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Thumbs up What Ever You Do...

Keep that sense of humor in the garage. Nice new bits, heal well, and we'll stay posted for a progress report.

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All my best wishes , too.

Stunning, awesome pics !

Can't translate it (without losing the sense of it) , so I post the original Text of another good wish for you:

HALT DIE OHREN STEIF !!!

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Wow, I don't need to look too far to see someone worse off than me!

Sorry Rick, heal up brother.
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How old are you, and why do you think your back developed such problems.

This is a teachable moment of the first order.

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Well Dean at 60, I have been told that I am young for these surgeries. Didn't feel that young the last couple of years but I guess it is all relative.

My left knee and back have caused pain for 30+ years so I think general or overuse have caused the slow wearing process. I have always been very active bicycling, hiking, DH skiing and probably the most damaging was playing squash. Squash is a very high impact sport and I am not a small guy. In hind sight maybe a little more general conditioning and attention to warm up and cool down could have helped. Also stopping when there is pain to give it break.

My general condition has been good enough to let me do what I wanted without possible being the correct shape for the event. An example would be doing a 200+ mile one day bicycle when I had only ridden 125 miles in the previous 6 months. A couple times I hiked distances that crippled me for a week. Those are the things I would like to take back.

I have enjoyed myself so it is hard to judge. Then again there is always the genetic component to factor in too.

I still say enjoy today.
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Yikes, I don't know if I'm more freaked out by the Xrays, or impressed by the metal bits.
Either way, best of luck healing up and getting back up to speed.
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Thanks RB, I'll be 68 in March and am still going strong, no Squash or Football but other sim activities plus being a serious motorcyclist for well over 50 years. My lower back is starting to make its self known....

What they have done to you is nothing short of amazing.
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Best of luck RB. Keep us updated.
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Hang in there Rick. You're on the upslope now.

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Until the knee gets redone but I don't think it will as big a deal.

Today has been the worst since I got home last week. Woke up at 6AM getting cut in half with pain. Took a pain killer and laid there for an hour and a half suffering. Took another pain killer and feel asleep for a couple hours. Now I am just trying to chill for the rest of the day until I get the staples out late this afternoon.

Did get out for my first walk yesterday. Made it to my bro-in-law's house next door to look at the koi. 45 minute trip with my ski polls and some site seeing.
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RB - Best of luck. Stiff upper lip and take one day at a time.

I herneated L2 and L3 on July 30, 1990: In 5:00 O'Clock traffic, in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum, I had a quick and decisive battle with a Lincoln Town Car wherein I lost and so did the sweet 1977 100/7 that I had nicely sorted out.

I choose PT over surgery. I suspect you do not have the option. I really hope that it works out well for you and that, above all, pain is lessened. I cannot imagine anything worse than severe back pain.

As for doing a 200+ bike ride w/o being in shape I would further hope that the nut behind the wheel gets torqued down a bit before that fun ride is tried again.

My father always told me not to get old if I could help it. That was one more thing from him I didn't listen to.
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Morphine.
Morphine sucks. I am just a sensitive guy, morphine upsets my system and kept me from eating for five days in the hospital.

Luckly for me my wife is a nurse anesthetist and a very good advocate for me. It is great to have someone on your side who understands the medical system and how things work. Her drug knowledge helped to finally get things sort so I could eat and go home. It was fun to watch her make a suggestion to the surgeon's assistant. He said that was not what they normally do for pain but in my case normal was not working. He checked with the surgeon and they agreed to try her suggestion and it did work. She handled it well, no one's toes got stepped on and I got to go home.
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Last Tuesday marked four weeks since surgery. The hot stabbing pain that stops you in your tracks I had before surgery is all gone. Call me happy. There is a dull ache at the hardware site that diminishes with each passing week. I like the term my wife used, de-conditioned. With the back pain and knee problem, I had not realized how far down the fitness slope I had rolled. A call from the surgeon's office suggested more walking was needed to regain strength. As I am now waiting for a knee replacement, walking 20 minutes has the knee pissed and I am done at around 30 minutes.

Things are sure looking better and probable have to go back to work in about two weeks. Looking forward to riding the S again to see how that works.
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Thanks for the update. We're glad to hear that some progress has been made.

A good friend of mine crashed his bike a few years ago and broke his back. He had surgery and spent a couple weeks in the hospital, and then about 8 months at home in a bed set up in front of the tv. He was about 60 at the time.

So, I guess I'm suggesting that you don't rush the healing process. Yeah, getting going again is good therapy, but don't overdue it.

Keep us posted and we'll pray for your healing.

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Glad to hear it Rick. Tell you doc you want to start riding motocross just to see the look on his face.
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Glad you are on the mend... I am seeing my knee surgeon Monday to schedule repairing mine, as it let go a few weeks ago .. hoping some new ligaments is all I need... Oh and I have an appointment Tuesday with another surgeon for a hernia... I am falling apart.
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Best of luck! Have some titanium bits here and there throughout multiple appendages myself. Nothing the likes of yours however. Heal well.
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