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Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 24, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
Well just back from the Doc.
Yes, I reinjured my rotator Cuff
and I go in for Surgery on the 20th of Sept to get it fixed.

This tim the Doc says he may have to open me up rather than do it Arthro-
scopically to fix it.

OUCH!!!!!

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Hopefully I don't TRIP over any more cracks in the sidewalk. :)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 24, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
Darn, Cosmic, you might as well move in with yer surgeon - you've already
paid for at least a bedroom and a bathroom!

Hopefully the third time's the charm! :-)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
Reilly;
Part one was for my Hernia Surgery a year and a half ago.
Part 2 and 3 are for my shoulder, so I hope the second time is the charm!

Dam! I'm a KLUTZ on flat ground
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
the green triangle, cali
Aug 24, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
best of luck. i dont really know you personally but i can say that i feel your pain. keep that head up.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Aug 24, 2012 - 02:06pm PT
That sucks bigtime Cosmic! Looks like I might be done early this year if you need a ringer in the fall to help out.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
Thanks Big Mike!
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 24, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
Hey there Cosmic.
My wife's been through much the same. First arthro, then nearly a year later open surgery. She's much better now, still has to be careful. She keeps herself fit at the gym and with yoga.
Good luck to you!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 24, 2012 - 02:22pm PT
Good luck with all this. Hope you can get back on the rock sooner than later.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Aug 24, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
There's still hope, hang in there . . .
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 24, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
Hang in there Dwain....this to shall pass, besides the parrots need you.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 03:23pm PT
LOLOL, Donini.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Aug 24, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
That full on sucks dirty balls brother..

I remember Pagen and I going to climb King Fisher - first 20 feet of the hike and he slips and falls on his bad surgically repaired shoulder....jeepers...



My arm feels real good - trying real hard not to mess it up in anyway as it is not really healed for at least a few months. Had a small trip at a concert last night......f*#k..
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Aug 24, 2012 - 03:49pm PT
Dam! I'm a KLUTZ on flat ground

Reminds me of the quote from Morten Downey jr. in Air America:

"All my frick ups happen on the ground".

Hoping it all workz out.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
Riley;
We sure are Clumsy on Flat ground, eh my FRIEND?

When I tripped and fell, it's too bad I didn't land on my head instead of my shoulder, I wouldn't have got hurt if I had landed on my head!
There's NOTHING there to INJURE!!!

:)
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 24, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
There's NOTHING there to INJURE!!!



GUFFAW!!!!!


Maybe time to work on the photoshopped manips, eh? :-)


Awwwww, you know what <puff> works well <puff puff> fer healin' all that shizznizz <Puff puff puff> GRIN !!!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Aug 24, 2012 - 04:14pm PT
Dang it man! was afraid of that- i FEEL yur pain dood...
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 04:21pm PT
Yeah Ron.
I was starting to feel the same way about a month and a half ago when it seemed like I wasn't getting my strength back.
5 months post-op and I still can't lift a milk jug past horizontal
with a straight arm. I can lift it up to almost horizontal,
and past that, extream pain.
I have full mobility, just NO strength.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
I wish I could Puff Puff, and my supraspinitus would reattach itself, Tami.
But the puff puff is for pain and not healing.

:(


I guess I am going to have to stock up on new Manips
Cause after the surgery my Manipulating arm is going to be immobile for a month or so.

My Right arm can't manipiulate worth S#IT!!!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Aug 24, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
well at least it may not be permanent. mine is killin me right now. They will probably have to open you up from ear to elbow so-to speak- but at LEAST they will see and repair ALL. Next spring youll prolly be livin up on the crags.;-)
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Aug 24, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
Cosmic, good talking to you today! We'll stay in touch after the repair part tw#t, uhhhhhh trios. Work hard as we talked at getting the surrounding muscles in killer shape prior to the tw#t surgery.
Peace

if you can't make the Peter Gabriel gig, I'll take tickets as payment for services so far rendered! Just kidding, I KNOW you'd never miss one of those.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
"They will probably have to open you up from ear to elbow so-to speak"





Just another SCAR to add to my COLLECTION, Ron.
It can't be any worse than these of the many that I already have.

