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Old 12-20-2012, 10:20 AM   #151
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Well the procedure went well with no complications. Screws were removed with what seemed like ease so apparently I didn't bend anything. He couldn't get me the screws unfortunately since they were already bagged and tagged. They only gave me a little juice through the IV with the majority being done with a local. So while all this was going on we were having fun, laughing and shooting the breeze with the Dr. and rest of the staff.....great group of folks! The only thing I really felt was the pressure when he was working the screwdriver...no power tools used. So now I am home with my leg propped up, I will provide more of an update later. So bottom line for now is I got past the milestone and moving forward with recovery and life. It was a good day! Thanks for all the well wishes as well and Merry Christmas to everyone!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:30 AM   #152
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Great news, and a good way to start the New Year!

.....or the end of the world.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:36 AM   #153
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Good to hear blaster! I'm doing pt foot exercises right now as I post this, it's amazing how weak everything gets in two months of non use. When do you start physio?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:56 AM   #154
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it's amazing how weak everything gets in two months of non use. When do you start physio?
Agreed on the weak part, I started going back to the gym about 4 weeks after the injury but only started mild leg exercises about 2 weeks ago.....definitely lost a LOT of strength! I ask the Dr. right after this happened about Physical therapy and his story has stayed consistent throughout...none needed just walk and lead a normal life. I thought it to be a little odd but he hasn't steered me wrong so I am going with it.

The most pain I experienced throughout the procedure was the IV in the back of the hand.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:14 PM   #155
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Glad it went well!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:18 AM   #156
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Decided to forgo the pain pills for a bit to see what I was working with and it looks like 3 to 4 on the pain scale, so not bad but definitely noticeable. Most of the pain is on top where they removed 2 screws from.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:46 AM   #157
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Several years ago my brother broke the bejeezuz out of his leg and had to get it surgically repaired. He told his doctor that he wanted to be awake as they wheeled him into the operating room. Well, OK, we don't usually do it that way but that's your choice. They wheeled him in on the gurney and as the doors popped open and he saw the stainless steel saws, drills, hammers, stretcher bars, clamps, etc. he started screaming "PUT ME OUT!! PUT ME OUT NOW!!!"



It is a very wierd feeling watching a doctor do stuff like that, feeling the pressure, but not experiencing any pain (but you know it's coming...). Glad you're OK! Sorry you didn't get any souvenirs.

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Old 12-21-2012, 08:08 AM   #158
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Short term limitations

So here is where I am at for now.
Minimum activity for 5 days
No strenuous activity for 4 weeks
Weight bearing as tolerated
Progress back to full weight bearing
Stitches can be removed in 10 days either by primary care doctor or myself, guess which one will be removing the stitches?
Boot for 2 more weeks then start weaning myself off (1 hour regular shoe then 4 hours back to boot)
Change dressings in 6 days and keep stitches covered and don't get them wet.

Carry on with life!

I am figuring 2 to 3 weeks and then I will give the DRZ a try but only on road for a while.

One of the last things the doctor did was ask me if I wanted a print out of the X-ray for my thread since a certain someone, J4S, introduced him to my writeup. He actually acted like he was pretty impressed with it and liked my description of hanging me by my toes and the pictures showing it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:28 AM   #159
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Stitches can be removed in 10 days either by primary care doctor or myself, guess which one will be removing the stitches?
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:29 AM   #160
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One of the last things the doctor did was ask me if I wanted a print out of the X-ray for my thread since a certain someone, J4S, introduced him to my writeup. He actually acted like he was pretty impressed with it and liked my description of hanging me by my toes and the pictures showing it.
I had nothing to do with that.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:31 AM   #161
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I had nothing to do with that.
Let me guess he was just trying to get smart and was searching for some information......
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:31 PM   #162
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Had the same injury about a decade ago after crashing my little XL250.



Everything works just fine now, tho I always have advanced warning when it's going to rain. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery!
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:34 PM   #163
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Damn dude, lots of breaks and dislocations! Do you have hardware still in there? I see it's your first post as well...welcome!
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #164
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incredible story, and recovery.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:02 PM   #165
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Damn dude, lots of breaks and dislocations! Do you have hardware still in there? I see it's your first post as well...welcome!
Thanks! Nope, no permanent hardware although the whole thing was held together with pins for a number of months while it healed.
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