As a USU fan it's tough to ever root for anyone at byu, but having had
similar neck problems I am wishing the best for Nick. Hopefully, he will have a
long basketball career. Good luck Nick.
That's sad and tough. Thank you, Elder, for your service. You blessed
people's lives. Best wishes in your recovery.
I hope he can have surgery and recuperate quickly, does any one know anything
about this condition and the prognosis??
Sorry to hear about the medical issue for Nick. I'm sure he blessed many
lives in the year he served. Good job, Elder!! I am curious how this will
be handled as far as basketball goes. Will he have to use a red shirt year
should he enroll in school? Will the treatments/surgery allow him to attend
school? I would imagine it would not allow him to play ball. Whatever those
details are, good luck to him in getting it taken care of and completely healed.
Seems like the first question that would have been addressed is what BYU fans
are thinking - can he still play basketball with the condition or with whatever
treatment it takes to resolve it if possible, therapy, surgery or what - and how
long the recovery. Or am I ahead of the game? Can't help but think about
this though, and hope for his complete recovery. Stuff happens, even on
missions. I had a son come home early with undiagnosed depression and bi-polar,
a pre-mission condition but not evident until the stresses of missionary work
and language learning and which is harder to take care of, as a mental health
condition, not physical like Nick's. How soon can this question be
addressed about Nick at this time, or how much time will it take, how much
medical attention, to talk about future prospects?.
Fix him up and send him back out to complete his mission.
I'm hearing of a lot of missionaries coming home early these days. Some for
medical reasons, but many for other reasons. I wonder why?
@Flashback & southmtnman - REally? Why don't you tell President Thomas
S. Monson, what was his excuse for not going? What I am saying, it is non of our
business. All I can say to Elder Nick Emery for a quick recovery and good luck
what you do.
The church is seeing more and more come home now due to the fact that at 18 many
are not emotionally ready to deal with the stress and rigors of serving.
Here's to a successful and compete recovery for Nick.
Sports nuts, funny you have such strong feelings against BYU. I hardly ever
cheer against Utah state. I don't remember much talk of usu ever while I
was at byu. I still don't hear much about them or talk about them with
fellow byu fans. It's very much a one way obsession between usu and byu. We
are your rival is that right?
Best wishes for a complete recovery.Thank you for your service.
JD Books may have a point, but the reality is there is no reason an 18 year-old
cannot handle the stress and rigors of mission life. Sadly, in my profession,
teaching at a college for more than 20 years, there has been a very noticeable
change in students, especially in just the past 10 years. Much of the blame,
IMHO, goes to parents who have no expectations for their children to do work
around the home (or elsewhere). In addition, many of these kids have never had
to share a bedroom or bathroom with a sibling, let alone another person.For the record, I realize this story is about an entirely different
issue than what I am talking about.
I have experience with this disorder. I hope he doesn't need surgery, but
he may - better to deal with it now.
@Sports NutzUSU fans never root for BYU? Weird. A lot of us BYU fans root
for you guys all the time. On that note, best of luck to Chuckie this year!
JP you should really pay attention to what is written. I didn't say USU
fans never root for byu. It's tough for me to root for them!Sports are fun, I have no idea who byu fans talk about and really don't
care. I also have no idea who the players from any school consider rivals and
once again don't care. byu is not a team that I care to see win in any
sport, anytime. It's just my opinion and has nothing to do with wishing
Nick the best. That's just wanting a kid to enjoy his life and be healthy
and happy regardless of where he goes to school.
Sports Nutz, I'm just pointing out its interesting you say "As a USU
fan its tough to ever root for anyone at BYU" which clearly implies your
affiliation with USU is what causes you to dislike byu so much. I've
noticed many other aggies feel the same. I'm also just pointing out its
interesting that BYU fans rarely think of the aggies or care much about them.
In fact I'd say 90% of BYU fans I know support USU, if/when we ever care to
watch their games. Its just funny how one sided the relationship is. You guys
clearly look up to BYU with disdain. We rarely if ever give much though to USU
Best of luck on a speedy recover Nick. Take care of your health issues and the
rest of life will fall into place in its own due time.
Actually I look down at byu with disdain. I am speaking for myself, not any
other Aggie. You on the other hand saying "we" when speaking about byu
(as if you are a part of their team/teams)and actually believing that
"you" speak for all of byu, is quite funny. GO AGGIES!
Sports Nuts - swing and a miss! Yes, I said "we" lets go back and read
the sentence. "In fact I'd say 90% of BYU fans I know
support USU, if/when we ever care to watch their games" As 99% of the
population would see, the "we" clearly refers myself and other fans - no
comment whatsoever insinuating I am part of the team. Swing and a miss again!
Keep looking at BYU though, since no one's ever looking your guys way.
This young man has shown that he is prepared to make big decisions, to sacrifice
and to serve the Lord. Turns out his mission was not to last for a full two
years.No one could ask any more of him.I hope for a speedy and
thorough recovery and wish him well for the future - whether that lies on the
basketball court or somewhere else - and am sure everyone else does too.
@Sports NutzSmithfield, UT"...byu is not a team that I
care to see win in any sport, anytime...Actually I look down at byu with
disdain." Not sure what caused you to have so much disdain for
everything BYU or anyone playing for them for that matter but I appreciate your
wishing the young man a quick recovery anyhow. If he ends up playing for BYU
after all I hope you won't regret that you wished him well. Btw, it's
precisely that kind of BYU hatred that makes me wish and want them to win in
every sport they compete in.Go Cougars! Good luck Utes and Aggies!
If Nick or anyone that knows him sees this, I hope he will find a good
Chiropractic practice and see if they can help! In regards to the number of
missionaries coming home early, part of that could be strictly due to the higher
number of missionaries who are serving...proportionately higher. But going
straight from high school to the mission field without ever having been away
from home before could be tough! Mom and Dad are there constantly one day and
you can't even talk to them on the phone the next!
big samoan, I hope that Nick comes back and regains his health 100% and
continues playing at a high level. If he were to have big games and thump the
Aggies I would be happy for him as a person that he overcame this problem, but
still wouldn't be cheering for the team to win. There can be both. My
disdain and lack of cheering comes from years of living with the holier than
thou attitude by so many byu fans.
I am a Therapist and have successfully treated bad cases of Thoracic Outlet
Syndrome.If the nerves are not past repair my success has been a result of
releasing tension in the muscle tissue in the peck muscles and just under and
against the clavicle. It can be painful but it has always been worth it. Good
luck I am sure he has the best medical care.
I hope Nick will recover swiftly and I especially hope he will try Chiropractic
prior to any surgery. It will work better for this than just physical therapy.
seen great results with chiropractic.
Get well soon, Nick, and best of success in whatever you choose to do afterward.