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Old 02-23-24, 09:20 PM
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Doctor is wanting to ruin my riding this summer

Had an appointment with my podiatrist Wednesday. He wants to break bones grind and install titanium plates in a couple of places on my right foot. With no weight on it for 8-10 weeks. That's going to curb my riding this summer probably will be in May or June
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Put it off till November ?
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Cut it off and put a permanent clip less shoe on it. Problem solved
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Put it off till November ?
Not sure I can make it at work until November . They have me on a steroid pack to get the pain down. When they brought me the paperwork and prescriptions it included a prescription for a handicap parking placard
I am a emergency maintenance technician at a hospital so I walk a lot
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Originally Posted by cweb99
Cut it off and put a permanent clip less shoe on it. Problem solved
I have already had 2 surgeries on my right foot. There have been days that I would have gladly let them remove them they hurt so much
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So is this summer going to be your last one?
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2nd opinion from a doctor not out to ruin your summer?
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2nd opinion from a doctor not out to ruin your summer?
I kinda knew it was coming. This is the second doctor. I need to work around 3 more years and that's not happening with out the surgery
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Originally Posted by Steel Charlie
So is this summer going to be your last one?
Maybe a rephrasing is in order?
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As with any substantial surgery, I would be just as concerned about the effects of anesthesia, stress on your heart and infections.
Going through this right now with my 87 y/o father with foot surgery that is likely not as complex/complicated as yours.
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As with any substantial surgery, I would be just as concerned about the effects of anesthesia, stress on your heart and infections.
Going through this right now with my 87 y/o father with foot surgery that is likely not as complex/complicated as yours.
​​​​​​I have had 2 surgeries on my right foot already this is the left foot so far they have done nerve block and enough drugs that I am serious loopy but not totally out I can't see them doing anything different. I work at this hospital so I know most of the people taking care of me
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Originally Posted by cweb99
Cut it off and put a permanent clip less shoe on it. Problem solved
Reading your posts is often like watching “Cops!”. It makes me realize my life could be a whole lot worse.
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Jeez, ouch, then ouch of another kind--listening to those darn neighbor kids out frolicking during summer vaycay, from your Barcalounger.

Well, at the tunnel's end you should be in better shape than you started. Absence of chronic pain is it's own reward. Best of luck!
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Originally Posted by plumberroy
I have already had 2 surgeries on my right foot. There have been days that I would have gladly let them remove them they hurt so much
sorry to hear. It sucks when injury or surgery sidelines is from a sport we love.
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Reading your posts is often like watching “Cops!”. It makes me realize my life could be a whole lot worse.
you could put him on your ignor list like I did.
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...alternative, non weight bearing exercise is tough to find. But it does exist. Find a pool and learn to swim laps (if you don't already.) You'll need to wait 2-3 weeks after surgery, but that beats 8-10 weeks. Think of it as cross training.
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Don't wait, have the surgery now?
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Don't wait, have the surgery now?
They found some issues with my wifes health and are still running tests. I won't do anything until the specialist gets through her testing
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Originally Posted by George
you could put him on your ignor list like I did.
That would defeat the only redeeming aspect of his posts.

BTW…I’m watching “Cops Reloaded” right now. Life is great!
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​​​​​​I have had 2 surgeries on my right foot already this is the left foot so far they have done nerve block and enough drugs that I am serious loopy but not totally out I can't see them doing anything different. I work at this hospital so I know most of the people taking care of me
Hand crank cycle to keep you going?
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
Hand crank cycle to keep you going?
I have an old Schwinn airdyne in the basement
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Just brainstorming: I wonder if you could rig up a (good quality) recumbent tadpole trike to pedal with one foot? Yeah, now that I wrote it, it doesn't sound too helpful. I wish you good luck though. You gotta do what you gotta do and losing one bicycle season is not important in the big picgture.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer
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...alternative, non weight bearing exercise is tough to find. But it does exist. Find a pool and learn to swim laps (if you don't already.) You'll need to wait 2-3 weeks after surgery, but that beats 8-10 weeks. Think of it as cross training.
Yep. Talk to the doc about what you can do, There is surely something that will be a good fit. You may need to modify an activity to suit your needs while still restricted.

You will likely be able to ride before you'd be able to run. So at least you'll likely be back faster as a cyclist than you'd be as a runner.
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I would check with at least two other specialists before committing to such an invasive procedure. I would also look for a forum and find out what the experiences have been and recovery period they required.

With my own throat surgery and hand surgery and prostrate surgery there were multiple procedures available and the specialist would recommend the one with which they had the most experience and told me not to do any other procedure. Recovery time was always ignored.

The hand surgeon for my Dupuytren's wanted to peel back the skin on the palms of my hands and the scrape away tissue and then sew everything back. The recovery time was more than 6 months and with that procedure patients often after 6 months could still not squeeze a tennis ball. There as also a 5-7 percent chance of permanent nerve damage. Instead I had a procedure done on an out patient basis that took less than 60 minutes to do on both my hands and the recovery time as less than 12 hours and the change of nerve damage was less than 1%.
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Originally Posted by plumberroy
Not sure I can make it at work until November...

RATS!


But now ya gotta think, when was the last time ya got serious about the Weight Pile? Yep... Walking be damned its time ta get ta that upper body!



With my post foot surgery patients I always recommend wearing stiff soled Clogs the first few months they are allowed to walk.
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