48 days after surgery...first RIDE on..."The Yellow Horse!!!"

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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2018, 02:19:16 PM »
This was a fairly common injury when I worked in the state prison medical dept Inmates would use the steel cots to do bicep curls with one or two inmates sitting on the bed. The bicep tendon would go "pop".
and they would show up at medical , with their bicep muscle rolled up in a ball on their upper arm.
The recovery  post op was usually fairly un eventful, and with good  end results.
Arizona state prisons used to have free weight "piles" on all the yards, but  some years ago,it was decided to remove the free weights so the inmates could not use them as weapons in a riot, thus  began the use of the beds, as a "curling machine", and subsequent bicep injuries. :wink:
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2018, 02:39:47 PM »
Ugh, that must have been really painful! Good luck with the surgery and rehabilitation, JJ.
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2018, 02:57:15 PM »
Good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2018, 04:46:13 PM »
Good luck, do the rehab, get ready for Sandy Eggo  in the fall, JJ.. :thumb:

Thanks, Chuckster!! :thumb: :cool: :1: 

That will be 5 months from now , and I suspect I will ready by then for Lake Henshaw, CA!! :thumb:
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2018, 10:36:41 PM »
Back in 2003 I was trimming a hind foot on a 2000 pound Suffolk mare at a zoo in southern Ma. She was short on manners and after finishing that foot and moving around her left hindquarters, she stepped into me and cocked her hind leg with the intention of kicking the hell out of me. Definitely unacceptable behavior, so to keep from getting hammered I swung my left arm hard into her belly (didn't hurt her) to get her attention. It worked but unfortunately I forgot to bend my arm and immediately felt a severe burning sensation in my left bicep. It had ripped off the bone and rolled up to my shoulder. Considered finishing the work day but thought better of it.  After re-attachment surgery and heeding the doctor's advice about healing and recovery time, it's as strong as ever. Just looks a bit different than it used to.  JJ, all the best to you during surgery and beyond. Just give yourself time to heal and regain your strength. Riding can wait.  :grin:

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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2018, 05:29:13 AM »
All the best for your surgery JJ. Hope it all goes well.

I had the long headed tendon detach. They don't tend to bother doing anything with it as the surgery tends to give more trouble than just leaving it. However, bow it sits in a ball on the shoulder side of the bicep; only gives trouble with a big bicep strain. Tends to suddenly cramp the bicep.

I think you probably will be told not to do much with it for a couple of months.
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2018, 07:17:28 AM »
All the best for your surgery JJ. Hope it all goes well.

I had the long headed tendon detach. They don't tend to bother doing anything with it as the surgery tends to give more trouble than just leaving it. However, bow it sits in a ball on the shoulder side of the bicep; only gives trouble with a big bicep strain. Tends to suddenly cramp the bicep.

I think you probably will be told not to do much with it for a couple of months.

Thanks for the kind words, Muzz, and you are correct...no bike riding for a few months. 

However, and as I mentioned previously, with a COMPLETE tear , (tendon detachment), I don't have any options unless I want a T-Tex left arm the rest of my life.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I will file periodic reports on my progress...
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2018, 12:17:24 PM »
Thanks twowings!! :laugh: :grin: :wink:

I have been through major surgeries, (major and minor), in my lifetime...but it is always a little uncomfortable when you go under anesthesia...

I feel a little uncomfortable this time for some reason...maybe it is because of my age (63), and the fact that it is my "clutch-arm..." :huh: :rolleyes: :shocked:

Anyway, thanks everyone for your kind words and best wishes....and will file a report when I awaken... :thumb: :1: :cool:
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2018, 08:36:18 PM »
gOOD LUCK WITH YOUR SURG/ury,its got to be a pain in the arm however it can always be worse-------u could live in Nebraska say :boozing:Bourbon works for me with little or no side effects,try it after you get home,if you dont feel better within 3 months dont have any more surguries :violent1:    GOOD LUCK    see ya down the road

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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2018, 08:40:50 PM »
 Luck ? No , I'm hoping you have the best surgeon and surgical team in Arizona . Just don't pinch any of the hospital staff , you'll be OK .

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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2018, 09:49:09 PM »
JJ - OH NO! I had missed this somehow. At least this is a 'mechanical repair' so even though it sucks you'll be missing a 'season' think of it this way - in your neck of the woods the 'season' will be getting good when you're back!

