too.
     
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  3. Flight of the arrow

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    I never have......but hoping for a speedy recovery, but I can’t imagine it will be before the end of this year’s hunting season, Flipping 2020 go figure!
    Flight
     
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  4. old graybeard

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    Bummer. Hope you mend quickly.
     
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  5. Trunkslammer

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    A hunting caddy, hahaaaaaa. Sorry about your luck but s*** will buff out, always does!
     
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  6. anagranite

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    Best friend tore his while he was working with me, he had surgery. They tied his bicep tendon re attached to his radius bone, not positive if it was anchors or drilling a hole. He was 6-8 weeks in recovery, surgery was painful for a couple days, now he's 95% back to normal except he can't straighten his arm the same as the other one.

    Not the worst or best injury to have and I wish you the best in recovery. Schedule it after season if the pain isn't terrible and try to hunt from the ground or a ladder stand with easy access.
     
  7. stickbow shooter

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    Tore mine ( left arm) when I trashed my Rotator Cuff and also tore my labrium. I hunted that season but it wasn't fun. Didn't/couldn't practice much. Final straw was when I couldn't hold my bow up. Arm still week as heck.
     
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  8. vsmorgantown

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    Sorry to that thill that sucks. But like others have said could be worse. I wish you a full and speedy recovery.
     
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  9. wild bill

    wild bill dumb redneck Mod Premium Member

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    suffered a type 2 slap tear end of may and was in surgery first week of june. 6-8 weeks of pt after that. been 2 years now and the only issues i have is sleeping. if i lay wrong on it i wake up in pain. i sleep with a body pillow now on that side so i dont roll over on it. sorry to say it was a pretty painfull surgery. a lot worse than my hip surgery. unfortunately i need my other shoulder done but im gonna put it off till i cant take it anymore
     
  10. Bill Fred Bear

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    I tore mine playing hockey. Didn’t finish the game but did still drink beer afterward at the bar with the team. It’s not that bad. Had surgery right away to reattach tendon. I’m 50 still pull 70 lbs. no problem. I don’t curl dumbbells and really didn’t rehab other than just doing normal stuff. My biggest issue may be my arm just doesn’t physically look as good as it used. First few days afterwards were rather painful but just apply ice regularly as I recall that helped significantly to reduce pain and swelling.


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    Ouuuuch! I hope that heals for you and you are able to enjoy the things you love.Take it easy maybe call it a season, spend the year rehabbing so you have future seasons in the trees.
     
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    If it tore tendons, you can't delay that very long, as they'll shrivel up and be no good. It'll take a while but you're young and will heal up.
    Best of luck on the surgery and speedy recovery.
     
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    FIL tore his changing a tire on his backhoe 35 years ago. He got all his strength back, but the muscle shape is much different than in his other arm. I'm sure the surgical techniques are vastly improved today, so just make sure you follow the PT prescribed and you should be fine. Gonna suck for a while though. Hope you heal up quick.
     
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    Get your surgery asap. Meanwhile, do your best to immobilize your arm. Try not to straighten it and avoid stretching or contracting the bicep. The longer you wait to surgically reattach the tendon, the more difficult the rehab and recovery is. Torn my Achilles many years ago...not fun. Best of luck to you.
     
  15. Gamekeeper

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    Yes My hunting partner is recovering from the surgery right now
    His Blew out, he got the surgery a couple days later, they reatttached the muscle to the bone with screws and things,They immobilized it in a fiberglass mold and let it heal 6 weeks
    Then daily physical therapy for 6 weeks
    His will be 3 mos end to end
     
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