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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Prior to cervical spine fusion in June I was told that getting back on the bike or boat for several months was not likely. Both were put down for a long nap. Got a clean bill of health today. Fusing (vertebrae-vertebrae) is still in progress but the metal plate and 6 screws are now securely fused to the vertebrae. Got the bike ready for a ride in the morning. Getting the boat ready over the weekend. Since it's been pushing 100deg most of July I guess it was a good time to out of action.

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Prior to cervical spine fusion in June I was told that getting back on the bike or boat for several months was not likely. Both were put down for a long nap. Got a clean bill of health today. Fusing (vertebrae-vertebrae) is still in progress but the metal plate and 6 screws are now securely fused to the vertebrae. Got the bike ready for a ride in the morning. Getting the boat ready over the weekend. Since it's been pushing 100deg most of July I guess it was a good time to out of action.
Great that your able to get back on the saddle.

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Good to have you back neighbor. You haven't missed much. You're absolutely correct about the weather.
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Good to have you back neighbor. You haven't missed much. You're absolutely correct about the weather.

Hopefully in a few days I'll be able to turn my head without pain (just from not using the muscles in a while). We'll have to hookup in a bit. What part of B'more you in? Buffeting is my only concern for now so the winter windshield may go back on until my next checkup in October.

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Timonium. Take your time and take it slow. Let me know when you're ready.
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Take it slow and easy. They told me that it would probably be about now before I could ride again after my Rotator cup surgery in February. I was riding in March. PT was supposed to knock me on my rear and instead I excelled. Now, I've still got a few stiff places and thanks to them shaving quite a bit of bone off I absolutely LOVE any change in the weather, and will for years, but other than that It's working great.

But here's the thing. If at any time you start feeling sore, not muscle but you know, the bone jarring is starting. STOP and call it a day. If you have to have someone else come get the bike and ride it home, do so. It's your bones healing, they take a long time and don't like getting messed with and quite frankly, can screw you up for a long time. So be analytical about your riding/pleasure and call it quits too soon then too late. half hour of enjoyment can cause you months of setback. Talked to too many folks that thought they were Macho, all the way up to the 2nd operation to fix what they tore up in the first.

The dr's are all pretty nice though. Didn't even charge extra the second time. Just charged the same amount.
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Nothing stupid in my near term plans, including riding in the rain the next few days

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Sweet. Glad to hear you're well enough to put your fists into the wind again, Baitis.
Keep in mind, "slow and steady wins the race". Pace yourself and just enjoy the moment.

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If you guys come south, you can always look me up -- I'm in La Plata, MD.

Congrats on getting back up and running (so to speak).
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