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Old 02-13-10, 07:02 PM
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Have you been good?

On Dec 16th I took a fall skiing and broke my collar bone. It has been 8 weeks. I went to the doc on Wed for an xray and hopefully a release to resume all activities. The xray was taken and in walked the doc with a pretty inter at his side, she pokes at my shoulder and say "Have you been good?", my response was "Of course". The Doc said I was still only 75% healed but could try skiing again if I was careful, "Go out this weekend and let us know how itgoes and if you feel comfortable we will give you a full release". Well I looked him in the eye and said, "Does last Sat & Sun skiing the bumps with my daughter count?" The intern piped up and said, "You told me you had been good", my repsone "I'm always good, and getting better with age" as I gave her one of those smiles. They released me for full activities that day...
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All these doctors are used to is old people that sit in a chair all day long moaning about their problems.

He hasn't had that problem with you as for the last month or so you have had this forum to moan at.

Docs can't understand those of us that want to get over their illnesses/ injuries quicker than the usual geriatric so don't blame them too much. Just let them think it is their expertise that has got you fit again. Then the "Next" broken limb you get will be treated promptly as you have proved to be an ideal patient

So when are you riding again? or is that just a few more days rest?
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Congrats on the recovery. Isn't is good the doctor allows you to do activities that he did not think you were doing? No longer will you feel conflicted when skiing. I had around 400 miles on the trainer, rollers and road when he told me that I was done two weeks ago.
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So deep down, being good is being bad-naughty dude! My wife makes me tow the line, if she weren't so good she would be a pain.
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
So when are you riding again? or is that just a few more days rest?
Been spinning for a few weeks now. Road riding won't happen till April - that is unless the bike path clears and I can resume my 6AM rides.
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Old 02-15-10, 06:28 PM
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Common consensus is that I'm mostly good for nothing.

Glad you're healing in time for cycling but it sucks that you missed out on the first half of ski season.
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Old 02-19-10, 05:08 AM
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I crashed and broke my shoulder 3 weeks before my 62nd birthday, a couple days before the date I asked my doctor if I could go for a ride on that day.
His reply "Are you crazy?" Some people just don't understand.
Glad you are recovering quickly!
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I go to the doctor for advice, but the ultimate decision is mine. I don't think the doctor likes that!
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Originally Posted by waldowales View Post
I go to the doctor for advice, but the ultimate decision is mine. I don't think the doctor likes that!
Heretic!!!
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