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My 3-month checkup at the Ortho

Old 07-13-16, 08:29 PM
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My 3-month checkup at the Ortho

He could barely contain himself - 'Your X-Ray is fabulous!' So, I'm cleared for anything but contact sports.


I've ridden Geraldine just enough to know she's fine (with the rebuilt wheels). Nothing bent. I've been away most of the last two weeks, so no riding then, but, hopefully my schedule will be such I should get some time in - there's much lost time to make up.

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Hooray! Hope you make good use of the rest of the summer.

As someone in the midst of healing up from a broken collarbone, I'm wishing desperately I had a time machine and could skip to that day when the doc says I don't have to hold back anymore - not being able to ride anywhere but on a trainer or the smoothest route the grocery store is the pits.
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As someone in the midst of healing up from a broken collarbone, I'm wishing desperately I had a time machine and could skip to that day when the doc says I don't have to hold back anymore - ...

How long has it been? I was cleared for bicycles a month ago (2 months post surgery) but all I had to ride was my ancient (but much loved) Torpado. Plus, for a bit of extra caution, I limited myself to a bike trail... Ugh.
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How long has it been? I was cleared for bicycles a month ago (2 months post surgery) but all I had to ride was my ancient (but much loved) Torpado. Plus, for a bit of extra caution, I limited myself to a bike trail... Ugh.
It's been a little more than three weeks from the surgery to pin my collarbone back into position, doc says I shouldn't lift more than 5# with the effected arm, and crashing before the bone is fully healed could tear the plate and screws out, so that limits me to very casual riding.

I know you've mentioned it before, but what did you break again?
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The right one. No bike time for me until 2 months post surgery. And, at that, my wife was not happy!


My initial PT was with 3 pound weights. Then graduated to, depending upon the exercise, either 3 or 5 pound weights. That continued right through (tho changes in exercises) to this week. Now all my exercises are with elastic cord.
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Great news Ed, I'm sure you have been ready to hear those words for a while now.

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Been there ... done that myself, 40 years ago this November, and I have the double callus on my left clavicle to prove it. I narrowly avoided surgery and wore a butterfly strap for about 3 weeks. (It's great that it occurred at age 26 instead of 66. )

The teenage son of one of my coworkers just broke a collarbone, and it appears he'll be able to avoid surgery, as well. It's a remarkably easy bone to break.

Best wishes for a continued full recovery.
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Glad to hear that you are on the mend. Been almost seventeen years since I endoed my bicycle, breaking my neck in two places. I still hurt, every day from that damage but what a great story I have to tell about the experience.

On a side note, Ed, your Torpado served as inspiration for the one I am building right now. Even have a picture of yours on my cell phone. I refer to that picture as I apply the masking tape for color two on the frame set.
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Geeze, I'm beginning to feel like I'm in some special club but a broken neck... I'm glad my Torpado pict has been an inspiration for you. If only inspiration was always so easy.




We did 17 miles today, ~ 2 mph off my usual 16+ average. And hurt. All over! My right arm was tired. I've never had that sort of experience. All in all, however, it felt better than yesterday.
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