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Maybe I should start a thread called,SHOW us your SCARS!!!
and a free prize to the person that has the most surgery scars.
(maybe a, Do it Yourself Suture kit as a Grand Prize)


:)
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Aug 24, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
I sense that Locker's gonna have a BONER from that last post of Cosmics legs
Peace
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 24, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NO PIX PLEZE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
I'll get to that PG concert
even if I have both arms and Legs amputated, Ron!!!!

:)

Don't worry,Ron I am keeping up on my PT.
The Doc was amazed at my full range of motion and
no atrophy.

Good talking to you today, and when we meet again,
be prepared for you and your Wife to be taken out to a good Dinner
at Red Lobster or Restaurant of your choice!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 04:47pm PT
"I sense that Locker's gonna have a BONER from that last post of Cosmics legs"








I'm not WORRIED about Locker, Ron.

I'm WORRIED about...











































































DONINI!!!!!!
Credit: Cosmiccragsman


OUCH!!!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 24, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
Oooo...Noooo

Well let the docs keep at it....

till its right.

I would hope you get lots of the best pain meds.

Best o luck.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Aug 24, 2012 - 05:21pm PT
Get 'er done, Dwain! Good luck.
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Aug 24, 2012 - 05:33pm PT


Well there goes our City of Rocks gig...



Cosmic...

Try real hard not to fuk it up again...


Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
I'll try, Locker,
I just have to AVOID Cracks in the sidewalk.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Aug 24, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
It should be no prob Cosmic, just cash in a few of those good Karma points you seem to be collecting.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
What karma points, Tork?
If I had any K Points I wouldn't have got reinjured.
either that or I'm OVERDRAWN.

:)
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 24, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
I know, Locker, I was so looking forward to City of Rocks. It's been too long. I HAVE to get back there!
Daphne

Trad climber
Black Rock City
Aug 24, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
I'm so sorry for the bad luck. Get well soon!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Aug 24, 2012 - 06:21pm PT
either that or I'm OVERDRAWN.

Maybe you're just OVERDWAIN.

Remember, there is no self...

:)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
You don't know how sad I feel about not being able to go to City of Rocks
Phylp. I almost cried leaving the Drs office knowing I had to cancel the trip. I was so looking forward to it.
Cancelling the trip hurts me more than my shoulder does
sullly

Trad climber
Aug 24, 2012 - 06:27pm PT
Bummer. But that Donini pic should keep you laughing.
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Aug 24, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
Sorry to hear that Cosmic....
MisterE

Social climber
Aug 24, 2012 - 07:20pm PT
Man, that sucks Dwain - thanks for the call today. Come on down and do some slab climbing with us anytime - we got an spare bedroom!

Best wishes for a full recovery...eventually.

Skip went through this process with her bicep tear. Be patient, my friend!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 24, 2012 - 07:27pm PT

I hope this fixes it for good, Cozmeek!
Get better soon. You wanna me to send you a walker????
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Aug 24, 2012 - 07:51pm PT
Dwain, Sorry to hear about round three. But, good to hear your voice.

Maybe we can all do City of Rocks next June?


Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
That sounds AWESOME, Spider!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 24, 2012 - 08:32pm PT
Cosmic....Stay off the crack and get well...RJ
this just in

climber
north fork
Aug 24, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Bummer. Good you're getting it fixed right, but shitty being on the shelf. Wishing the best, Tollhouse will be prime when you're ready to rehab.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 25, 2012 - 07:03am PT
City of Rocks.....sign me up! Bring one of the parrots Dwain, we'll need an alarm clock so we don't burn any daylight.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Aug 25, 2012 - 07:20am PT
Meh. Surgery blows. Having to re-do surgery REALLY blows. ;(

Well..Let me know when you are up for another 1-armed slab climbing day at Corpse Wall ;)
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Aug 25, 2012 - 07:59am PT
Dwain-

Bad news, bro! I was really looking forward to finally getting to climb with you during Facelift. Get it fixed "right" this time, and keep up on the PT as Ron suggests (insists?). Maybe there'll be another Spring JT fundraiser and we can climb then?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 25, 2012 - 08:54am PT
CoZmic!!!!

