Always look on the bright side......

linsen
linsen Posts: 1,959
edited September 2010 in Commuting chat
I am 4 months on from surgery on my spine.

The spacer hasn't really worked.

The bone graft didn't take.

I have two further fractures (bilateral pars defects at L5 for you techincal types)

My spine is slipping off itself (more techincal stuff - low grade spondylolisthesis) (5 - 10 years predicted for spinal fusion when it slips some more).

I am due a nerve conduction study for now inexplicable pins and needles.

but................

I AM ALLOWED TO RIDE MY BIKE!!!!!!!!!!!
Emerging from under a big black cloud. All help welcome

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  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    :shock:

    eh...great about being able to ride your bike.....the other complicated medical stuff...not so much.
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

    H.G. Wells.
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    Time for a celebratory signature change linsen!
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • linsen
    linsen Posts: 1,959
    Ah yes, you are right, and a big thank you to forum members here who have offered me truckloads of support and encouragement along the way. You know who you are
    x
    Emerging from under a big black cloud. All help welcome
  • Get in there, or rather on there.

    Must have been hellish not being able to ride a bike.
    However, good news at last, hope the cycling is enjoyable.
    "Encyclopaedia is a fetish for very small bicycles"
  • linsen
    linsen Posts: 1,959
    Get in there, or rather on there.

    Must have been hellish not being able to ride a bike.
    However, good news at last, hope the cycling is enjoyable.

    It cannot be denied that I may have been a little grumpy at odd times in the last few months.........
    Emerging from under a big black cloud. All help welcome
  • Cafewanda
    Cafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Yay!!! The medical stuff I don't understand but it don't sound good.

    See you at the Christmas party? (are we having one?)
  • linsen
    linsen Posts: 1,959
    Cafewanda wrote:
    Yay!!! The medical stuff I don't understand but it don't sound good.

    See you at the Christmas party? (are we having one?)
    I think it most likely I will be there
    Emerging from under a big black cloud. All help welcome
  • stuaff
    stuaff Posts: 1,736
    Boo! for your ongoing medical issues (I can only hope you get better news in future).
    And hurrah! for you getting back on the bike. If you fancy a pootle anywhere near me sometime, let me know, it would be great to see you.
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  • Congrats - Wiggle New Forest next month?
  • Wow that makes my fractured vertbrea t12 sound so boring, im feeling you pain i know all about it for real not like people that complain about back ache when its just stiff.
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,075
    Where are you getting treated (which hospital)? not some local DGH, surely? You need a proper surgeon...

    ...good news about being back on wheels[/u]

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Good nurses can be found on the banks of the River Severn :wink: Good to hear that you're back on two wheels.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • linsen
    linsen Posts: 1,959
    redvee wrote:
    Good nurses can be found on the banks of the River Severn :wink: Good to hear that you're back on two wheels.

    I'll keep a lookout for those then
    Emerging from under a big black cloud. All help welcome