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Panshovevo
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 05:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Donít think I updated this thread along the way as well as I could have.
The unnecessary incision got infected,and of course it was MRSA. Three 10 day courses of Bactrim DS (Double Strength) and a visiting nurse every other day for around 5 weeks or so to change the bandage and the gauze packing in the wound channel.

Finally seems to have cleared up and closed up.

Damn ribs still hurt.



Still riding.

(Message edited by Panshovevo on September 08, 2019)
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Panshovevo
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 06:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

On the good side, I got the White Lightning running by swapping parts with the S3T.
Gotta order a fuel pump, and try soaking the injectors again.
The previous owner claims to have just replaced the stator and regulator, but according to the Kuryaken voltmeter, itís not charging yet...more BS to sort out.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 04:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

John, you might consider letting your body heal. It's tough sitting around and I totally get wanting to get back in action, but it sounds like you might be delaying your healing and causing complications. However, maybe you subscribe to the other school of thought of getting the damaged parts moving as soon as humanly possible? IDK.

Trust me, I know the feeling. I injured my ankle pretty severely and I was sofa-ridden for two weeks recently.

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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 04:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Turns out the bikes were an excuse for untoward behavior on her part...

If I'm reading that right...I've been there. My big get-off in '08 resulted in months of hospital and rehab...2 leg rebuilds...broken ribs...cracked vertebrae...collapsed lung...and she got bored. Somehow she figured she was entitled.

Buh-bye.

Do your PT and your OT, but don't push too hard. Aches mean a good workout; instant shooting pain means quit NOW. Keep working on range of motion, especially that shoulder. I missed shoulder surgery by a hair back in '08 and I still have a huge amount more range in that arm than I do in the "good" one, just because of the PT exercises!

Baby steps. It'll come around, just don't rush it. Push too hard, and your body will fight back.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep, pain is definitely your body communicating to you. The key is knowing how much to push and I agree that a good rule of thumb is aching discomfort is the limit. Shooting pain means you went too far.

I am currently dealing with this right now with my ankle. I am at the stage of breaking up the scar tissue (compounded from prior injuries that were not properly treated) and getting the ROM back. Tendons and bones heal slow!

The ankle/foot is a fascinatingly complex part of the anatomy. It seems like a miracle that it works at all with all the small bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, fascia that have to work in concert and the fact it has to support forces that can occasionally be several times your body weight!
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Panshovevo
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I appreciate the advice, but I donít do stationary worth a damn...never have.
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Panshovevo
Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 12:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Itís like this...either I keep busy and keep my mind occupied, or...I canít even go there in public.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 01:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Keeping busy and keeping your mind occupied, doesn't have to include putting stress and strain on the injured areas. I sit still poorly, too...if all else fails, and your body is arguing with you, and you simply "can't" sit still...go to sleep. That'll rejuvenate the injuries super-fast, your mind won't be wandering or stressed, you won't be tapping your fingers with boredom...and you'll heal.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2019 - 04:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I don't like sitting around either. I have lost about 15 pounds in the last month due to my recovery and being sedentary. I know much of it is muscle mass due by just looking at the atrophy of my bum leg. However it's just part of the recovery process and when I ramp up my exercise to my pre-injury levels the muscle will likely come back nearly as fast as I lost it (hopefully).

I have been dealing with the boredom by reading up on the anatomy of the calf and foot (amongst other things related to my injury). While I don't know the name of every muscle, ligament & tendon in the region, I can say I know the how it's all supposed to work on a macro level.

It's been utterly fascinating and humbling to learn about the human machine and I believe it will certainly help in my ongoing rehab.

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Panshovevo
Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Still having a lot of pain.
I just recently found that there were at least 2 broken ribs in the front of my chest (along with some cracked ones) that were left to heal on their own. They still hurt.

The GP who has been writing my pain med prescriptions for around 9 years has cut me off and referred me to the Pain Center at a hospital not far south of here.
I have gotten spinal injections from them for about four years, and was happy with their service, but the super-efficient. NP I once dealt with is gone, and Iím getting jerked around left and right.

Living on pain meds sucks, and it gets worse all the time.
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Xbpete
Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That sux John... still have a wadded up shoulder, got the "bump" and a clicking from my shoulder blade, they missed the cracked bone... lost some range and did not get much over a thousand miles this summer and still have the damn chicken strips, hurts like hell when I pull up on the bike when in deep so I pretty much cruised and did some high speed straight stuff for shiznits and giggles,,, I still cackle like a moron when she power wheelies,,,,, yeah, pain sux, be well and get well!
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Panshovevo
Posted on Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 09:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

[ďYikes . . you are in my neighborhood . . .Bluehairville!

