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survived surgery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(18 posts)

survived surgery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!weiwentg
Apr 11, 2002 9:13 AM
am typing this 1-handed from dorm. am also on painkillers, so pls excuse abbrevs. and misspelings :P
shoulder was quite messed up & had lotsa splinters. they were taken out, got bone graft from left hip. all is now more or less well. in some pain ,but that's what the painkillers are for. too bad they don't desing the bottles for 1-hhanded use. :/
doc says 6 months to full recoveru, but could be riding in 3 mos if all goes well. can start stationary bike after 1 wk plus. could've been worse: i could've broken my hip (which i badly bruised instead).
exams: messed up. never mind: now ia have excuse to drop one particularly troublesome subject. the rest can be completed next term. am walkiong w/ difficulty (both hips sore) but that will be better soon.
rtolle: the crash you referred to was the one i was in. was indeed a nasty race. thank heavens for USCF insuracne./..
elviento: regarding ebay. don't quite know whether to agree w/ you or not. it is not veryu nice, but it's the seller's decision. and if the seller doesn't want to sell, that's his right. i do not believe that a t the time of posting the ad, the seller has entered into a contract. i know that at time of auction close, high bidder & sellr are in a contract. could bee wrong on this - remember i'm on painkiillers & have been woozy for ther lsdt few days.
spirito: thanks for the advice. doc says no weight on the arm for a while, but hopefully soon. will see if i can obtain my original x-rays and scan them >:)
duid the bike get sold? if so, hope it was ata reasonable price. regret to say that i'm not in the market - you're my size (+-2cm) but i truly truly love mty TCR.
thanks top all who wished me well. i really appreciate it. plans for the next few days: vegetate and drool over the bike piccs & catch up with the hundreds of posts...

the guy in the U of M jersey on the TCR2 with axial pros is our club president and is a hell of a nice guy and a good rider. as of time of posting, we have 3 TCRs and 1 OCR. (shameless plug) :)
re: survived surgery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!raboboy
Apr 11, 2002 9:20 AM
Congrats on the sucessful surgery. You'll be up in no time!
Nice one - speedy recovery. nm.muncher
Apr 11, 2002 9:28 AM
Wishes for a quick, full recovery...Crankist
Apr 11, 2002 9:56 AM
I guess we'll be seeing a lot more posting from you for a while.
Mike
re: pretty good for one handed...Akirasho
Apr 11, 2002 10:05 AM
... wonder what else he does with one hand...

Good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery!

We abide.

Remain In Light.
ebay and other thingsishmael
Apr 11, 2002 10:09 AM
i found out that regardless of the ebay contract you can break it and nothing really happends, infact you can do it a couple of times and then you are branded "a bad person" or something...and even then you can get it converted back with good conduct...if someone bids and then decides not to buy (this happend to me), there isnt really anything you can do but give them a bad review..
sucks you crashed, thats the reason i race so little and avoid the thursday night crits around here...everytime ive ever heard of there has been a crash or a bike layed down, nothing bad, but statisticly that gives me about a one in 30 chance everytime, not worth it...learn to ride no handed and i give you the go ahead to ride now
Congrats bro.Ahimsa
Apr 11, 2002 10:18 AM
I'd say you're officially a hardcore cyclist now. Broken collar bones seem relatively prevalent among the dedicated.

I don't want one, but I'm surprised I haven't....eh....never mind. Bad luck to talk about it.

You get a cool scar too. Use it to impress women.

Now get well and get back on the bike.

Cheers!

A.
Congrats bro.weiwentg
Apr 11, 2002 10:38 AM
>>Use it to impress women.<<

will do. :)
USCF insurance????rtolle
Apr 11, 2002 1:14 PM
Weiwentg,
Congrats on the surgery...I survived mine also. What does USCF insurance cover, just medical bills? Or other stuff? I have a license but did not realize there was insurance involved. Well good luck on the recovery, I'm already going crazy, hope you're having better luck than me.
USCF insurance????weiwentg
Apr 11, 2002 1:21 PM
they cover most of what your primary medical insurance does not cover, and i think they insure the bikes as well. the former i found out for sure when doing the insurance claaims. the latter i heard from a teammate. call 'em & check.
thanks all for the well-wishes. nmweiwentg
Apr 11, 2002 1:22 PM
bone graft from hip?gregg
Apr 11, 2002 3:03 PM
...sounds painful, alright.

Echo the props on the one handed typing.

Injury related funny, true story: An old buddy of mine was in the Police Academy and fell of the 6 ft. wall that they are supposed to scale. Caught his foot at the top and fell face first. Put out both hands to break his fall, snapped both wrists!

Both wrists in a cast for more than a couple of weeks, so he had to have his girlfriend help him wipe his ass everytime he had to take a dump (thought it was true love, or at least true devotion!) Ended up being too much for the poor girl, they broke up not long after!

Recover well.

-gregg
Don't be surprised if...Lone Gunman
Apr 11, 2002 4:36 PM
Your testicles turn black from all the draining from the site of the graft. Mine did and they was ugly lookin. Not that a nutsack looks that great to begin with, but you get the picture. I could have aggravated mine from going for walks to try and relieve some leg stiffness.
Oh my. Mine just turned black from hearing about it... (nm)Gregory Taylor
Apr 12, 2002 1:20 PM
Don't be surprised if...weiwentg
Apr 12, 2002 2:50 PM
testicle status: currently ok. :)
Congrats, kudos, speedy recovery, all those wishes good.Leisure
Apr 12, 2002 1:08 AM
Those pain meds can get addicting if you're predisposed to substance abuse or are on a lot them for decent amounts of time. I'm not saying you should be paranoid, just keep tabs with your doctor. It almost certainly won't be an issue for you, but sometimes it's better to be more informed than you need.
I guess this qualifies you for 2 Purple HeartsSlipstream
Apr 12, 2002 5:19 AM
Man oh man, weiwentg you're quite a trooper. Cut, splinters, bandaged, one arm, doped-up and here you are, reporting on front line action. Let us know how long before you don't require the heavy pain killers and if you switch to OTC (Aleve, Advil, etc.).

Don't try to rush back too quickly.

btw, is that picture taken on North Campus? UM alum too.
pictureweiwentg
Apr 12, 2002 6:11 AM
that was at the U of Marian. U of M doesn't host races - pity, 'cos that would save us some travel time.