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    17 Days Post Fusion and Back on Bike :)

    Fusion and discectomy L4-L5 October 12, 2010. PT asked me if I would like to ride my bike this weekend. Well, to me Friday is a part of the weekend. Just a mile today, and she wants me only on the mtn bike. OK, I can buy that. Beautiful day, felt GREAT!!
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    The PT obviously doesn't understand cyclist. She should have told you to sit on the bike this week to see how it feels. It is obvious that once you have sat on it and it doesn't hurt- you will take a short ride- and then later on or tomorrow do it again.

    But to tell you that you could ride a bike this weekend was probably foolhardy- Even if she put the limit on of 1 mile. Have heard there is a Metric in Colorado shortly so don't enter it.

    Glad everything is going fine- but no bunny hopping for a while.
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    Sounds great Denver, take it easy and enjoy the last of the fall riding!
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    Really good to hear your mobile on two wheels again. You didn't say how you felt. Did the back do OK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    PT asked me if I would like to ride my bike this weekend. Well, to me Friday is a part of the weekend. Just a mile today, and she wants me only on the mtn bike. OK, I can buy that. Beautiful day, felt GREAT!!
    Awesome. Congratulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    Really good to hear your mobile on two wheels again. You didn't say how you felt. Did the back do OK?

    Doing great, thank you. Here is a picture. I went out for another couple of miles - with the wife - later today. Weather is about 80 - itching for a 30 miler!!

    Also, down to 198lbs this am - lowest since 1998.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    I went out for another couple of miles - with the wife - later today. Weather is about 80 - itching for a 30 miler!!
    Stapfam sure has you pegged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    PT asked me if I would like to ride my bike this weekend. Well, to me Friday is a part of the weekend. Just a mile today, and she wants me only on the mtn bike. OK, I can buy that. Beautiful day, felt GREAT!!
    Congrats.

    Is this the kind of mtn bike riding she was talking about?
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    Great news Dnvr!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Congrats.

    Is this the kind of mtn bike riding she was talking about?
    Well, of course.

    But, the wife has different ideas - such as "HEY, DUMMIE - STAY ON FLAT ROADS!"

    She rules, because as soon as I do something more aggressive, and I get a "pain" or something, I will never hear the last of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Well, of course.

    But, the wife has different ideas - such as "HEY, DUMMIE - STAY ON FLAT ROADS!"

    She rules, because as soon as I do something more aggressive, and I get a "pain" or something, I will never hear the last of it.
    I understand that!! I had shoulder surgery in 2005 (right shoulder) and 2007/8 (left shoulder) and every time I have to lift or move something heavy she says, "Don't hurt your shoulder!!" She doesn't understand that both shoulders are in better shape now than they were 10 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I understand that!! I had shoulder surgery in 2005 (right shoulder) and 2007/8 (left shoulder) and every time I have to lift or move something heavy she says, "Don't hurt your shoulder!!" She doesn't understand that both shoulders are in better shape now than they were 10 years ago.
    Yes, and, realistically, my spine bones won't be fused for another month or two. The surgeon states that the hardware he put in will hold it appropriately up to a bad suto accident or something similar. He has cleared me for bike riding. But, no need to take chances. I still shouldn't bend very far, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzTallRider View Post
    Stapfam sure has you pegged.
    Yeah, I guess so!!
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    Excellent news, Denver.

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    You sure you shouldn't be riding a recumbent for a while?

    Have fun.
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    Who's the skinny kid in that picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    Who's the skinny kid in that picture?
    Was about to say the same- All that fitness by exercise you got in before the op seems to have paid off.

    Well done---on the riding again and the weight loss.

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    Looks like you are making good progress. No need to warn you about doing too much too soon, nor about not pushing hard enough. You have a very good sense of what is right and proper.

    Super!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Was about to say the same- All that fitness by exercise you got in before the op seems to have paid off.

    Well done---on the riding again and the weight loss.

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    Its not DnvrFox I have pegged- it's most members of this forum.
    Well, it really is all the diarrhea and lack of appetite due to certain pills AFTER the surgery.
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    I have heard that bike riding south of 470 has been limited to 5 miles or less for t6he next 30 days by order of the Governor. Also heard that riders that live south of 470 cannot take their bikes north just to ride farther. Don't break the law pal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbman100 View Post
    I have heard that bike riding south of 470 has been limited to 5 miles or less for t6he next 30 days by order of the Governor. Also heard that riders that live south of 470 cannot take their bikes north just to ride farther. Don't break the law pal.
    I followed your rules and only did 4 miles today. Strong wind.
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    8 miles today. On the mtn bike it is very slow - on purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Doing great, thank you. Here is a picture. I went out for another couple of miles - with the wife - later today. Weather is about 80 - itching for a 30 miler!!

    Also, down to 198lbs this am - lowest since 1998.
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    Sure looking forward to the New You.

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    20 days post fusion. Daily exercises, 15 mile ride on mtn bike - very slow on purpose, 45 minutes of swimming, 45 minute PT session.

    Up at 4am. Going to take a nap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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