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Old 08-05-07, 10:31 AM   #1
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NoraFox Rides 19.2 Miles After Knee Replacement

NoraFox Rides 19.2 Miles After Knee Replacement

NoraFox (my wife, of course), a BFN 50+ participant (well, at times) did her longest ride so far after her recent knee replacement - 19.2 miles this morning.

I am so frigging proud of her. She will be 70 in November.
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Old 08-05-07, 11:12 AM   #2
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Way to go, Nora!

We are very fortunate to be living in an age when these joint replacements are as common as root canals, and they are improving the parts all the time.

My brother has 2 artificial hips, both done within the past 2 years by a doctor at St. John's in Santa Monica (California). He uses a different technique on a special table. The patient can walk without assistance just a few days after surgery, and no PT is necessary because this procedure does not cut any tissue.
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Way to go, Nora!

We are very fortunate to be living in an age when these joint replacements are as common as root canals, and they are improving the parts all the time.

My brother has 2 artificial hips, both done within the past 2 years by a doctor at St. John's in Santa Monica (California). He uses a different technique on a special table. The patient can walk without assistance just a few days after surgery, and no PT is necessary because this procedure does not cut any tissue.
Our doc has that same table - so if we ever need a hip replacement, he will be the one to do it.

My sister couldn't see her way to come to Denver where our docs are the only ones who do this procedure with this special table (she lives in NM), and has had all sorts of trouble after her hip replacement. The one our doc uses gives you tremendous flexibility, while she can't even cross her legs. It takes special training and the ability to pay the $$ for the table, and many docs don't want to bother.

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Old 08-05-07, 11:50 AM   #4
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It takes special training and the ability to pay the $$ for the table, and many docs don't want to bother.
Exactly. Supposedly they've used this technique in France for years. I wonder where else it is practiced here in the states.

I'm happy for your wife's success.... no doubt she is thrilled and cycling will make her leg muscles stronger to help support that joint.
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NoraFox Rides 19.2 Miles After Knee Replacement

NoraFox (my wife, of course), a BFN 50+ participant (well, at times) did her longest ride so far after her recent knee replacement - 19.2 miles this morning.

I am so frigging proud of her. She will be 70 in November.

Those are beautiful words, I love to hear a husband bragging on his wife. Congratulations to Nora, that is an awesome accomplishment, even moreso in light of her age and following a big surgery like a knee replacement.

I hope she continues to cycle and that you can both get out there together, too.
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Old 08-05-07, 03:05 PM   #7
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That's great to hear!! Probably better than most Americans with good knees will cover in one ride this year!
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Old 08-05-07, 04:39 PM   #8
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Way to go Nora. Keep it up and you'll be riding your age.
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Postively great effort . . . go Nora!
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"We can rebuild her -- better, stronger, faster..." (Cue music for "The Bionic Woman")

Way to go, Nora!
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Worthy of a round of cheers from the +50 forum group. Congratulations Nora!
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Good evidence that 70 is the new 30!
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Way to go Nora, you are a saint for putting up with that husband of yours.....

Oh, congrats on the post-op riding, also.

I had a knee replaced three years ago and am now a better rider than I ever was...I'll bet you will be to!
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Well done, Nora, and congratulations!
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Congrats to Nora on her accomplishment! Well done!

And the best miles are yet to come...
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Congrats, Nora. Well done!
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Fantastico! Bravo Bravo Bravo
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I am so frigging proud of her. She will be 70 in November.
As you should be. I'm so happy to read that her rehabilitation is moving right along.
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Nora, you go girl!
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Way to go Nora!! You give us all inspriation!
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So you married an "older" woman

GOOD JOB!
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Old 08-07-07, 04:01 PM   #23
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So you married an "older" woman

GOOD JOB!
So did I and my father (3-month and 4-month difference, respectively).

Thanks for posting, Denver. It was a real privilege to meet you and Nora. I have to believe mental attitude and bicycling are contributing to her successful recovery.
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Big congrats to you, Nora.....and I know you won't rest on any laurels either. You have grit and grace!
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