WTF dude? I missed this. Sure sorry to hear about the shoulder.

A great attitude is one of the great healers, and you've got that.
You know we'll all be pulling for you.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2012 - 09:33am PT
Yeah Bruce Looks like I fuked myself up a month after my first surgery when I tripped and fell.
I really didn't know for sure till about a month or so ago when I wasn't getting my strength back and It was aching and still popping all the time when I moved it.
I found out for sure Yesterday after the doc told me the results of the MRI I had done last Thursday.


"Laugh, and the World laughs with you.
Cry, and you cry in your BEER alone"


:)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Aug 25, 2012 - 11:37am PT
Come up to Canada when you get better Dwain. Lots of friends to make sure you have lots of fun !
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Aug 26, 2012 - 09:31pm PT
Cosmic, bummer and good luck with fixing all that ails you.

I think i'll send you something to keep you company....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8q5lJauFYs
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Aug 26, 2012 - 09:49pm PT
One operation leads to another, leads to another, leads to another . . . It's a slippery slope that I've managed to avoid by using this magic formula: seek a second opinion and tell the surgeon, No! Took 3 years of absolutely brutal weight lifting but my shoulder is getting real close to back to normal. Just took a long, long time plus laziness staying off it. Don't ask me my opinion about the pandemic of shoulder, back, hip and knee operations and I won't repeat my rant.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 27, 2012 - 12:28am PT
hey there say, cosmic... oh my.... was hoping this wouldn' be that bad...

:(

will be praying for you through this..
god bless the trail to healing... and to more good climbs...
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 27, 2012 - 07:07am PT
Sorry to hear this. Best of luck on the new surgery! Take care...
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Aug 27, 2012 - 07:40am PT
I feel your pain cosmic...the jury is still out on my repair too, it just keeps eating at the back of my mind...

Best of luck and sending you the love my friend ;-)
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Aug 27, 2012 - 08:17am PT
Cosmo Bro, I was so sorry to hear your going under AGAIN!! Wishing you a speedier and more careful recovery this time.

I was looking forward to seeing you at the facelift. Next time my friend,
H
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 27, 2012 - 09:16am PT
Him on comeback trail!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2012 - 11:03am PT
Bruce;
I did get a second opinion.
DR said the same thing,
I MESSED up the first surgery when I tripped and fell
a month after the surgery and ripped the supraspinitus.

Lord knows I don't want to get another surgery, but it is interfering with my business and my climbing.

It's my own dam fault I tripped on a crack in the sidewalk!
I'm a Stupid KLUTZ on FLAT Horizontal ground!
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Aug 27, 2012 - 11:06am PT
Sorry I missed your call dwain...im still game for some BR action..ill give you a call today or tomorrow.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Aug 27, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
As much as I dislike the whole surgery 'culture', a catastrophic tear of the supraspinitus does require surgery if you want it to heal up again. If it's torn clean through, there's no other way. It just won't fix itself. However, all the surgeries that are done to repair partial tears of the supraspinitus tendon (IMHO) are just expensive quick fixes to stop the pain quickly, but do not necessarily correct the underlying problem. MRIs are always subject to interpretation according to the skill and experience of the interpreter, but a full range of motion study doesn't lie. If you can't hold your arm out in front of you at 90 degrees, the dang thing is torn clean through and has to be stitched together to heal properly. Just won't do it on its own.