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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2018, 10:05:49 PM »
Sending healing thoughts your direction tomorrow. :thumb:
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2018, 10:45:09 AM »
Thanks again, everyone, for all your kind words and best wishes! Much appreciated! :thumb: 

I'll be fine, and post some photos when I recover of me in my "sling-blade-brace"  :shocked: :rolleyes:

I WILL however, be at both the Guzzi Rally in DATIL, NEW MEXICO in mid-August and Guzzi N.A.R. in LAKE HENSHAW, CA in mid-October, even if I have to DRIVE my SUV!! :cool: :1: :thumb:
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2018, 05:33:55 PM »
Thanks again, everyone, for all your kind words and best wishes! Much appreciated! :thumb: 

I'll be fine, and post some photos when I recover of me in my "sling-blade-brace"  :shocked: :rolleyes:

I WILL however, be at both the Guzzi Rally in DATIL, NEW MEXICO in mid-August and Guzzi N.A.R. in LAKE HENSHAW, CA in mid-October, even if I have to DRIVE my SUV!! :cool: :1: :thumb:

Outstanding!! Enjoy those pain meds... :grin:
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2018, 06:06:54 PM »
Sending good vibes for a successful surgery. Mind your physical therapist...
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2018, 08:51:22 PM »
Sending good vibes for a successful surgery. Mind your physical therapist...


Back home in Vortex-Land...having a sunset Zen moment on the back deck before I retire for the evening...and mentally prepare for the surgery tomorrow morning at 10:30am :wink: :cool: :thumb:



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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2018, 11:00:59 PM »
Let's have one last look at the...."Endo-Button" procedure...shall we?!?  :shocked: :shocked: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2018, 12:12:01 AM »
Best wishes.  Hope it came out well, since I doubt you'll read this before you head to the doctor.

See you in October.

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« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2018, 07:43:21 AM »
Best wishes.  Hope it came out well, since I doubt you'll read this before you head to the doctor.

See you in October.

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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2018, 08:19:56 AM »
My daughter's dad did this same thing last winter when he stuck his arm out to stop her and her sled from careening out of control into some trees. I don't believe he had the proper treatment, and for sure he now has a T-rex arm, almost useless, 6 mo later. He's seeing an attorney, not really sure why, but he's MAD.

You're doing the right thing and I'm sure you'll do fine. I can't imagine a better place to rehab than your locale.
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2018, 04:48:25 PM »
I'll be the first cab off the rank (seeing the sun hits NZ first.  so, how did it go?????  :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2018, 05:01:13 PM »
They're catching it in time.  He should be fine.

You don't get T-Rex arm from a totally busted bicep.  You get "Popeye arm".  The biceps muscle drops to the elbow in a lump.  After 7 years, mine is the size and consistency of a small, boiled chicken breast.  It limits my throwing range and my arm fatigues quickly when I try to do repetitive biceps-related efforts.  At least the muscle has stopped trying to work.  That was awful for the first few years.

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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2018, 08:24:10 PM »
JJ, are you awake from surgery yet?   Do what the doctor says and you’ll be lifting 16oz cans before you know it!   :thumb:
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Re: Having this outpatient surgery this Friday...Wish me luck!
« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2018, 08:00:43 AM »
JJ, are you awake from surgery yet?   Do what the doctor says and you�ll be lifting 16oz cans before you know it!   :thumb:

Surgery went fine...although the Doctor said it was a difficult procedure due to the scar tissue...and I should not have waited so long, but oh well...DONE now!

My left arm feels like one, big swollen, nerve-ending...and I am have now morphed into "Sling-Boy"...but will live to ride another day!  The Rehab now begins... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :shocked: :shocked: :cool: :boozing: :1: :thumb:



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Re: Distal Biceps rupture repair surgery yesterday *** UPDATE ***
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Good the hear it went well.
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Re: Distal Biceps rupture repair surgery yesterday *** UPDATE ***
« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2018, 08:36:35 AM »
Nice to hear.  Remember to take your meds.

Especially the antibiotics, all the way to the end.

Decades ago my father chastised me because I would take my vicodin because I'm afraid of biochemicals it's a to much education thing.  I've listened to him and now take my "optional" painkillers.  I've found it helps my healing and stops various good muscles from "torque-ing up" due to pain.

You might suggest your Doc to prescribe a "Convert" for mental and physical rehab.............. ........

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Re: Distal Biceps rupture repair surgery yesterday *** UPDATE ***
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2018, 08:37:38 AM »
Glad to hear it went well. Just make sure any RAB you consume does not play bad with any pain meds you might be on at the moment!

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Re: Distal Biceps rupture repair surgery yesterday *** UPDATE ***
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2018, 08:58:15 AM »
Best luck with the recovery.  I tore my l/h bicep tendon a couple of year ago.  Initially the Dr was perplexed that I could still move my arm.  After an MRI they realised I had a 'spare' tendon.  Very unusual he said.  First he'd seen in 30 years.  I offered my services as a travelling freak, but I haven't had a call yet.

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Re: Distal Biceps rupture repair surgery yesterday *** UPDATE ***
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2018, 10:49:39 AM »
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I wonder why a $3,000 gym (rowing) machine is tax deductible for medical rehab while a $3,000 rowing shell is not

Shell is deductible if you can get the doctor to write a prescription for it. Cousin has a bad leg. Requires constant exercise to keep it viable. Cousin is riding prescription bicycles. Has been for years.
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