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Old 01-10-19, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
No yodeling for a while.

Here's hoping you breathe, relax, aim carefully, stop to take it in, then move forward knowing we all want you to get there.

And you will. Of that, no doubts exist.
+1, esp. on "breathe". Surgery a few years back, my regular practicioner Emailed me "They will take good care of you, and all will be well." I turned that into a "breathing mantra"; first phrase on the inhale, second phrase on the exhale.

The lifting limit thing can be the most frustrating. Mine wasn't quite as restrictive, but still a PITA. You can't even pick up a gallon bottle of water! Stuff you take for granted becomes "Hey honey, can you....". But as said, you'll "get there", and you'll look back knowing that a slow careful recovery is time well spent.
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Heal well Scott! Give yourself time to make the body the best it can be for the many years you have!
i hear you on the drug woes. Reactions are no piece of pie!
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Old 01-10-19, 12:35 PM
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Best wishes for your recovery. I'm looking forward to more of your great "Where'd You Ride Today" photos in the spring.
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Yow. We all feel for you. Best of luck, though I'm sure you will end up just fine without it!
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Wishing you a smooth recovery, man.
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Godspeed, Scott.

You're always welcome to visit the Atelier while recovering, I'll do all the heavy lifting.
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Good luck healing!

I wish you luck healing up. I broke my fibula in a crash last month and am very frustrated that I still have 3 more weeks until I can get back on a bike.
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Old 01-14-19, 12:52 PM
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Best of luck with the recovery, Scott. FWIW, I've seen worse portraits on this forum.
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My mother says I’m actually quite handsome.

Take ‘er easy and get well soon Scott.

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Best of luck with the recovery, Scott. FWIW, I've seen worse portraits on this forum.
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Old 01-14-19, 02:30 PM
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Glad you made it through, now the healing part begins. Good mantra: "Don't push the river it flows by itself". So hard to not train or to train within limitations, I'll be joining you, when the wrangling for approval gets sorted out, but at the other end of the spine. Take care.
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Old 01-14-19, 02:31 PM
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@scozim Scott, how are you doing today?
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Aren’t you up and going yet? Come on! It was only a cervical vertebrae fusion! It’s been like 5 days!

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Old 01-14-19, 03:45 PM
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Glad you made it through, now the healing part begins. Good mantra: "Don't push the river it flows by itself". So hard to not train or to train within limitations, I'll be joining you, when the wrangling for approval gets sorted out, but at the other end of the spine. Take care.
I feel for you. Dealing with the "other end of the spine too." This one was just a little more urgent.
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Aren’t you up and going yet? Come on! It was only a cervical vertebrae fusion! It’s been like 5 days!

slacker.

Ha, funny. We had compact snow and ice when my brother brought me home last Friday from my parents. As he left I get the "don't go over to the shop" comment. That clearly came from my wife. I waited until I couldn't hear his obnoxiously loud diesel truck anymore and walked over to the shop. Got a lot of Premier League soccer games in over the weekend on tv. I'm down about 3 lbs so far so I guess that's a positive too. That might help me stay up with Matt @northbend on the hills this summer.

Yesterday was a pretty good day and I'm not sure why it was different. I'm off the narcotic pain meds and took Tylenol once yesterday and so far only once today. The muscle relaxant is taken once a day now too. Not bad for day 6. I clearly slept wrong last night and was real stiff and sore this morning so Tylenol happened a little earlier than planned. I've done my therapy for the day which is basically walking. Yesterday was down to the mailbox and back (1 mile) and today just a tad further than that.

When I get tired it seems to come on pretty quickly which is surprising. Being off work is tough but I'm adjusting well enough. I spend time perusing here and I was able to get my "new" 115m Cinelli XA stem and Cinelli 66-42 bars installed on the Nishiki Maxima today.
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Oh they gave you PT? That's good. Work it! It will work. I believe in PT, as long as it's good.
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Sending healing vibes! Feel better and don't binge TOO hard on the forums. I know I would!
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Best wishes for a quick rehab and full recovery. Glad to hear your lifting limit is greater than 12 oz.
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Oh they gave you PT? That's good. Work it! It will work. I believe in PT, as long as it's good.
Nothing formal with a physical the****** - that will come in 6-8 wks.when they work on neck mobility and strengthening. For now walking is just prescribed.
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Sending healing vibes! Feel better and don't binge TOO hard on the forums. I know I would!
My wife doesn't care about the forum binging. It's when it moves to Craigslist, Ebay and the sales forum here that she starts to get worried.
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Damnedest thing, I was just talking to @Andy_K about every ailment I've had in the past few decades seems to have been cured by my bikes.
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P/T does work and becomes part of your warm up, cool down and breaks in the ride, thereafter, good habits = good days.
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3 week post fusion visit with the neurosurgeon on Wednesday and most restrictions were lifted including this. Of course, it came with the caveat "as tolerated". Still taking it easy but 20 min yesterday was awesome.

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That's really good to see, Scott!
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Good news! Oh, and we tolerate a lot.
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