Note from Jim Howard - SMWC Hall-of-Fame Member
June 19, 1998

To Friends and Family,

I injured my shoulder back in Feb working out with the High School
team getting ready for the State Championships.  The injury was not 
improving so an MRI was done to assess how much damage.  The results 
of the MRI indicated Surgery was about the only option.

Once inside my shoulder the Surgeon found much more damage than 
anticipated and the surgery time went from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. 

The major items listed below:

Damage to the bicep tendon, damage (tear) to the rotator cup, 
damage to cartilage, and bone spurs were removed as well as a piece 
of my collar bone. 

The recovery time after the operation went from 4-6 weeks 
to 4-6 months.  I really was looking forward to the 4-6 
weeks.  That was something I could live with.  The 4-6 months 
I am definitely having problems with.  
 
Jim Howard