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post #1 of 11 Old Oct 16th, 2008, 6:16 pm Thread Starter
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The good and the bad

Had a pre-surgery appointment today at the VA hospital. Got a shoulder thats been giving me more grief than it should. X-rays and the doctor planned to do a scope, clean out the spurs and debris, trim off a little bone and be good to go in a couple of weeks. As an after thought he wanted a MRI, see if there is any soft tissue work needing done that can be done at the same time, just make 1 trip in. Found out today that I have a tendon torn almost all the way through, no idea when or how I did that.

Rode the LT up, 86 miles to and 144 back. Was a most excellent ride, probably the last one for 6 weeks or so. Very little traffic on the really good roads (74A from Asheville to Chimney Rock and 9 through Mill Spring).

Surgery the 21st.

Guess the LT gets some polish and a fresh coat of wax.

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Good luck with the surgery and may you recoup promptly!

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Hey Gunny,

It is amazing how shinny you can get a scoot with that kind of down time. I had four weeks to polish chrome.

Good luck with the bone cracker.

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Had a pre-surgery appointment today at the VA hospital. Got a shoulder thats been giving me more grief than it should. X-rays and the doctor planned to do a scope, clean out the spurs and debris, trim off a little bone and be good to go in a couple of weeks. As an after thought he wanted a MRI, see if there is any soft tissue work needing done that can be done at the same time, just make 1 trip in. Found out today that I have a tendon torn almost all the way through, no idea when or how I did that.

Rode the LT up, 86 miles to and 144 back. Was a most excellent ride, probably the last one for 6 weeks or so. Very little traffic on the really good roads (74A from Asheville to Chimney Rock and 9 through Mill Spring).

Surgery the 21st.

Guess the LT gets some polish and a fresh coat of wax.
I had the same surgery 2 years ago. The doc said I would be off the bike 6 weeks minimum after 2 1/2 weeks I was riding to my rehab appointments. The rehab doc was not happy but I was done with her in 3 weeks. Less the half the time it was going to take. Just go at your own pace and all should come out good.

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Ok, Gunny .. you started it.. haha

27OCT I also have surgery planned... on Starboard elbow. The carpenter sez.. "about 2 weeks"...in a sling then 4-6 for "release".

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Had a pre-surgery appointment today at the VA hospital. Got a shoulder thats been giving me more grief than it should. X-rays and the doctor planned to do a scope, clean out the spurs and debris, trim off a little bone and be good to go in a couple of weeks. As an after thought he wanted a MRI, see if there is any soft tissue work needing done that can be done at the same time, just make 1 trip in. Found out today that I have a tendon torn almost all the way through, no idea when or how I did that.

Rode the LT up, 86 miles to and 144 back. Was a most excellent ride, probably the last one for 6 weeks or so. Very little traffic on the really good roads (74A from Asheville to Chimney Rock and 9 through Mill Spring).

Surgery the 21st.

Guess the LT gets some polish and a fresh coat of wax.
That's a bummer. Hope you heal quickly.

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Maybe a good time to put together your Christmas list while you have the down time. Maybe you should could use this as the opportunity to convince the Mrs. that you could really use a lighter bike right now until you heal - something small like a DRZ400 SM or Hypermotard.. you know, practical transportation..... I'm pulling for ya!

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Prayers for Gunny.

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Hey Chan,

How clean is your bike gonna be?

You know I'll bet we could have a Tec Party and take care of that elbow for you. I am sure there are enough of us around to open you up, find the problem and put you back together and if there are any left over pieces we'll be sure to "tag em & bag em for you." Could save you lots of cash that you could otherwise use for farkles. Okay I am starting the list so lets all put down our specialty that we will perform on Thor. Maybe the guys who live around Gunny could start a list for him too?

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Hey Chan,

How clean is your bike gonna be?

You know I'll bet we could have a Tec Party and take care of that elbow for you. I am sure there are enough of us around to open you up, find the problem and put you back together and if there are any left over pieces we'll be sure to "tag em & bag em for you." Could save you lots of cash that you could otherwise use for farkles. Okay I am starting the list so lets all put down our specialty that we will perform on Thor.
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Ok, guys... I'm game if you are... hehe.. I'll have some baggies and marker ready.

I told the Vet.. "Look, there are 2 choices here... you fix it, or I fix it."... He was so kind to offer to do it for me and maybe even save some for "show and tell". If he doesn't come through I'll let you guys know.

How about you, Gunny? DEFINITELY going to be sending my prayers and petitions for you (and the Vets) to "the OLD MAN"...

I've asked the Vet for some pics ... after all, it will be just in time for Halloween!!!

hahahaha.. bwaaahahahahah... I figure I can blow them up to poster size and post on the driveway... then as the "little kiddies" come up I can hand them some "red" baggies with candy.. bwwwaaahahahaha... I could even pull them out of a "bandgaged" area..

Bwaaahahahaha..

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