Dusty Hanshaw has been an IFBB Professional since he received the 2014 North Individuals present. His final professional competitors was on the 2018 Vancouver Professional, the place he positioned eleventh, however his fanbase is as loyal as any athlete in his sport. Hanshaw shared so much about his life on social media and YouTube. So, when followers didn’t see something from him for some time in 2021, there was quite a lot of concern. It turned out that he had been in a coma. He defined how the ordeal began to Dennis James on a current episode of The Menace Podcast.
“I acquired a bit of steak caught in my throat, however you understand how it will get caught however you possibly can nonetheless breathe so that you’re wonderful? I used to be actually nonetheless getting dressed and shifting on when life. Then, I lastly swallowed it, however I can really feel it drag the entire method down my throat,” stated Hanshaw.
He was nonetheless feeling involved, and he even threw up later that day, however he advised James that it was blood. A nurse pal advised him to go to the hospital instantly, the place he threw up blood a second time. It turned out that he had reduce his esophagus. There have been issues throughout the operation to restore the reduce, and Hanshaw ended up in a coma from Might 13 to June 8. Hanshaw defined the trigger that led him to being out that lengthy was coping with acid reflux disorder for a number of years.
“It had thinned out the liner of my entire esophagus,” he stated. “So, when that (steak) went down, it ripped the complete size of my esophagus.”
Hanshaw went on to say that he was additionally dehydrated and caught pneumonia whereas he was beneath. He considers himself fortunate to be alive, and he’s grateful as effectively, however he attributed his expertise with bodybuilding for him to get well utterly.
“I actually consider with bodybuilding that now we have a connection to our our bodies that’s simply completely different,” Hanshaw defined. The medical doctors anticipated him to take as much as three weeks to have the ability to stroll and get well sufficient to go away the hospital. Hanshaw shared that it didn’t take fairly that lengthy.
“The lengthy story brief is three days later I left the hospital.”
Hanshaw is now again to coaching, consuming usually (sure, together with steak), and making essentially the most out of every day he has. He and James lined quite a lot of floor on this episode, together with the opposite ordeals that he handled whereas he was within the hospital, his transfer from Arizona to South Carolina, and extra. Be certain that to subscribe to the Muscle and Health YouTube channel so you possibly can see all of DJ’s interviews on TMP in addition to different content material, together with the Reps podcast, Sleeveless, and extra.