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Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: davester
Date: September 15, 2021 02:18AM
I broke my clavicle and suffered a concussion on a backroads bike ride in Montana two weeks ago. They were trying to deal with it non surgically but last week decided that wasn't going to work. So, I'll be up at the crack of dawn so they can cut my shoulder open and bolt in some hardware. Wish me luck!



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 15, 2021 02:21AM
yikes! best wishes.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: datbeme
Date: September 15, 2021 02:26AM
Awww shoot. That sucks, but thanks for sharing belatedly. Best of luck to you with the procedure and the recovery.
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 15, 2021 03:50AM
Ouch. Good luck.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 15, 2021 05:32AM
Tell them that you want the unobtanium version!

Good luck.
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 15, 2021 05:49AM
I expect the claws would be an upcharge?

Good luck!



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 15, 2021 05:53AM
Good drugs are the secret to an enjoyable recovery.

I won't wish you luck because you won't need it. It's going to be fine.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: DP
Date: September 15, 2021 06:12AM
Get well quickly! Want to share the story?





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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 15, 2021 06:35AM
Good luck ! Orthopedic surgery is a real tool time moment. Welcome to the Scrap Value club.... the price of titanium keeps going up !

Oh... and TSA's MMW radar sensor picks up the titanium implant, so enjoy getting patted down all the time.
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: raz
Date: September 15, 2021 07:08AM
Best of luck. Remember ... titanium or carbon. Gotta keep the weight down



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Spiff
Date: September 15, 2021 07:09AM
Luck!
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 15, 2021 07:24AM
Best wishes and good luck!

P.S. I got a 3D printer if you need spare parts smiling smiley
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: davec
Date: September 15, 2021 07:25AM
Wishing you an excellent and speedy recovery!

Dave



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 15, 2021 07:30AM
Ooooooph...good luck!



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: August West
Date: September 15, 2021 07:41AM
In my thoughts today, and wishing you a quick and successful recovery, davester! You'll be back in the saddle in the blink of an eye.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 15, 2021 07:43AM
Oooo, sorry to hear that.
Hubby got a plastic screw in his shoulder operation several years ago. It was made to dissolve over time.
Good luck with the surgery. I hope your recovery is quick and painless.





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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 15, 2021 07:52AM
Good luck! Remember, whiskey or tequila can be a good friend. Or edibles.
Stay away from them ops.
May the road rise to greet you.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: stephen
Date: September 15, 2021 08:25AM
Best of luck and a successful and full recovery!
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: p8712
Date: September 15, 2021 08:32AM
Fast healing wishes.
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 15, 2021 09:15AM
Good luck Dave, guess this means the end of TSA quick entry.
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: September 15, 2021 09:20AM
Best of luck, and swift recovery to you, davester!
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 15, 2021 09:23AM
That must have hurt like heck. Good luck!



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: September 15, 2021 09:33AM
Vibranium > Unobtanium. Unobtanium is impossibly rare. There's a literal mountain of vibranium in africa.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 15, 2021 09:39AM
Best of luck!
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: wave rider
Date: September 15, 2021 10:07AM
Good luck Dave, heal well.

cbelt3 mentioned a Ti club t-shirt recently, I’m thinking of joining just for the shirt…



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 15, 2021 10:07AM
Don't forget to get the extended warranty on the replacement parts!

And heal up soon!



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 15, 2021 10:38AM
Best wishes and speedy recovery to you.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: September 15, 2021 10:47AM
Best of luck...shoulder injuries suck.

Typed with two fingers still numb from a ski crash dislocation and fracture two years ago....



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 15, 2021 10:55AM
Can they add a “friggin laser”?


Best wishes for a quick !
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 15, 2021 11:08AM
Here's to better cell phone reception!



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: September 15, 2021 11:18AM
Holy crap. Good Luck!

Here's a preview of your anticipated upgrades. Note clavicle. Use them wisely:


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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: MikeF
Date: September 15, 2021 11:41AM
Cue up the Six Million Dollar Man theme and sound effects... "We can rebuild him; we have the technology."
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 15, 2021 12:06PM
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Paul F.
Don't forget to get the extended warranty on the replacement parts!

