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Mike CHS

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We don't plan on them living in the house but three of the four will come into the porch where the dogs stay when they aren't in the house. The 4th cat just recently started to come out when I'm outside.

I don't quite understand the dynamic between the cats and Lance and Sassy. Sassy expects them to run when she runs back to the house but the cats don't react at all other than walk or run toward the dogs like they want to play. Whisky is the only one that has zero fear and it's funny watching Sassy react when Whisky does his body rub on Sassy's legs. :)
 

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We are getting soft in my old age. :) We were going to work and separate the sheep tomorrow and take a load to the sale on Monday but I messed my shoulder up and we will make the next sale which is two weeks from Monday. The fact that the chill factor was in the single digits all day today and tomorrow had a bit to do with that decision.

I'm due for a checkup anyway so I'll start talking to the Doc about options for the shoulder. This is the same shoulder that was operated on several years ago but it's due again if it's possible. Driving T-posts are looking like a thing of the past.
 

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Mike, it's time to suck it up and face reality. Go for shoulder replacement and the following therapy. Don't go for home health therapy, go to a full fledged therapy facility where the therapist can work you hard. You NEED the therapy to get you back in good working condition.

BJ's shoulder was so bad, that it popped out of what was left of the socket several times a day. I popped it back in, he was in constant pain and had very limited use of that arm. The surgery fixed it, the therapy did what surgery couldn't do. The surgeon was disappointed in the range of movement immediately after surgery, while BJ was still knocked out. He couldn't raise BJ's arm past level with his shoulder. Told BJ that he would never be able to throw a ball.
after therapy, on a check up, when the surgeon opened the door to the examination room, BJ threw a tennis ball at the doctor and hit him with it. Get your therapy!

This is causing you pain, inability to do the things you need and want to do. It's time Mike. Stop being a stubborn donkey and git 'er done. Why keep putting up with this crap when you can get it fixed, do your therapy and get back to living your life? Duh.

And yes, my stubborn donkey drove T-posts once again. :love
 

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And to chime in from the "peanut gallery"..... YES, get it fixed. Mine were planned out and I did them as soon as it was practical... and considering the stupid complications of shut downs and restrictions from the covid crap.... with the crazy year, if I could have put the knees off a couple months and done them now, I could have finished out our late hay season and maybe the cattle would have gotten moved around in a more timely manner... but I was not going to take the chance of having to wait another 6-8 months..... normally we are 95% done with hay by the first of November....

It is no picnic to be laid up and out of commission.... but once I made the decision, I scheduled it and didn't change it... first the ankle, then the knees.....
At least you do not make your own hay so that is not a consideration.... and your sheep all get moved around your own property so don't need to be setting up catch pens and hauling animals like we do..... they shut down elective surgeries here again for several weeks with the latest increase with covid cases.... but I think they are back to allowing it....
And getting around with a shoulder surgery is not nearly as restrictive as not being able to walk safely like with knees and hips....
DO IT.....
 
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