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Unfortunately, Rich, you are 100% correct.

December 15, 2018 07:55AM 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 411 December 11, 2018 10:13PM

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

Hombre 381 December 15, 2018 03:44PM

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

Monte 347 December 16, 2018 09:56AM

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

Monte 406 December 12, 2018 09:34AM

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

Druid 278 December 12, 2018 10:24AM

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

UtahRich 336 December 14, 2018 10:29PM

Unfortunately, Rich, you are 100% correct.

Monte 303 December 15, 2018 07:55AM

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

OregonGregg 293 December 16, 2018 08:17AM

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

Druid 266 December 16, 2018 03:14PM

Drew, about the XLT and mounting configurations.

Monte 285 December 16, 2018 06:17PM

Re: Drew, about the XLT and mounting configurations.

UtahRich 275 December 16, 2018 11:04PM

Re: Drew, about the XLT and mounting configurations.

Druid 271 December 17, 2018 09:10AM

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

Monte 333 December 17, 2018 04:57AM

XLT 's old and new . . . .

UtahRich 308 December 17, 2018 04:52PM

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