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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #105 on: February 01, 2018, 08:54:38 PM »
Glad to see you are making progress.

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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #106 on: February 03, 2018, 06:57:47 PM »
I’ve been thinking about your situation a lot, and have this to offer:

It’s quite likely that the person that struck you was one of those non-people.

By that, I mean:  no insurance, no assets, nothing to offer for help, except knowing that they were inconvenienced with a small amount of jail time.  That is, maybe....

It would be much better with a different situation, but this one isn’t an unusual expectation these days.

I think you are absolutely right. It's a shame, but true -- I just wish that they would not have left me for dead on the road!
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #107 on: February 03, 2018, 07:00:44 PM »
I’ve been thinking about your situation a lot, and have this to offer:

It’s quite likely that the person that struck you was one of those non-people.

By that, I mean:  no insurance, no assets, nothing to offer for help, except knowing that they were inconvenienced with a small amount of jail time.  That is, maybe....

It would be much better with a different situation, but this one isn’t an unusual expectation these days.

I think you are absolutely right. It's a shame, but true -- I just wish that they would not have left me for dead on the road!

True. One shouldn’t leave roadkill.

My wife got a book on how to best prepare it.   The trouble is, we don’t know what to do with all the bicycles we’re collecting.....

Ba-da-boom!!

Too early?
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #108 on: February 03, 2018, 07:03:57 PM »

The bad -- the hyoid bone break and laryngeal cartilage damage means that I won't lose the Bane/Batman/Tom Waits rasp naturally. I've bypassed the two pack a day for 20 year habit and gone straight to 'what the fuck did you say'. This is fixable; all they have to do is shatter my throat again and but it back together better. Fun, eh?


Ouch. Is that in the "likely to happen" column right now? I hope you don't have to go through that. Really glad that the bulk of the news is good. And, really, still amazed and  :beerchug: that you're still with us. Keep healing well.


And I'm with Doug. I love listening to Tom Waits.

Well -- I don't know if it is likely to happen or not. We will see what the voice does and how it progresses. I'm not really looking foward to that if they have to, but we'll see what the rest of my voice is like in 6 months. If I live with raspy and not 'another tracheotomy; the choice is pretty plain. The larynx was what was really scary (well, that and the huge head trauma and all the checking for cognitive damage)

Thanks for all the support -- I still look and laugh at the card you sent, by the way. It's on my work desk upstairs.
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #109 on: February 03, 2018, 07:04:24 PM »
I’ve been thinking about your situation a lot, and have this to offer:

It’s quite likely that the person that struck you was one of those non-people.

By that, I mean:  no insurance, no assets, nothing to offer for help, except knowing that they were inconvenienced with a small amount of jail time.  That is, maybe....

It would be much better with a different situation, but this one isn’t an unusual expectation these days.

I think you are absolutely right. It's a shame, but true -- I just wish that they would not have left me for dead on the road!


True. One shouldn’t leave roadkill.

My wife got a book on how to best prepare it.   The trouble is, we don’t know what to do with all the bicycles we’re collecting.....

Ba-da-boom!!

Too early?

HA! I like it :)
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #110 on: February 03, 2018, 07:05:31 PM »
Continuing the humour theme:

you have a nice horse.

It's a pony.

She's a too-scale dog. I just didn't want to bend down to pet her, and NOW I AM ON CRUTCHES THAT IS EVEN BETTER :)
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #111 on: February 11, 2018, 11:48:34 AM »
Had X-rays of the pelvis Friday in advance of Tuesday's appt. with the ortho to see how it is doing and if it can weightbear.

A few more km on the stationary bike each day, too, and a return to work authorization from my ENT surgeon for Wednesday -- with the caveat that I can't talk too much to avoid damaging the voice too much. Fewer conference calls might mean more actual work done -- we will see!

Progress.
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #112 on: February 11, 2018, 02:42:59 PM »
She's a big girl, but boy can she dance.

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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #113 on: February 11, 2018, 04:48:14 PM »
. Fewer conference calls might mean more actual work done -- we will see!

Progress.


I thought conference calls were actually work?

Haha
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #114 on: February 11, 2018, 08:55:51 PM »
. Fewer conference calls might mean more actual work done -- we will see!

Progress.


I thought conference calls were actually work?

Haha

They're definitely GOING to be work. For me, and for anyone listening.
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #115 on: February 13, 2018, 03:49:36 PM »
And ....

Weight bearing as tolerated.

I walked out of his office. I have definitely got some gait issues (Trendelenberg) that I'll need to talk to the PT about, but the new notes are 'get off support'. X-rays are good!
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #116 on: February 13, 2018, 04:20:12 PM »
A refreshing milestone!
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #117 on: February 13, 2018, 05:47:22 PM »
And ....

Weight bearing as tolerated.

I walked out of his office. I have definitely got some gait issues (Trendelenberg) that I'll need to talk to the PT about, but the new notes are 'get off support'. X-rays are good!

Awesome News!!

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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #118 on: February 13, 2018, 08:14:52 PM »
Yay weight-bearing!
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Re: Riding after acetabular break in pelvis (and more)
« Reply #119 on: February 13, 2018, 08:30:25 PM »
Great news!  Just don't overdo it- but this MUST be a major milestone.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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