TiCare+! smiley-laughing001



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: JoeM
Date: September 15, 2021 01:59PM
Ouch! Best of luck with the surgery. Hope you have a speedy and full recovery.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: September 15, 2021 02:06PM
May the procedure be completely uneventful, and your recovery swift! smiley-signs003
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: September 15, 2021 02:47PM
You got this. Report ASAP after the outcome.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 15, 2021 03:36PM
Instead of a deadpool, let's do a ridepool of when davester will be back in saddle again.

Not sure if Gene Autry's estate is entitled to royalties.

Heal fast, and completely.

Not sure if your hardware is gonna be temp or perm, or hybrid....
A semi-geezer friend hit some sand/gravel on his fancy road bike a few years ago (in his mid 60's), and because of his age, they wrapped the clav w/ some wire that has remained permanently, and added some screws that came out (easily) after several months. For add'l health reasons he had to take an extra couple of years off, but he's back riding again (now that he's fully retired in his 70's), but no more fancy road bike.

IOW, xray pics are expected to be posted here ASAP. cool smiley
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 15, 2021 05:03PM
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Buzz
Xray pics are expected to be posted here ASAP.
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Heal swiftly
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: September 15, 2021 05:25PM
Curative powders puffed!
G’luck!!
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 15, 2021 05:55PM
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cbelt3
Good luck ! Orthopedic surgery is a real tool time moment. Welcome to the Scrap Value club.... the price of titanium keeps going up !

Oh... and TSA's MMW radar sensor picks up the titanium implant, so enjoy getting patted down all the time.

I want a crotch implant, in between my two hip implants. Get the whole package rubbed down.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 15, 2021 06:28PM
I wish some of us would arrange that a friend/family member would have their log in and post a quick Doing fine, in recovery message.

I might have my partner do that when I have my neck surgery, and my other hip replaced.

I'm going to send a blanket family text when she has her knee surgery in December. New knee.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 15, 2021 09:24PM
....December. New knee."

Kneecember?
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 15, 2021 09:34PM
Make sure it's not a rusty knife, and that it's sharp. Cuts from a sharp knife heal more quickly.
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: davester
Date: September 15, 2021 09:43PM
Thanks for all the encouragement folks! The surgery went well and I'm back home. This was my first ever major broken bone or major surgery. The nerve block hasn't worn off yet so there is no pain. I expect it to wear off tonight at which time I'll switch over to opioids. Gotta be a little careful with those. The hardware they installed (plate and screws across the top of my shoulder) can potentially be permanent, but due to irritation about a third of people elect for a second surgery in about a year to have it removed. I'll just have to wait and see. The surgeon indicated about 6 weeks until I can ride a bike again and about 3 months to full recovery and strength.

Of course, I have a zillion work emails asking my input on various topics. My strategy...ignore them all...the babies can get by without me for a few days.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: September 15, 2021 10:04PM
Heal fast, ride well! (all in good time)



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 16, 2021 12:04AM
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davester
The hardware they installed (plate and screws across the top of my shoulder) can potentially be permanent, but due to irritation about a third of people elect for a second surgery in about a year to have it removed. I'll just have to wait and see. The surgeon indicated about 6 weeks until I can ride a bike again and about 3 months to full recovery and strength.

Sounds a bit like an elbow repair I went through awhile back. It went well and the plate and screw like nails could have been left in place but for the irritation. Removed a year later and the elbow functions like it never happened, don't know if the shoulder joint is more complex but I was really surprised at the advance in ortho procedures. You have every reason for optimism.
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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 16, 2021 07:19AM
Glad you are on the mend. smiley-music039





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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: richorlin
Date: September 16, 2021 08:54AM
Good luck. This is the main reason I won't ride a bike at 73.
Bought a used one last year. Sat in my garage for almost a year before I gave it to my son. I think it's still sitting in the garage, gathering dust, in his apt. building.



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: davester
Date: September 16, 2021 01:53PM
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richorlin
Good luck. This is the main reason I won't ride a bike at 73.
Bought a used one last year. Sat in my garage for almost a year before I gave it to my son. I think it's still sitting in the garage, gathering dust, in his apt. building.

Sorry to hear that.I understand the fear, but bear in mind that unless you have unusual balance issues you are more likely to break your collarbone falling down the stairs or in the shower or in a car crash. I've been riding long distances on my bike for over 50 years now and this is my first bone break. Also, my crash was in unfamiliar territory in loose gravel on a very uneven gravel road.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan



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Re: Going under the knife in a few hours
Posted by: wave rider
Date: September 16, 2021 09:42PM
davester, wouldn’t a recumbent be fun?



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