No Heavy Lifting!

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on November 16, 2018

Wow what a busy 3 weeks.  Sorry to be so late in letting your know what the Ash’s are doing, so here goes. 

 Gil went to Boise, Idaho with John Wiles of Best Wingshooting to check out a place in the US that you could hunt collard doves and pigeons.  At some point he noticed a bulge in his navel and it began to hurt.  Thanks to Mr. Google he was able to make everything back in place, but upon arrival in Houston we found a doctor!

 We all went to the NSCA National tournament and shot and had a fabulous time seeing everyone. Then off to quail hunt at the 74 Ranch . Lots of good quail footage was taken on the ShotKam.  Look for those on the Knowledge Vault in the next few weeks.  We did manage to spend a few days at the bay house before returning to Houston for Gil to have surgery on an umbilical hernia repair on Thursday.

 I had several great days of private lessons.  Gil came in and said he had scheduled his surgery. I mentioned that was the day we had a corporate event; and, not just any corporate event, but daughter Andrea’s company event.  It was more important to get the surgery over as recovery time is 6-8 weeks, so we stayed with the program.  Hopefully we could get Gil in early in the morning and home, and Brian and I would do the corporate event, but we wouldn’t know till Wednesday before the Thursday surgery.  Wednesday, we found out his surgery would be in the morning by 6:30 am.  We are up and out of the house by 5:15 am; get to the hospital at 6:15 and as you can imagine we wait to go in.  We got in to the pre-op room at 7:00 so all is good for timing, but Gil doesn’t go to surgery till 9:15 so hoping this one hour operation will be on schedule.  I go to the waiting room and wait and the doctor comes out to say all is well.  Gil is in the recovery room for about an hour then I could take him home. At 11:45 I’m able to go and see him and learn how to care for the wound.  I got him home and settled and off to meet Brian at our field and had a great time with the corporate folks.

 Now it was time to go home and check on the patient.  He was feeling pretty good and walking all around the house just like the doctor told him to do.  It’s been a few days now and he is doing really good and not hurting as much. Now he just has to not lift anything over 20 pounds for 2 months. Even fishing is out for awhile.

 And I will be the heavy lifter for the next 2 months.

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