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Old 12-29-06, 06:30 PM
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Allright, I've been trying to go all day without popping any Vicodin. Just got back from Cheesecake Factory and now it's time for pain killers and couch. My back feels pretty jacked up, I may give your ortho in Newport a call next Tuesday. Not sure when I'll be riding again, hopefully soon, my wife and I have a trip scheduled to Vegas for a Stage Race in 4 weeks. Thanks for checkin' in ...Pat
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If you don't like Vicodin, try Aleve. My dad has back problems (from a sports injury) and he swears by Aleve. Hope you get better and back on the bike soon!
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If you don't like Vicodin, try Aleve. My dad has back problems (from a sports injury) and he swears by Aleve. Hope you get better and back on the bike soon!
Actually, Vicodin doesn't give me some of the problems that others complain about (stomach and headache problems). I just don't want to come out of this injury and have to check into Betty Ford Clinic for pain killer addiction
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Then just don't check into Betty Ford and just stay addicted...

no one likes a quitter!

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Pat,

After my hernia surgery I took two Vicodin every four hours for six straight days and stopped cold-turkey with no problems. My family has a history of addiction so I try to be careful about those things, I'm sure you will be fine. With your type of injury, your body will heal better if you manage the pain.

Again, please let me know if you need anything.

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Just a word about Vicodin - it's an amazing pain killer. I've been on it now for a month due to my back problems but it really upsets my system, makes me, uh constipated so I've try to wean myself off them. What I have found is there is a right amount that doesn't cause that problem. I take just enough to edge the pain but not enough to cause the system problem. Usually 1/2 tab before bedtime and 1/2 when I wake up and then another during the day if needed. I would love to take more but since I'm onthe drug long term right now, I just can't risk it.

Anyway OC take care, allow your body to properly rest up. Make the couch your friend until you are healed. Best wishes...
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It's good to be afraid of the drugs; that said, taking the proper drugs in proper doses could be very helpful in your recovery process. When I was out (out= work, play, bikes, etc.) with my back problem I was on a few drugs; ibuprofen, naproxen, a muscle relaxer and vicodin. And after my surgery, on top of the drugs I just mentioned, I was taking an opiate and valium (mommies little helper). By far the hardest one to give up was Valium, but they all to some weaning off of and being very aware of the difference between your need to take them and your wanting to take them. I have a very addictive personality, but still the only one that I found hard to go without was Valium.

So anyway, I guess I'm saying to be VERY careful.
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I too have a very addictive personality, and I've been through some unhealthy ones The addictive traits even show in my cycling, but at least it's healthy. I always try to be really careful when given pain killers, that I'm taking them for the pain, and not because I want them. My pain is manageable, and I'll probably just take the Vicodin before bed. Thanks for all the encouragement and advice, who's ready to take my 2 & 5 year old, so I can have some rest & recovery
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Just an update:
Yesterday I felt a lot better, I was took down the Xmas lights, picked up dog crap, and change crappy diapers (kind of a crap theme going on). My wife saw me fiddling with my bike and then take off around the block. I don't think she was buying the "good enough to do chores, good enough to ride" theory . I have an appt tomorrow with Dr Weinstein, thanks for the referall Ralph, much better than driving to the South Bay, where my Orhto is. I'm crossing my fingers that I get the all clear, the early race season is supposed to start for me in less than 2 weeks, and I'm starting to go crazy without my morning therapy rides.

For those more concerned about the new S-Works (Volt) :
I picked my bike up from SCC on Sunday, as far as they can tell, it has a clean bill of health, albeit a torn SLR saddle (which I've already ordered), and scratched up shifter and RD. I am going to ask the construction company to replace the frameset, bars & stem. Without doing and Xray on the frame, there's no way to tell if the tubes are damaged on the inside, the bike is too new to settle for anything less.

Hope to be on the roads with you soon...
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Originally Posted by OC Roadie
Just an update:
Yesterday I felt a lot better, I was took down the Xmas lights, picked up dog crap, and change crappy diapers (kind of a crap theme going on). My wife saw me fiddling with my bike and then take off around the block. I don't think she was buying the "good enough to do chores, good enough to ride" theory . I have an appt tomorrow with Dr Weinstein, thanks for the referall Ralph, much better than driving to the South Bay, where my Orhto is. I'm crossing my fingers that I get the all clear, the early race season is supposed to start for me in less than 2 weeks, and I'm starting to go crazy without my morning therapy rides.

For those more concerned about the new S-Works (Volt) :
I picked my bike up from SCC on Sunday, as far as they can tell, it has a clean bill of health, albeit a torn SLR saddle (which I've already ordered), and scratched up shifter and RD. I am going to ask the construction company to replace the frameset, bars & stem. Without doing and Xray on the frame, there's no way to tell if the tubes are damaged on the inside, the bike is too new to settle for anything less.

Hope to be on the roads with you soon...
Great to hear you're getting better and even riding your bike.

Weinstein is all business these days but a great doctor and way closer than the South Bay.

