Dusty Hanshaw has been an IFBB Pro since he received the 2014 North Americans present. His final professional competitors was on the 2018 Vancouver Pro, the place he positioned eleventh, however his fanbase is as loyal as any athlete in his sport. Hanshaw shared loads about his life on social media and YouTube. So, when followers didn’t see something from him for some time in 2021, there was a whole lot of concern. It turned out that he had been in a coma. He defined how the ordeal began to Dennis James on a latest episode of The Menace Podcast.
“I got a piece of steak caught in my throat, but you know how it gets caught but you can still breathe so you’re fine? I was literally still getting dressed and moving on when life. Then, I finally swallowed it, but I can feel it drag the whole way down my throat,” stated Hanshaw.
He was nonetheless feeling involved, and he even threw up later that day, however he informed James that it was blood. A nurse good friend informed 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 in the course of the operation to restore the reduce, and Hanshaw ended up in a coma from May 13 to June 8. Hanshaw defined the trigger that led him to being out that lengthy was coping with acid reflux disease for a number of years.
“It had thinned out the lining of my whole esophagus,” he stated. “So, when that (steak) went down, it ripped the entire length of my esophagus.”
Hanshaw went on to say that he was additionally dehydrated and caught pneumonia whereas he was underneath. He considers himself fortunate to be alive, and he’s grateful as nicely, however he attributed his expertise with bodybuilding for him to recuperate utterly.
“I really believe with bodybuilding that we have a connection to our bodies that is just different,” Hanshaw defined. The docs anticipated him to take as much as three weeks to have the ability to stroll and recuperate sufficient to go away the hospital. Hanshaw shared that it didn’t take fairly that lengthy.
“The long story short is three days later I left the hospital.”
Hanshaw is now again to coaching, consuming usually (sure, together with steak), and making probably the most out of every day he has. He and James coated a whole 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. Make certain to subscribe to the Muscle and Fitness 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.