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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-28-07, 08:35 AM   #1
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Jaxgtr's surgery a success

Well had my surgery on Wed and all went well. I now know why my knee pain was much more intense as I got closure to the cuttin' date. It seems the cyst I had was cushioning a small tear in the Meniscus which could not be seen on the MRI. The Cyst popped at some point and exposed the tear, which I did not know I had and was continuing to ride my bike on.

So, the doctor, cut out the bad bone, fix the meniscus and gave me some Percocet . Pain level is not too bad and have not really needed the pain drugs yet, so hopping that is a positive sign. I started walking around, with crutches, about 6 hours after the surgery, amazing thing I think, and only down side at this point is no showers for 3 days. I guess it's a good thing I am married to a nurse who can give me a sponge bath .

So the Medical Team, family and friends and especially my loving wife that have to put up with me and help me during this time. Your the best.
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Old 06-28-07, 08:37 AM   #2
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Good to hear, Brian! Outstanding! Enjoy that percoset!

Soon enough, we'll be seeing you stack on the miles, Bro!
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I guess I missed that you were going in for a surgery, but great to hear what a success it was jax.
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Old 06-28-07, 08:51 AM   #4
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Great to hear of the success! As a person with a bad knee, I feel your pain, but good to hear it's probably going to work out well for you.
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Good news. I had knee surgery in high school. It sucks being on crutches. My Mom gave me a bell to ring anytime I needed something. Did your wife give you a bell to ring?
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My wife gave me a bike horn! I was referred to as Harpo for a while!
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I saw the "jaxgtr" handle and figured you must be from around here.. Glad to hear you had a clear problem and fix; hope you recover quickly! If you ride any of the NFBC rides, I'll probably see you around town.
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Great to hear man. Soon you will be riding as never before.
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Good news Brian, enjoy the percs
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Thanks for all the well wishes. No I don't have a bell, but I have two kids though so they will be getting a workout. I saw fig newton commercial and said, oooh those look good, so the wife picked me some up at the store today. I think I might be liking this recovery thing. .
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I saw the "jaxgtr" handle and figured you must be from around here.. Glad to hear you had a clear problem and fix; hope you recover quickly! If you ride any of the NFBC rides, I'll probably see you around town.
I had plans to ride the Forts tour, but my wife had an medical emergency and couldn't. I keep meaning to join the NFBC, but never get around to it, but will probably do so in the next couple of days. I typically ride on the Southside and over on the Baldwin Train, but always looking for new places. Once I heal, I give you a shout.
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glad you came through okay.
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