Best of luck with your 'Trois'!
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Aug 27, 2012 - 05:45pm PT
bruce you would have dug my re-encapsulation and bankart w/cuff tear and slap ligs (2nd time for them, 2 new anchors as the old ones were unusable...) - no effin way that was going on its own...

cosmic where was the crack in the sidewalk ? you should lawyer up and see what happens ;-)
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Aug 27, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Cosmic!

When do you go under the knife?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 27, 2012 - 06:26pm PT
When do you go under the knife...? And will it thwart your cosmetic campaign...?
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
Sept 20th, Brokedown.

RJ; Yes. I can only manipulate with my Left.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
Aug 27, 2012 - 06:51pm PT
Boy, sorry to hear you need to undergo more pain, Dwain.

I don't want to feel it, especially.

I know it's just an expression.

But to make it feel better, here's what your new rack looks like!

lol, brother.

MFM
Credit: Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
Nice Ice Screws, Mouse!!!!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
I can't sue someone for my stupid mistake, Pagen.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
Cosmic...That's what you get for Tripping while at work......RJ
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:18pm PT
this is america dwain - you can sue anyone for everything, right ? jk...

f*#k those screws look mean...i have no idea which models they used, but there's 4 in my right and 1 or 2 in my left shoulder, 2 of the #5s in my thumb...they hurt more when you know what they look like :-)
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:43pm PT
Ouch! I still have one of those screws in my right ankle after 29 years! Only remember it's there when in offwidth cracks! Ouch!
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
cosmic, that's too bad. try to just take it one day at a time, that's my rule for dealing with injuries. and do what gomez says, ss
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Aug 29, 2012 - 10:59pm PT
Hang in there - hope the medical expenses aren't taking too big a toll...
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:00am PT
What is wrong with you!? We were supposed to climb this year! Better heal fast!
Got your missed call, was busy. Will call soon homez!
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Sep 17, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
cosmic good vibes for thursday bump - dwain i'm hoping you get better faster stronger and SOON ;-) we will be thinking about you...
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Sep 17, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
Better get two thirty packs!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Sep 17, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
Screw #5 looks down right mean. Hoping for the best outcome Dwain; third time's a charm.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 17, 2012 - 06:40pm PT
D'oh!
Three days to go.
Went today and had all my Pre-Op work done.

Yesterday, Trundlebum, Athena, and I, went to Rainbow Canyon,105 miles NE of Vegas, and did my last Tripod climbing before I'm laid up again for the next 2 or so months.

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I may be a CRIPPLE, but, I'm not DISABLED!!!

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 17, 2012 - 06:43pm PT
Pulling for you lad! Tell Athena and J-Ray hello for me.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 17, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
I will, Donini. If you go to the Facelift you will probably see Athena there.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 17, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
Cosmic...How are you gonna pee with just one hand...? RJ
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Sep 17, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
oh my.. 3 days.. VISUALIZE healing ! big hug LP
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 17, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
RJ;
Use the other hand!
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Sep 17, 2012 - 07:00pm PT
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Be alright!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers
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Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 17, 2012 - 07:04pm PT
I thought that was DIE!!!, Blueblokr.
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Sep 17, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
Hang tough and good-luck Dwain.

this just in

climber
north fork
Sep 17, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
Good luck cosmic. Glad It's getting fixed and watch them sidewalks. Cool climbing shots.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Sep 17, 2012 - 09:25pm PT
Age sucks. Good luck and fast healing up Dwain.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 17, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
God bless you, Cosmic One. And be nice to the nurses. ;-)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 17, 2012 - 10:15pm PT
Dude, you could get five each of those screws Mouse posted pictures of, and you'd still have about a tenth of the metal I've got in my leg. Rehab wasn't much fun, but the metal holds everything together just fine.

Good luck with the surgery, and keep us posted.
MisterE

Social climber
Sep 17, 2012 - 10:18pm PT
Lets climb some slab this winter!

Just don't invite Aldude or G-Gnome, they make us moderate slab folk look bad - and who needs that during recovery or whenever?

:)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 17, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
Yer ON, MisterE!!!!



