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    Going under the knife

    tomorrow morning, to tie my collarbone back together. Anyone been thru that, words of wisdom? How long until you got back on the bike?

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    4:30, 5:00 at the latest. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    tomorrow morning, to tie my collarbone back together. Anyone been thru that, words of wisdom? How long until you got back on the bike?
    I hope they use strong thread.

    Good luck and here's hoping for a quick recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEK View Post
    I hope they use strong thread.

    Good luck and here's hoping for a quick recovery.
    I was wondering why not just replace it with a carbon fiber rod, since they're in there anyway. Too much to ask for I guess.

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    My wife did it and said it's a snap...but she was 13 years old.

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    In the 1956 Giro d’Italia, Fiorenzo Magni crashed during stage 12 and broke his left collarbone.

    Magni refused hospital treatment and continued the race with his shoulder bound with an elastic bandage.

    The picture shows the Italian rider during stage 13 holding a piece of rubber inner tube (attached to his handlebar stem.) between his teeth for extra leverage.

    FiorenzoMagni.jpg

    I would say you are back on your bike within a week or so.

    Good luck!
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    wphamilton: Wish you a quick recovery

    [B]eja_ bottecchia: that photo of Fiorenzo Magni is incredible--it is more than dedication!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VNA View Post
    wphamilton: Wish you a quick recovery

    [B]eja_ bottecchia: that photo of Fiorenzo Magni is incredible--it is more than dedication!
    Fiorenzo was of the hardest of the hardmen of cycling.
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    Wish you luck and quick recovery.

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    Aahhh, much better now with no bone floating around in there. Thanks for the well wishes.

    The surgeon said that carbon fiber went out with Lance, so that idea didn't get off the ground ...

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    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hope the healing comes quickly.

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    Bone floating around is never a good thing.
    The healing has begun.
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