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Tips on fast healing or hiding a limp?

Old 05-02-07, 02:15 PM
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Tips on fast healing or hiding a limp?

*sigh* Day before the formal at my university, that I'M organizing and what do I do? Decide to try bombing down my 12 story garage faster than I've ever descended before. So what happens? I learn that you can't take a 90 degree turn that's only 1 lane wide and covered with nasty car grease at 33km/h. Wheels slipped out from under me, and the worst part was I slid, right thigh first, into a pillar.

Now I have a limp, a Carbon bike that I'm going to have to inspect for 20hours, and once I tell her, a girlfriend who's going to KILL me.

Any of you guys have tips on super fast healing? or at the very least how to hide a limp?

Got myself on tensor bandages and a cold compress right now. Think I'll switch up to a heat wrap when i go to bed. Whatcha guys think?
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Originally Posted by Stevie Boy
or at the very least how to hide a limp?

Narcotics?

Or fall on your left side, to even out your gait.
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Old 05-02-07, 02:26 PM
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Pay someone to beat you up. Problem solved.

"Honey, it was the damndest thing.. they tackled me right off the bike and beat the crap out of me."
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Old 05-02-07, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Stevie Boy
*sigh* Day before the formal at my university, that I'M organizing and what do I do? Decide to try bombing down my 12 story garage faster than I've ever descended before. So what happens? I learn that you can't take a 90 degree turn that's only 1 lane wide and covered with nasty car grease at 33km/h. Wheels slipped out from under me, and the worst part was I slid, right thigh first, into a pillar.

Now I have a limp, a Carbon bike that I'm going to have to inspect for 20hours, and once I tell her, a girlfriend who's going to KILL me.

Any of you guys have tips on super fast healing? or at the very least how to hide a limp?

Got myself on tensor bandages and a cold compress right now. Think I'll switch up to a heat wrap when i go to bed. Whatcha guys think?
Play it off in style. Add a cane, monocle and pocket watch to your formal ensemble.
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Old 05-02-07, 02:33 PM
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Ouch, that sounds awful. And here I am complaining about a cut I got when I fell after overlapping wheels when drafting...
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Originally Posted by JayC
Pay someone to beat you up. Problem solved.

"Honey, it was the damndest thing.. they tackled me right off the bike and beat the crap out of me."
Don't forget the mandatory "... but you should see the other guy".
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lol. I'll stay away from extra pain.

What's a good non-drowsy, legal, over the counter pain killer?
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Originally Posted by Stevie Boy
lol. I'll stay away from extra pain.

What's a good non-drowsy, legal, over the counter pain killer?
Hit a couple ibuprofen and a naproxen and you'll be all right.
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Leeches?

Or ice and Advil. Good luck, hope you heal up fast.
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The choice is either limping or stumbling&drooling.

Seriously, in addtion to OC painkillers make sure you are up and about prior, keep moving. Avoid static sitting like positions during activity if you need to walk afterward.

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Consider it a blessing, and walk it off.

Landis had a bad hip, Merckx had a cracked vertebra and twisted pelvis, Pantani had his leg broken in 2 places, and Lance had his cancer.

And you, you fell in your garage and hit your thigh...
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its a sign of undeniable cycling prowess.
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Originally Posted by Stevie Boy
...how to hide a limp?

walk on your hands? wheelchair? segway? oooh! exoskeleton.
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Steve,
Visit the guys over at BMX and see if they can prescribe some "Holistic Herbs".
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Pop 1000mg Ibuprofen. Don't worry you won't overdose. I used to take them for knee problems (Knee Surgery, Medial Miniscus Surgery) when I would have issues for a couple years after the surgery. Anyways pop those like an hour to two ahead of time. It'll still hurt but it won't hurt as bad and you can walk normal. If you take more during the night only take 500mg as a boost.
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Originally Posted by ratebeer
Play it off in style. Add a cane, monocle and pocket watch to your formal ensemble.
Add a feathered fedora and you can be the pimp that strolls with a limp.
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Go with the silver-tipped black cane. It'll look sharp.
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Andrea Moletta of Gerolsteiner might have a few tips.
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She'll never notice the limp if you show up on rollerskates.
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haha, thanks for everything guys, good tips and jokes.

I had to go back out AFTER the accident to finish running errands for the formal, went out with my clipless and pedaled one footed most of the way. Took me 3 times as longer than if i had both legs, but probably three times faster than if i hobbled it.

I'll see if i gots some ibuprofen at home, hopefully that helps. And i'm happy i didn't crack my neck or sever my femoral artery. I think i got lucky, I think my fat ass George Costanza wallet hit the pillar then spread the load on my thigh, no bruising...yet... and it's not as bad as another wipeout i had.

If only i could pimp it out...it would be perfect, too bad its a casino royale themed formal...i'll pretend i'm in character, after he gets his balls crushed
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