Ghost;
You should see my knee.
It has some stainless steel screws and Gortex in it.

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Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Sep 17, 2012 - 10:50pm PT
Better heal soon after it is done, and don't mess it up again Mr. Clumsy!
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Sep 17, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
Keep the faith, bro! Everything will work out well.
We will be thinking about you & praying for you all day.
So no worries. We got ya covered!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Sep 18, 2012 - 06:14am PT
I need to track down one of those portable sound-bite devices with the bionic-man sound to use in your presence.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 18, 2012 - 07:44am PT
I can't help it that I'm Horizontally IMPAIRED, Vitaliy.
I just gotta start looking down rather than UP!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 18, 2012 - 08:08am PT
Cosmic, you don't really believe that I look at those pictures, do you?
I just scroll right on by while looking at the edge of the screen. All I
need to do is take my sock off. Wait, that didn't quite sound right...

Credit: Reilly
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Sep 18, 2012 - 08:11am PT
look like GREAT edging shoes- a little C4 on those babys and your on!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 18, 2012 - 08:15am PT
Yeah, Ron, plus they would be great in corners - but they only gave me one.
That reminds me that after I did Stone Groove the first time I swore the next
I would wear an EB on the left foot and a Robbins boot on the right.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2012 - 04:01pm PT
Just got a call from the Doc's office;
My surgery is 2:30PM tomorrow

That's good, I can sleep in in the morning!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 19, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
Good luck
We're thinking of you
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
Thanks Jaybro!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Sep 19, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
Good luck and hoping that luck has nothing to do with it though.

Stay cosmic if you know what I mean.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2012 - 04:11pm PT
Oh I will zBrown!!

locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Sep 19, 2012 - 05:16pm PT


Full amputation of your head seems like the most appropriate surgery...

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Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2012 - 05:53pm PT
Which HEAD, Locker?????
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Sep 19, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
cosmic bump...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Sep 19, 2012 - 08:43pm PT
I'd be asleep by now, or at least pretending to be, but remember:

two heads are not necessarily better than one (depends upon who's heads)

a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down

going down sometimes can be like a spooful of sugar (if you know what I mean)

best wishes for a safe knife encounter

I went back and read through the whole thread (I hate not being in with the in crowd) if you know what I mean - liked your photos - you look different - fairly cosmic



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 19, 2012 - 09:32pm PT
Good luck Cosmic! Hope you got your wheelchair booked so you can avoid walking for the next couple months! ;) I'm thinking ringer in mid-late Oct?
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2012 - 12:00am PT
^^^^
CHECK, Big Mike!

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rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 20, 2012 - 04:54am PT
Cosmic...That's a sweet looking porta potty but it looks like you forgot the toilet paper..?
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Sep 20, 2012 - 10:47am PT
Sweet anaesthetic dreams, Cosmic. Wake up today from that knife-nap feeling refreshed and strong.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2012 - 10:50am PT
Thanks Phyl!
Getting ready to head out the door in about an hour for the Hospital.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 20, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
So Dwain,
You're about to get screwed?
Good luck to you. Sorry I won't see you at Facelift. Take good care of yourself on the convalescence.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
OUCH!!!!!
Just got back from the Hospital.
I was LUCKY.
they were able to fix it arthro rather than cut me open.
I'm still kind of WOOZY

DAM no more Manipulations for a few weeks. :(
It's the pits typeing with ONE hand!
splitter

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Sep 20, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Awesome. Yer still alive and kicking!

Pain means they did't really F'up and accidentely cut a nerve. If ya had no pain...UH OH!

Hang in there, bro! The worst is behind you. It's count down time to full recovery!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2012 - 08:58pm PT
actually splitter, they did a nerve block.
my whole arm and shoulder is still numb.
Ishould start feeling the PAIN sometime tomorrow.

:(
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Sep 20, 2012 - 09:03pm PT



Thats good news and nice rainbow shirt on the targus tank.

