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    In the rear with the beer
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    Rider Down - Busted Femur

    Well, I snapped my femur in 2 on Tuesday night. Even worse, I snapped it slipping and falling on a wet spot in the kitchen while going to get a popsicle, rather than bombing down some sick gnar. Currently sitting on a hospital bed (they have free wifi!!!) in traction. Doctor just gave me the surgery plan....and 6 months to a year of ZERO weight bearing after surgery, let alone any kind of pedalling, then gradually move back to riding a bike. That is gonna be a long, long time. The break is complicated by the fact that my knee and half my femur were already metal, looks like i'll be getting some "upgraded parts". Attaching a pic here

    Now its time to look ahead on the calendar and pick my comeback event/race....Whiskey Off-Road 2012 may be looking good!

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    You def have the right attitude.
    Heal up!

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    oh god that looks painful . Sorry to hear
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
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    knarly break, good luck with the recovery, x-box knows no bounds

    I'm going to drink some Milk...
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    I think I am going to go drink a glass of milk. Sorry dude.

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    In the rear with the beer
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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwork
    oh god that looks painful . Sorry to hear
    Been hooked up to a morphine drip for the last 2 days...so at least I've got that going for me!

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    You caught a bad break there dude. That sucks.

    Heal up fast!
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    one more step towards being bionic. Congratulations!

    Seriously though that looks painful. Sorry.
    Try this: HTFU

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    Ahhh the pain....
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    That's it...I'm giving up popsicles. Too dangerous.
    Your limits are both physical and mental. Suffering will help you find and overcome both.
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    Popsicles are killers...

    They going to put a rod in it ? I've got one from my knee to my ankle and spent 6 days on the 'drip'....

    word of caution, do not try to stop the pain pills all at once when your ready , slowly ween yourself !!!

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    How much further ???
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    Dang !!! Thats one hell of a break. Dang !!!! Hope you heal up soon.
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    Man, sorry to hear !
    I snapped a femur years ago on a motorcycle but I was 16 at the time and healed up a lot quicker then I think I would now.
    I wish you a speedy recovery.

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    Holy smokes! Busted femur is serious business. The no-weight-bearing thing is going to be one of the hardest things you've ever done in your life.
    Don't be that guy! Read the forum guidelines.

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    That weight bearing deal sucks. I went 90 days doing it and it gets old after the first week! Good luck on healing up quickly.
    Currently at Mayo Clinic being tested for a kidney transplant. Donors welcome.

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    How do I do that?
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    Oh man, that looks wicked painful That lower half of the femur looks like it can spear right out of your thigh! Best of luck with your recovery, hope everything heals up good!





    .....heading out to the store to get some antislip deck paint with some extra bags of grit.

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    bummah!

    Heal up,big dood.

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    Maybe you can check out a hand pedal bike for when you are feeling better. I think there is one on Craigslist. Get well soon.

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    Bigdude,

    Wish you a speedy recovery! That looks like a very gnary break!

    I think you're on the right track, pick a comeback event, gives you something to dream about.

    Tiff

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    How your recovering Tiff ?

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    Sorry to hear the bad news, I too hope your recovery is speedy.

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    whoa! Major healing vibes man!!! Best project to keep is to build your dream bike as you heal up. That's what I did when I was sideline for a good amount of time and keeps your stoke on for when you are ready to ride!!!!!! Good luck in recovering!

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    wholly crap! I bet that sounded like a cannon going off.......heal up.

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    heal up man..

    sorry to hear.. sending some positive vibes your way

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    Ouch! Good luck with the healing and having a comeback plan is the right attitude!

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    Ouch!

    Enjoy the IV drip Matt. Get well man!

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