Join Date: Oct 2002
Bikes: BikeE AT--Gary Fisher DF
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Miracle of Modern Medicine
Just 7 weeks after my terrible accident on my BikeE in which I badly fractured my femur, I am back on the road.
I have a 14 inch rod through the bone and some pins holding everything together. The surgery sent most of my
thigh and hip muscles south. There's been therapy 3 times a week, and lots of hard work at home.
I'm about 1/3 of my former power, which was considerable for a man of my age. (59). It will take until summer
for me to get back to where I was before the accident. I was able to do about 2 miles today; it was a little edgy
and shaky at first, but soon I had my usual grin and felt quite at home. I thought I would gain weight in the weeks
without riding, but in fact, I've managed to loose a few pounds. I'm writing this here, because I think
people who read these threads would understand my elation at this point in my recovery. Most of my friends and
family think I'm nutso for still wanting to ride.