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Unfortunately, Rich, you are 100% correct.

December 15, 2018 08:55AM avatar
According to the neurosurgeon, the need to slit my throat and fix the issues with my cervical spine were at the critical level. Worse than I had anticipated, but explains why I have been in pain for several years and after my fall last April it curtailed the bulk of my detecting and other activity this year. I was hoping the surgery would be a simple fix-it-all thing and I'd have full strength and mobility back in my shoulder, arm and hand but, like other things in life, that wasn't to be.

The neck pain and some associated shoulder and arm pain were gone immediately, but at best I might only get 80% of my mobility and strength back and it will still take another year of mending. Right now it seems like even making that level of progress isn't going to come easy, and on my visit with the surgeon last month he reminded me that he said I might get 80%, but shouldn't expect it. There's no guarantee.

Since '91 doctors have encouraged me to step away from the hobby as I am supposed to restrict any repetitive twisting, bending, stooping and standing back up. Now they are suggesting that due to the impact trauma and inability to shoulder a rifle or shotgun right now anyway, I might want to consider parting with my rifles and shotguns and also give up hunting. At least big game hunting as impact trauma isn't a good thing for my bad spine..

I'm working on that as well as thinning out a lot of my detectors that aren't really too terrible, but just too much wear and tear on my shoulder/arm and back. The XLT, sadly, is one of them in that mix. I'm also trimming out a few of my duplicate models and my goal is to keep my detector outfit as light and well balanced as possible.

Oh well, that's life.

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Subject Author Views Posted

XLT vs XL Pro which do you prefer and why?

Druid 72 December 11, 2018 11:13PM

My most accurate and deepest contender in the White's 4 filter category is?????

Hombre 95 December 15, 2018 04:44PM

Randy, I'd like to argue with you about the 5900 Di Pro ...

Monte 59 December 16, 2018 10:56AM

To answer a tough question, if forced to pick only one, I prefer ...

Monte 84 December 12, 2018 10:34AM

Re: To answer a tough question, if forced to pick only one, I prefer ...

Druid 57 December 12, 2018 11:24AM

Perhaps that XLT is available . . . . . . smiling smiley

Rich (Utah) 63 December 14, 2018 11:29PM

Unfortunately, Rich, you are 100% correct.

Monte 63 December 15, 2018 08:55AM

Re: Unfortunately, Rich, you are 100% correct.

OregonGregg 46 December 16, 2018 09:17AM

Re: Unfortunately, Rich, you are 100% correct.

Druid 45 December 16, 2018 04:14PM

Drew, about the XLT and mounting configurations.

Monte 43 December 16, 2018 07:17PM

Re: Drew, about the XLT and mounting configurations.

Rich (Utah) 45 December 17, 2018 12:04AM

Re: Drew, about the XLT and mounting configurations.

Druid 36 December 17, 2018 10:10AM

Rich(Utah), I am sure the XLT would have worked quite well for you.

Monte 55 December 17, 2018 05:57AM

XLT 's old and new . . . .

Rich (Utah) 46 December 17, 2018 05:52PM

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