Scares the heck outta me to drive . . . riding ,for me, is out of the question.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery !Ē]

Never did thank you, Court. Iíll say it now. Thank you.

Whereabouts are you? WPB area?

Iím based around 35 miles north of there.

Can I buy you lunch someday?
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Panshovevo
Posted on Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 11:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

[That sux John... still have a wadded up shoulder, got the "bump" and a clicking from my shoulder blade, they missed the cracked bone... lost some range and did not get much over a thousand miles this summer and still have the damn chicken strips, hurts like hell when I pull up on the bike when in deep so I pretty much cruised and did some high speed straight stuff for shiznits and giggles,,, I still cackle like a moron when she power wheelies,,,,, yeah, pain sux, be well and get well!)/red]

Iím focusing on the tubers for now. Trying to save the marriage for the kids, for better or worse.

Iím waiting for an appointment for some intercostal injections. If I understand correctly, they will be targeting the nerves that were knocked out during the rib plating surgery.

The NP told me there are no guarantees...as she put it, you have a ton of metal and an awful lot going on in there.



BTW, just in case anyone had any doubts, it was my unregistered and uninsured XB9R that bit me. (race prepped but in need of tuning)

Bikeís in fine shape.

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Panshovevo
Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 07:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, Hells bells!

I got the intercostal injections Friday, noticed somewhat of a difference immediately. I was hoping for progressive improvement.

Then yesterday, while in the group therapy thing the wife talked me into attending with her. I was involved in a psychodrama re-enactment of a disturbed individualís childhood. I had seen him several times before demonstrating a high level of rage, to the point where I was concerned for the safety of other participants if he was pushed too far.

This time, I controlled the amount of pressure applied to him, and I cranked it up to see what would happen.

The coaches let me do it, as I had expressed my concern about him in the past. They brought a couple of different forms of punch-absorbing bags to place between us, but I was still getting moved around by the force of his blows.

He eventually did break down and his rage turned to sobs.

It appeared that this session might have been productive. In later vocalizing of inner feelings, there was a new tone coming from him. Where previous instances had been followed by continual anger, this time the tone sounded more like forgiveness.

I hope so...because I think something broke in my shoulder again...
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Panshovevo
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Harlan, going back to your post of September 12th, I do subscribe to the theory of getting parts moving ASAP.
It has backfired on me a time or two, but mostly has worked out.

I got jumped by a jealous boyfriend back in 1980. I attempted to pivot on one foot and let his momentum carry us to the floor with me on top.
I pivoted, my foot didnít. I lost control of the situation briefly, and had to reach down in my bag of tricks to regain the upper hand.

I was riding a kick-start Sportster in those days, and had to ride home, then back to town to the ER after I removed the jump boots I was wearing, and saw the funny angle my foot was hanging at.

Long story short, I was told the ankle was too badly broken for the ER doc to handle, and an orthopedic surgeon was called in.
After he found that I had no insurance, he wrapped a cast around it, told me to stay off of it for 6 weeks, and sent me home.

I missed one day of work, and spent the next six weeks making and delivering concrete roof tile...and riding my Sporty every chance I got.

When the last cast came off, I was told to go to physical therapy (aka PT). I didnít need to.

When I had the three level lumbar fusion surgery in early 2016, PT was at my bed 6 hours after the rather extensive front and rear surgery, to get me out of bed and up in a chair.
At first, I told them they were freaking nuts, but they convinced me that it would be even harder if I waited until the next day. I did it.

When they first had me walk the ward, I passed a room from which emanated a mournful moan of pain. I asked what was up with that, and was told it was a patient who had been the recipient of a major scoliosis correction surgery, and had continually refused to get out of bed for PT.

The family had eventually decided to sedate him to whatever level it took to make him comfortable, after being advised as to the probable outcome and signing the necessary releases.
He left the following day under a sheet...

I redoubled my efforts after that, and set a goal of doing double what they asked me to every day. I left the hospital ahead of schedule.

(Message edited by Panshovevo on November 21, 2019)
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Panshovevo
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 06:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Another example was the time I strained an Achillesí tendon in Basic Training.

I went on sick call one day because of it, and was told by a medic to ice it regularly and stay off of it for three weeks.

Nope, wasnít going to happen...that would have meant being Ďrecycledí to a later training cycle, and it had been made clear to us that short of a loss of a limb or something else dramatically visible, we would be treated like whale sh#t, the lowest of the low.

I pushed on...10 miles a day of running to the rifle range with gear and a rifle, and havingíGI partiesí every night until 1:00 AM or so because our platoon didnít come in first in the PT (Physical Training) qualifications. Still scored expert in the marksmanship qualification, and after about four weeks, I realized it didnít hurt any longer.

(Message edited by Panshovevo on November 21, 2019)
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