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Old 10-11-10, 02:01 PM   #1
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As of October 11, my season is officially over

Entered the operating room 925am... home from OP surgery at about 1230. Now here i sit for 2 months with my ankle propped up poppin vicoden. I hate the getting-back-in-shape part that is to come in the future... And the false weight loss from the muscle mass i worked all season to build up.

Ugh. At least i have time to look for sweet deals on parts so i can build up my budget FM028 frame!
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Old 10-11-10, 03:37 PM   #2
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Dude, that sucks. You know you don't have to wait untill next summer to ride. Check out the winter cycling sub forum...
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Entered the operating room 925am... home from OP surgery at about 1230. Now here i sit for 2 months with my ankle propped up poppin vicoden. I hate the getting-back-in-shape part that is to come in the future... And the false weight loss from the muscle mass i worked all season to build up.

Ugh. At least i have time to look for sweet deals on parts so i can build up my budget FM028 frame!
What was your surgery for, and how long is your recovery before you can start moving around at all again?

Hopefully you won't need to take the Vic. for very long. I just spent 4 days on the stuff after my surgery 2 Fridays ago and I can't stand narcotics. I get that "gauze around your thought process" feeling, and they give me nightmares. Took as few as necessary for as few days as necessary.

In case the doc didn't mention it, get yourself some Citrucel or other soluble fiber supplement, and keep your water intake high. Narcotics are hell on the g.i. tract.
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Old 10-11-10, 04:28 PM   #4
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Try doing it on 07-15 - then you get to lose the entire summer

Metamucil can be your friend (sugar-free) daily, or, Miralax can be your friend 2X weekly...

Was the OPS planned, or from an oops? Glad you were in and out so fast today - unless you know the drill, stay ahead of the pain or you will be playing catch-up all the time.
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Thanks for the well wishes and advise. I am a physical therapist, so i know the importance of staying ahead of the pain game. I currently still have effect from the tibial/saph. nerve block, so am on 1 vic every 4 hours. Will see tomorrow if i go up to 2.

The surgery was planned, which was a blessing in disguise. I used to run 1-2 1/2 marathons each year, which was how i kept in shape. Over the winter, i knew that my running had to be dropped a bit so i got a bike. Now i LOVE riding. However because of the significant bone spurring and instability (which surprisingly never hurt in h.s. or college ball, and i have sprained my ankle exactly 1x 14 years ago), it even hurts at the top of the cycling spin when seatpost is set where it should be. I had to ride with it about 2cm too high all summer.

Rehab should be about 8-12 weeks for full return. Hope to return to work after 8 weeks or so, but i work in neuro rehab/brain injury, so there is significant heavy lifting.

The group i do gravel rides with in fall 2x week also ride all winter, depending on rehab i may or may not try to get out with them, they move pretty fast, and it's not worth an early return to slip and fall on an 80% ankle... the rollers are much safer.
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