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Old 04-18-07, 02:55 PM   #1
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follow up of my crash & surgery.

I had 2 screws placed in my elbow this morning to close the gap between my radial joint & arm. My separated shoulder will heal on its own in time & will require no surgery. As for now I'm off of work until I'm cleared then I have a minimum 2 month restriction on the use of my right arm. I'll know more next week on my follow-up with my orthopedic surgeon. I'm off the bike outdoors wise for 3 months. In a few weeks I'm allowed to use an indoor trainer so that is a plus.

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That sucks. Get Well Soon! And listen to your doc's and especially your physical therapist.
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^^^+1 on above advice. Make sure you do all your required phyical therapy after the cast is off. I didn't and have reduced range of motion in one of my fingers...
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also if you have one good arm, exercise it. my orthopedic told me to do that when I dislocated my left shoulder and broke my left scaphoid (wrist) it helps.
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+1 on the above, for sure follow your physiotherapy - when I did my left scaphoid in last year, I made damn sure I worked at that after being told by someone who didn't how they lost mobility/range.

Good luck, try to stay sane while out of the saddle
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good luck on your physical therapy. maybe you can train your way back onto the bike and be in good shape sooner rather than later. heal well.
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Good luck and I hope everything heals up without incident.
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Thanks all, I'm feeling much better about my situation now as compared to last week. I do plan on exercising the rest of my body overall through strength training, cardio on my trainer once I buy one & I may even get back to some yoga as well. 3 months off the bike I really can't afford to be lazy.
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