I'M BACK..................Well, kind of back.

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Garth Reckner, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Finally able to get back to the shop after shoulder surgery 2 weeks ago.

    Had 3 bone spurs ground off, an impingement removed, some muscle repair and some scar tissue removed. Still have some physical therapy ahead of me and it will be a bit before I am back up to full strength. Starting to get some of the lost mobility back and Dr. and therapist both seem pleased with progression so far. Most likely wont be doing any grinding for a while but at least I can get back here and not be stuck at home doing nothing. Still pretty painful at times but I am off the hard meds finally and am able to function without feeling mentally out of it.

    Gonna miss out on bow season this year:mad: but Dr. seems to think that I will be able to get out for gun season:thumbsup::D if therapy continues to progress as it has been. Hopefully I will be back to grinding about the same time as well.

    Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to Jerry, Jennifer and the Entire Busse Crew. They have been so helpful and supportive. Couldn't ask for a better group of people or place to work. Amy has been making sure I don't do anything I shouldn't be doing yet with her own special way of reminding (nagging):p. But she did bring me ice-cream so I guess that makes it ok. Jerry has been providing a steady stream of big brother love:rolleyes: (harassment) to keep my spirits up and to apparently motivate me to heal faster. Like I said, simply could not ask for a better support team. I love you all.

    And to all of you who have reached out to me with the well wishes and caring. The Busse group here and abroad is really much more than a group of strangers who happen to be into knives. You folks are like family to me and the genuine caring is much appreciated.:thumbsup:

    Thanks everyone and I will be back to the grind as soon as I possibly can.

  2. Ironkid883

    Ironkid883 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Hope you have a speedy recover Garth and don't worry I'm sure u missing out on bow season is a good thing just means more tags next year? Give the poor critters a chance to populate.
    All the best from ireland
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  3. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    Glad you're back and hope you recover fully soon.

    BTW, whoever took care of my Battle Saw and NFBA did a phenomenal job! I've been meaning to make a post on the awesome experience I had but I haven't had a chance.

    Thank you!
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  4. Dangerneck

    Dangerneck Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2012
    Speedy recovery to you, Garth. Hope you are back to 100% real soon! Also, let's just address the elephant in the room...the doctor didn't say "no knife hunting", right? I'm sure dropping from the trees with a barbaric yawp and a MOAB in each hand upon an unsuspecting white tail is enough to scare it to death. (DISCLAIMER: NOT A DOCTOR)
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  5. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Good to hear you are on the mend. With your eye to healing, and avoiding undue strain on your shoulders and arms, you might have to design some light, fast fighters and choppers...
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  6. wolverinealpha1


    Apr 6, 2010
    Stay hydrated and take a multivitamin! Lots of rest and walking to keep blood clots from forming. You got this! Rest up brother!
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  7. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Glad to hear that you're ahead of the curve on your recovery :thumbsup:...take it easy, we've got Infi-o'plenty to hold us till you're ready to get back to "the grind." ;)
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  8. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator

    Jun 4, 2001
    Glad you are back brother.

    Need me to make a kydex shoulder brace for you ? :)
  9. UNRL Ghandi

    UNRL Ghandi Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2013
    Hey buddy glad to hear you're progressing well and that the Busse crew are taking good care of you. Hope you can get out for rifle season.
  10. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Excellent! Take good care of yourself Garth, and you'll be back at your grinder in no time !!! :D:thumbsup::thumbsup:
  11. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Get well, get strong, quickly and painlessly. :)

    All the best mate.

  12. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Welcome back!:thumbsup::D:thumbsup:
  13. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Glad you are on the mend, Sir.
  14. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Glad it is going well mate !!!!! I have a list of unloved blanks you can search the shop/storage/junk bin for and turn into knives for me....only if it helps occupy your healing time of course..!!! :D

    The most important thing is sticking with the PT as others have said....!!! Best of luck with it....!
  15. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Good to see you back among the living! Best wishes in your recovery.
  16. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    glad your back. remember to drink with your good arm.
  17. willic

    willic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2013
    Glad to see you back! Get well!!!
  18. LizaMari

    LizaMari Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 16, 2014
    Yay! You’re back! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  19. LizaMari

    LizaMari Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 16, 2014
    Or, even better, you can drink with your mouth!

    (sorry, couldn’t resist)
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  20. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Welcome back and great to hear about your smooth recovery so far! Keep it up, brother!

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