Have you been in contact with the construction company since we last heard from you? Good to hear you'll ask for the new frameset, you'll never be confident in your ride knowing what it's been through.
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Originally Posted by 1955
Great to hear you're getting better and even riding your bike.

Weinstein is all business these days but a great doctor and way closer than the South Bay.

Have you been in contact with the construction company since we last heard from you? Good to hear you'll ask for the new frameset, you'll never be confident in your ride knowing what it's been through.
I only went around the block a couple of times to get my saddle back in the right position, and check things over.

I have a great Orthpedic Surgeon, that is also a family friend, but he specializes in leg length discrepancies, he would've just referred me to the back specialist in his firm.

The construction company called my wife twice since the accident, they seem to be truly concerned. The company is a a huge national mulit-billion dollar company. I've decided to have an attorney deal with the compensation, hopefully not in a law suit, but I want to make sure that any long term affects from my bike injury will be taken care of, if needed.

I'm curious if anyone has ridden past the area with that fence, have they done anything to secure it? It seems like a bunch of sandbags probably would be enough to hold down the feet to the fence.
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Originally Posted by OC Roadie
Just an update:
Yesterday I felt a lot better, I was took down the Xmas lights, picked up dog crap, and change crappy diapers (kind of a crap theme going on). My wife saw me fiddling with my bike and then take off around the block. I don't think she was buying the "good enough to do chores, good enough to ride" theory . I have an appt tomorrow with Dr Weinstein, thanks for the referall Ralph, much better than driving to the South Bay, where my Orhto is. I'm crossing my fingers that I get the all clear, the early race season is supposed to start for me in less than 2 weeks, and I'm starting to go crazy without my morning therapy rides.

For those more concerned about the new S-Works (Volt) :
I picked my bike up from SCC on Sunday, as far as they can tell, it has a clean bill of health, albeit a torn SLR saddle (which I've already ordered), and scratched up shifter and RD. I am going to ask the construction company to replace the frameset, bars & stem. Without doing and Xray on the frame, there's no way to tell if the tubes are damaged on the inside, the bike is too new to settle for anything less.

Hope to be on the roads with you soon...
Glad to hear it, er, you, are doing better!

I wouldn't be surprised if the company just ponied up a full new bike. Then you'd be able to put some clothes back on the Cyfac.
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Originally Posted by OC Roadie
I only went around the block a couple of times to get my saddle back in the right position, and check things over.

I have a great Orthpedic Surgeon, that is also a family friend, but he specializes in leg length discrepancies, he would've just referred me to the back specialist in his firm.

The construction company called my wife twice since the accident, they seem to be truly concerned. The company is a a huge national mulit-billion dollar company. I've decided to have an attorney deal with the compensation, hopefully not in a law suit, but I want to make sure that any long term affects from my bike injury will be taken care of, if needed.

I'm curious if anyone has ridden past the area with that fence, have they done anything to secure it? It seems like a bunch of sandbags probably would be enough to hold down the feet to the fence.
1) I know a great ortho surgeon (back is his specialty) - Milton Legome - is very renown/used as a expert by most insurance companies. Excellent reputation. Is affiliated with St. Jos in Orange. His number is 714-538-8549. He is currently treating me for my back injury. I've been going to him for years (yes for other stuff unforunately) and have been very happy with his care and advice.

2) I usually don't admit it but I'm in the business of handling insurance claims . I have 35 years worth of experience. If you need any advice - just PM me. Your attorney of course, will handle most everything.

Here's wishing you and your bike a full recovery!
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Glad to hear it, er, you, are doing better!

I wouldn't be surprised if the company just ponied up a full new bike. Then you'd be able to put some clothes back on the Cyfac.
Or add the Tarmac SL that I was considering to the collection, or the TT bike, or the....
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Hey Pat! I just missed meeting you tonight! That was me behind you in line at SSC! Sean and I were talking about you, and it took me about 2 seconds to figure out that it was you! Too bad you were already gone at that point.
But nice to see you either way
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Hey Pat! I just missed meeting you tonight! That was me behind you in line at SSC! Sean and I were talking about you, and it took me about 2 seconds to figure out that it was you! Too bad you were already gone at that point.
But nice to see you either way
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I'm always on the lookout for possbile Bike Forumers in there, although I'm just speculating, since I've only met about half of you.
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I'm always on the lookout for possbile Bike Forumers in there, although I'm just speculating, since I've only met about half of you.
$20 says you can pick Brandy and Tiff out.
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$20 says you can pick Brandy and Tiff out.
What kinda bet is that???
Besides the fact that we're there three times per week, minimum, we seem to be the only two girls that frequent that place!
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...the only two girls that frequent that place!
Between golf and this, I suuuure know how to pick my hobbies.
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Between golf and this, I suuuure know how to pick my hobbies.
Maybe you can take up tennis... or something.
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Maybe you can take up tennis... or something.
Tried.
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Tried.
Synchronized swimming?
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Synchronized swimming?

Oh with a cute little sparkly hat
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