You know you will make it to FL , woozy or knot.
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Sep 20, 2012 - 09:07pm PT
cosmic...i KNOW that pain :(...hang tough bro, start pre-loading with 2 painkillers every 4 hours, scotch...

it is still the worst pain in the world imho...its like the novicaine wears off inside your shoulder ;-) i have no idea how people do that without the nerve block...you'd come to in that...

be well dwain...6 months from now you will be back to better than ever !!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Sep 20, 2012 - 09:07pm PT
Glad to hear it went better than you expected. Speedy recovery to you, if you now what I mean.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Sep 20, 2012 - 09:13pm PT
Heal well. Got the book; brings back memories. Especially the tick marks.

Cheers man and thanks for thinking about me when you had much more important concerns.

I'll deliver it tomorrow. Should be interesting when he realizes who he shares the office with.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2012 - 09:22pm PT
lol Johntp
That's just the select guide.
you should see the tick marks in my regular jt guidebook
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 20, 2012 - 09:41pm PT
Hoh man, I forgot all about this!
Glad you're back through the other side!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2012 - 09:45pm PT
thanks jaybro!
The doc said i did a good and thurough
job of messin up his first surgery
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Sep 20, 2012 - 09:52pm PT
Heal up well! Take care-
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 20, 2012 - 09:53pm PT
Okay, be more carefuller with this one!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
i'm sticking to my wheelchair this time, Jay!

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this just in

climber
north fork
Sep 21, 2012 - 09:38am PT
How you feeling Dwain? What's the timeline?
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 21, 2012 - 09:43am PT
OUCH, TJI!
nerve block wore off at midnite.
haven't slept since.
now I'm waiting for the cpm chair to arrive from the med supply
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Sep 21, 2012 - 09:44am PT
CPM chair???...

What the hell is that???...

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 21, 2012 - 10:15am PT
The sound of one hand typing...

Git zen, CC...

Git outta there, too, eventually. The chair, I mean.

Happy Trials, podnuh.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 21, 2012 - 10:25am PT
this is a cpm chair, Locker and MM





Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 21, 2012 - 10:39am PT

hopefully they don't send me the older model of the cpm chair!
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locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Sep 21, 2012 - 10:47am PT


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Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 21, 2012 - 10:54am PT
ha
mines at least better than those electric carts they have for handicapped wal mart customers.

in mine i can run over the other shoppers to get to the specials.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Sep 21, 2012 - 11:10am PT
best wishes for fine surgery and an easy recovery!!!! big HUG!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 21, 2012 - 11:22am PT
Sick chair Cosmic! How's the pain?? I think i'm having sympathy pains or something.. my shoulder/neck siezed up on me yesterday! ;)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 21, 2012 - 11:36am PT
thanks lucky pink!
it's a bummer i wont see you or hh
next week at facelift but i'll be thinking of you both.



big mike;
since the nerve block wore off the pain is pretty bad.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 21, 2012 - 11:41am PT
That sux Cosmic. Hope the docs fixed you up with some good pain killers... Burn one for us! :)
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 21, 2012 - 11:44am PT
Nooooooo, say it ain't so. I'm gone several months and return to this! Actually that pic of the passive motion chair is alot sexier than the beat up straight-from-the-dungeon one I had. Sailing for 3 months I wasn't the best at keeping up with my exercises and I feel the stiffness, but I think the "injury" has healed.

All the best,
Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 4, 2012 - 12:09pm PT
How is it going cosmic? Peter gabriel soon right?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 4, 2012 - 01:23pm PT
Angel Gabriel. Cuz...ygd from the chair.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 01:56pm PT
Yes Mike.
Concert is tomorrow night.
We have to be there by 3pm for the sound check and then we go to the VIP
Room.

Oh, did I mention, We have VIP Tickets?

Woo WHOO!!!!

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Mouse;
The Torture CPM chair is getting easier to handle now.
The only bummer is, Having to give the Sieg Heil
Salute, 6 hours a day.
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