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  1. sportouree
    12-29-2011 04:17 PM - permalink
    sportouree
    I've got a r1100S lite and I live in Marietta, GA. Let me know if you want to get together, the weather should be getting warmer soon.
  2. Emmbeedee
    02-09-2009 11:48 AM - permalink
    Emmbeedee
    I don't think mine are bent but I'll keep your offer in mind.

    Thanks.

    Mike
  3. peter f
    01-21-2009 08:54 AM - permalink
    peter f
    Oops! What an idiot (yours truly) > I've just spotted your messages...

    Situation so far (21-Jan-09) - Peter F = Peter Fotiadis, my e-mail is pfotiad1@otenet.gr

    1. RB3 + L gizmo + you name it > a piece of crappy thing (but again...who can tune a RB3 in Greece? you tell me). By that I mean that there's NO noticeable difference .

    2. RB maps > WHAT parent site? Dimsport has some crap maps and RB USA requires a password in order to have access. Note: HUGE difference with maps available in the PCIII sites etc etc.

    Moral : the art of pointless (so far). Blew 1K Euro for what? You tell me!!

    Cheers, Peter (same e-mail is SKYPED)
  4. michaelrm69
    01-02-2009 07:36 PM - permalink
    michaelrm69
    Hmmm, strange? I can see the number in the message at the bottom of the page. Anyways, it's 860-859-7834
  5. EZ-RIDER
    01-02-2009 04:20 PM - permalink
    EZ-RIDER
    Hi Mike;

    Thanks for explaining a little about your ordeal, I will keep in touch with you!
    You didn't leave a phone #
  6. michaelrm69
    01-02-2009 02:29 PM - permalink
    michaelrm69
    Hi Tom,

    My first symptoms were some blood in my urine over a 3 day period (November 2007). It wasn't severe, but enough to make my urine pink-red. There was no pain associated with it, and it didn't happen every time I went to the bathroom. I have had kidney stones in the past and thought that maybe I had a stone that was cutting my internals somehow. I almost didn't go to the doctors about it, but a few weeks earlier I had a friend that was my age (I was 38 at the time) pass away from a blood clot and felt that going to the doctors couldn't hurt.

    I have had a regular urologist for the last 15 years because of the stones and he felt that a cat scan was in order. A week after that I had an MRI due to a "black spot," on my kidney, and on 22 December of 2007 I was told I had cancer. I had a 3.7 cm tumor in the upper portion of my left kidney. My urologist recommended me to a specialist in the area to see if doing a partial nephrectomy was possible.

    At this time I still felt great and was doing everything that I normally do. I run and bicycle a lot and at this time I was still running 5 miles every other day, hiking for hours on end, exercising in the gym and mountain biking whenever I had the chance. I also ate pretty well compared to a lot of people. I rarely eat red meat (I like it, it just doesn't sit well with me) and snack on fruits and veggies all the time. I'm not big on sweets, but I drink a lot of coffee, and I like a good bear or bottle of wine. I probably average a drink a day if you spread it out.

    So, my oncologist stated that doing a partial wasn't a good option for me due to how close the tumor was to the ductwork within the kidney. He felt that the radical nephrectomy was the way to go and felt that after my recovery I would go on to live a perfectly normal life. My surgery was scheduled for late February 2008, and I continued to live my life as normal. It was a very strange timeframe for me because as I have mentioned, I felt fine; my life hadn't changed at all. My wife and friends were more upset than I, so I would laugh, joke and smile a lot to make them feel better. Once they saw that I was okay with it, they seem to be okay with it. It was on my mind a lot, but not so much worry as it was confusion over how great I felt. I really didn't want the surgery and at times I thought that I could go on without it. Kind of a silly thought, but you begin thinking weird stuff with all the new info you are confronted with.

    So, in the first week of February I was trail running with my dog on a pretty rocky course for a few miles and came home feeling great, but needing to go to the bathroom. When I started to piss nothing but pure blood came out. All of a sudden it became clear that I was actually ill and needed to call the doc. I continued to pass large amounts of blood and tissue on and off that day, and my doctor pushed up my surgery by 2 weeks.

