Our Tennis Community
Thanks to all the dozens of friends who have commented, advised, consoled yesterday and today via phone, email, FaceBook and blog. It all has been very, very helpful to me.
It has become apparent that we have developed among us a strong “Tennis Community” that provides a forum for asking for help and sharing common histories. In 2007 when I had my challenge with prostate cancer, it was incredibly helpful to talk with people who had already gone through the process and told me what to expect.
Our forum is like that. It takes away the “fear of the unknown.”
Great news … the MRI shows that my bicep tendon is fully torn off the shoulder! Why is that “good news”? Because this surgeon does NOT operate to repair that; and says that I will be good to be back on the court in four weeks!
The American Association of Orthopedic surgeons write that “Surgical treatment for a long head of the biceps tendon tear is rarely needed.” I understand that some surgeons doing rotator cuff repair surgery will actually cut off a frayed bicep tendon while they are in there!
It appears that the short tendon will hold enough in place and I can live with the Popeye muscle. For a great article on the subject from them, click HERE
So, I feel 100% better (both physically and mentally) today and am now packing the van so The Wachtel Family Traveling Circus can hit the road tomorrow morning to Savannah / Connecticut / and then New Hampshire. Thanks again to all my tennis friends.
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