Out of Action

Unfortunately, I’ll be going to the hospital tomorrow morning for my third shoulder operation, the result of a fall I took in Beijing two years ago. After two failed operations I’m not very optimistic, but my doctor thinks he can fix it. At this point, there’s almost nothing left to work with, and he’s got to rebuild the disintegrated tendons with some odd material (pig intestine, to be precise).

Okay, sorry to get so graphic. Bottom line is I’ll be out of commission for at least two days, and this may be my last post until the weekend.

Hopefully I’ll be back real soon.

The Discussion: 11 Comments

Good luck Richard, get well soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

April 13, 2005 @ 5:49 pm | Comment

Good luck! Hope that the surgery is successful enough that the Diamondbacks start bugging ya to go out and pitch for them.

April 13, 2005 @ 5:56 pm | Comment

good luck! I hope all goes smoothly.

April 13, 2005 @ 6:20 pm | Comment

Get well soon…

April 13, 2005 @ 6:25 pm | Comment

Take care and good luck!

April 13, 2005 @ 8:57 pm | Comment


Good luck with your surgery, it reminds me of my knee surgery not long ago due to a brown recluse spider bite. I was bed ridden and in pain for awhile.

April 13, 2005 @ 9:53 pm | Comment

Have a quick recovery Richard, and best wishes. Hope everything will turn out just fine.

April 13, 2005 @ 10:11 pm | Comment

I hope everything goes well for you and your shoulder. Always thinking of you and always reading The Peking Duck.

April 14, 2005 @ 3:34 am | Comment


Be glad you are having that done in the US.

Best wishes to a successful procedure and a speedy recovery!

April 14, 2005 @ 6:52 am | Comment

Hope all goes well.
Speedy recovery.

April 14, 2005 @ 9:28 am | Comment

pig intestine

That doesn’t sound very kosher.

I hope everything went OK. And, as if you needed any more reasons to hate Li’l George: he seems to think an injured shoulder is something to joke about!

April 16, 2005 @ 3:20 am | Comment

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