    I was getting a full kidney removal by hand assisted laparoscopic surgery. The surgery was to last a few hours and it was expected that I would be in the hospital for 2-4 days recovering. The surgery was simpler then the partial, so my recovery time was supposed to be relatively short. 2 weeks at home resting with walking being the only strenuous thing that I was allowed to do. Over the next 4 weeks I would little by little be allowed to do more normal things and minor lifting. And at 6 weeks I was able to return to running/biking at a slow pace. The doc said that I could go back to work after 2 weeks, but I stayed out for the full 6 weeks. I had plenty of sick time from work and I wanted to go back just like I had left. I discussed my situation with those who needed to know and my friends only, so most everyone at work didn't know until I started my leave.

    My surgery went w/o a hitch and lasted for about 4 hours. As soon as I came to I was in extreme pain. More pain then I could have imagined. I thought my tolerance was pretty high, but this sucked. They gave me some pain meds pretty quickly and I was off to my room. My recovery room and service left a lot to be desired and I wanted out ASAP! They told me as soon as I urinated and was able to get up and move around that I could go. It took me a day and a half and I was out. The key to feeling better is getting up and moving around as soon as you are able to. It's tough to get up, but it's worth it. If you have a chance to check out the recovery area's and even talk to some people there do it. I was disappointed in my service and if I need surgery again I will be going to a different hospital (although the surgical staff and doctors were great).

    I had a lot of swelling in my stomach from the surgery. My primary incision was at my belly button and once open they have to move your organs all over the place to get at the kidney. This may not be the same for you because of the partial removal. I was in a lot of pain for the first couple of days, but it became more manageable sooner than I expected.

    A week after the surgery I was back in the hospital for extreme chest pain. I thought I was having a heart attack. It turned out that the CO2 that they pump your body cavity with to make more space during surgery hadn't completely dissipated and I had a pocket of gas between my lungs and ribcage. It was okay sitting up or standing, but if I laid down it was hell. I was given some more pain meds and slept sitting up on my couch for 2 weeks.

    I'm not big on narcotics, so I never took pills more than a couple of days and then moved on to aspirin. Here in Connecticut it was very cold out during February and March, so to get some exercise my wife and I would go to the mall every night so I could walk around. It helped a lot physically and mentally. The recovery time is when it really sunk in that I had had cancer. It screwed with my head a bit and I would get bummed out. Up until my diagnosis I had been very active in life and still felt like I was 20 years old and that I would live forever. It was a wakeup call I suppose and I don't take life for granted as much as I once had.

    At the end of 6 weeks I felt great and once I went back to work, started running and biking again I was even better. After a few weeks the surgery/recovery was but a memory, and every day that goes by a think of it less and less.

    One thing I did do was find a good Nephrologist to keep my remaining kidney in perfect health. As for diet, you’re not really restricted from anything, but they do want you to maintain a healthy diet, with fruits, veggies and whole grains being a big plus. Alcohol is limited to 2 drinks a day (the recommended amount anyways) and you have to drink lots of water. # liters a day was what I was told (although I also have the kidney stone issue to contend with). There are some medicines that you absolutely have to stay away from, the most common being anything with ibuprofen in it. This is poison to your kidney so stay away if you can.
    That’s most of my story and the things that I remember. If there is something that I missed, don’t hesitate to ask and if you want you are more than welcome to call me anytime. My number is 860-859-7834. If I don’t pick up just leave me a message and I’ll call you back as soon as I can.
    Take care Tom…

    Mike
  7. Jeff Williams
    12-29-2008 04:10 PM - permalink
    Jeff Williams
    Tom,
    I'm using Glasurit.
    Its the polyurithane paint bmw uses.
    I have a friend who shoots it in a paint booth.
    But i have been told that their is a two part spay can that shoots polyurithane instead of the thinner laquer.
    jeff
  8. EZ-RIDER
    05-16-2008 03:40 PM - permalink
    EZ-RIDER
    I may also be going to ride out to BMW MOA Rally in july I recall you saying that you were going to ride out; and were looking for a riding buddy ?
  9. dee jones
    05-15-2008 07:44 PM - permalink
    dee jones
    deejones@carolina.rr.com Give me a ping when your heading this way.
    phone 704 364-3399

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